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Deal Near On DOT Pollution Suit Involving Several Montgomery Neighborhoods

A nearly five-point-five million dollar settlement could compensate more than fifteen hundred north Montgomery residents whose properties were contaminated by the Alabama Department of Transportation.

Attorneys for both sides told the Montgomery Advertiser in Wednesday's edition they would present their agreement to the circuit judge at an April 20th hearing. Residents in the Coliseum Boulevard area could receive a one-time amount to help regain depreciation of their homes. D-O-T is accused of disposing chemicals and solvents in ditches that got into groundwater and nearby neighborhoods. The contamination caused a plume to develop that extended into Chisholm, Eastern Meadows and Vista View.

D-O-T officials began meeting with residents on Tuesday to notify them of developments. An attorney representing ALDOT, said it was time to try to resolve the four-year-old class-action lawsuit instead of spending more of the state's resources on a trial.

Courtesy: Alabama Associated Press

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