RESIDENTS FILE LAWSUIT AGINST EXXON MOBIL AND OTHERS FOR TOXIC EXPOSURE
Former residents of a Los Angeles housing complex have filed a lawsuit against the county, the complex developers and the former property owners, Exxon-Mobil, for hiding the fact that the complex was built above a storage tank of toxic materials. The lawsuit claims that the materials leaked from the tank and caused cancer, leukemia, miscarriages, respiratory distress, chronic infections, asthma, anemia and cognitive and neurological issues. The suit claims at least 39 former residents died from the toxins. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.