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Chemicals From Factories Caused Woman’s Cancer: Lawsuit.

October 1, 2019

A woman who says she developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after living near metal processing plants in Union filed a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking damages against the plant owners for “knowingly polluting the surrounding communities with cancer-causing chemicals for decades,” according to her attorneys. Dana Harper, 44, lived across the street from wire and alloy manufacturing plants for almost three decades.

During that time, a plant managed by Central Wire, Inc./Techalloy Company Inc., and another factory managed by Phibro-Tech and Southern California Chemical Company, was allegedly "emitting, and improperly disposing of, a blend of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including, but not limited to, the established carcinogens trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and ammonia into the surrounding air, soil and water," according to the allegations.

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