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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has taken the side of electronics manufacturer CTS Corporation in a court case yesterday that could strip legal rights from military families poisoned by toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC, and others harmed by industrial pollution across the country.
The case, CTS Corporation v. Waldburger, will decide if federal environmental law preempts North Carolina’s statute of repose, which imposes a 10-year limit to file a lawsuit. A ruling in favor of CTS Corporation would void injury claims of Asheville, NC, residents who, for decades, were exposed to trichloroethlylene—a known carcinogen—on land contaminated by the company.
Famed activist Erin Brockovich is taking on a new case, this time defending “military families poisoned by toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina,” Fox News writes.
Brockovich called the case “inexcusable” and “extremely disturbing” on Fox and Friends this week.