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Residents Sue IBM Over TCE

2:37 PM MST | January 14, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Dozens of residents of Endicott, NY have filed a lawsuit against IBM seeking compensation for damages allegedly caused by an underground plume of trichloroethylene (TCE) and other industrial chemicals. The residents say that vapor from the TCE groundwater plume has seeped from the soil into their basements. The plaintiffs are seeking an unspecified amount from IBM to compensate for illness and loss of property value. IBM says the lawsuit is without merit. The company made computers and circuit boards at a plant near Endicott from 1924 to...

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