Lawyer: Neighborhood Water, Air Gave Residents Cancer

By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

A group of Winchester residents is, suing a local company, claiming its business practices gave them or their relatives deadly cancers.
The suit against the owners of Kentucky Wood Preserving Inc. is on behalf of nearly a dozen people. Some are cancer survivors, others, are family of those who died. The common bond between all the people, is that they lived in the neighborhood near the plant for years. Justin Morgan, the lawyer representing the families, says this suit is about making the company accountable for what he believes it did. The wood preserving plant is no longer in operation. Last summer the Environmental Protection Agency ordered that all hazardous chemicals at the plant be cleaned up.
We contacted the parent company of Kentucky Wood Preserving Inc. As of now, they are not offering comment on the lawsuit.

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