Baltimore judge to rule on lawsuit-power company dumping ash in drinking water

Constellation Power Source Generation sued for dumping toxic ash into water supply. A Baltimore judge residing over the legal action could rule on Tuesday.

West Palm Beach, FL (–Justice power plant dumping and spillage news correspondents and West Palm Beach toxic tort lawyers report a possible settlement. A Baltimore judge could give his approval to a multi-million dollar settlement between injured residents and the power company on Tuesday. The residents of Gambrills, Maryland sued a subsidiary of Constellation Energy alleging the company contaminated its water supply with toxic coal ash.

Toxic tort settlement and verdict news reporters for Justice along with South Florida personal injury attorneys learned the power company is accused of depositing millions of tons of ash from two of its Anne Arundel County power plants into two Gambrills quarries from 1995 until last year. The residents claim the company knowingly dumped coal ash near their homes, contaminating their water supply for more than ten years. Constellation paid a $1 million fine as part of a consent decree with the Maryland Department of the Environment last year.

Palm Beach County personal injury lawyers specializing in toxic torts and Justice news reporters have learned ash sludge is a byproduct of coal combustion produced by power plants. This ash typically contains mercury and arsenic heavy metals. With the recent devastating power plant spill in the Tennessee River Valley last week, consulting an attorney if your water supply has been contaminated may help you recover from damages and injuries.

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