TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - Last week, News 4 told you about a health study that the group Citizens United for Justice is asking people in the Tonawanda community to take for an upcoming lawsuit. Well, Monday morning, another lawsuit and around 30,000 people in the Tonawanda community are involved.
Attorney Charles Cobb says he plans to file a class-action lawsuit Monday morning against Tonawanda Coke Corporation.
The lawsuit will represent about 30,000 people in the Tonawanda community.
"And this is all brought out because of Tonawanda Coke's activities in releasing benzene into the air, which is very accurately documented by the New York State Department of Conservation," said Cobb.
The lawsuit will seek compensation related to three classes, property damage, medical monitoring, and loss of quality of life.
"What we want to see done is Tonawanda Coke to account for their actions and for people in the community, while we can never reverse what Tonawanda Coke did, we can at least have the justice system address in some way what Tonawanda Coke has done," Cobb said.
There's a community meeting relating to this lawsuit Tuesday night at the Northwest Community Center.
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