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Kraft Foods Settles Pollution Lawsuit for $8.1 Million

Source: AP

Posted on 23 May 2011

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Kraft Foods Inc. will pay $8.1 million to settle a class action lawsuit over pollution at a former factory in Attica, Indiana.

The lawsuit, filed in 2009 and representing nearly 130 families, claimed that pollution from a former Kraft factory contaminated the groundwater beneath their homes and spread cancer-causing vapors. A U.S. District Court judge in Indianapolis approved the settlement Friday.

In addition to the payment to the families, Kraft must clean up the plant site and groundwater and install mitigation systems in the affected homes. The cost of that effort was not disclosed.