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Fort Lauderdale to Pay $18M Settlement Over Incinerator That Made Them Sick

Nearly 200 people files a class action lawsuit after they say the land made them sick. 

A 13-year-long legal battle involving the City of Fort Lauderdale finally is nearing an end.

“Were hopeful that this is the end of this for the city,” said Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis. “We’ve spent an awful lot of time and money, but I also feel that it’s time that these people get paid for the loss they suffered.”

City commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a settlement worth $18 million after residents of the city’s historic Durrs neighborhood filed suit more than a decade ago.

They claimed ash from an old city run incinerator caused them to get sick.

Read the source article at WPLG Local 10

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