Kerr-McGee Battles Lawsuits in 3 States. (Environmental Management)
Nash, James L., Occupational Hazards
Kerr-McGee (KM) faces several lawsuits charging the company with environmental contamination that some experts believe has contributed to higher rates of cancer, birth defects and other diseases in Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Louisiana.
The lawsuits, which seek unspecified punitive and compensatory damages for a growing number of people, is based on company practices that date to the 1920s.
Lawyers for the plaintiffs filed a press release in the court of public opinion in late October. "They're seeking to stir up the community and sign up more plaintiffs for their case," KM attorney Peter Nickles said.
At issue is the environmental management of KM plants …
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Publication information: Article title: Kerr-McGee Battles Lawsuits in 3 States. (Environmental Management). Contributors: Nash, James L. - Author. Magazine title: Occupational Hazards. Volume: 63. Issue: 12 Publication date: December 2001. Page number: 25. © 2008 Penton Media, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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