The suit seeks compensation for lost property value, environmental cleanup and medical monitoring for people who purchased homes in the Oakbridge and Grasslands communities that were built on reclaimed phosphate mines. It was filed in Tampa federal court on behalf of Oakbridge resident John Jerue by a Houston law firm that advertised for claimants on Facebook and by Lakeland’s Lilly, O’Toole & Brown. Drummond Co., the target of the suit, has not offered comment. The suit also raises questions about political interference in EPA attempts to assess radiation levels, The Ledger reported.

Source: News Channel 8

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