"Minneapolis Residents Sue General Mills Over Pollutant in Soil"

"Two class-action lawsuits were filed against General Mills on Thursday by residents in the Como neighborhood of southeast Minneapolis, where state-ordered testing has shown troubling concentrations of the pollutant TCE in soil below their homes."

"Results have been published for 26 of roughly 200 homes in the target area, southwest of a former General Mills facility where solvents containing TCE (trichloroethylene) were dumped decades ago and filtered into soil and groundwater. Seventeen have turned up with higher-than-acceptable levels of the chemical.

Testing has been completed at another 33 properties, but results haven’t been released, and has been arranged but not completed at another 36 properties, according to a map published by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), which is overseeing the cleanup project."

Jeremy Olson reports for the Minneapolis Star Tribune December 6, 2013.

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 12/06/2013