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Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Orleans residents of Superfund site, a former landfill, still waiting for their checks |

By the time her parents allowed her to have a sleepover at age 11, word had spread: The homes on the site of the former Agriculture Street Landfill, along with a nearby school and community center, sat atop a stew of toxic chemicals so dangerous the government declared it a federal Superfund site. Despite 18 years of litigation and the judgment by Civil District Judge Nadine Ramsey holding the agencies liable for emotional distress and loss of property value, only the nine original plaintiffs have seen any money...

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