UPDATE: Homeowners Suing Over Wis. Gas Pipeline Spill

UPDATED Monday, December 3, 2012 --- 6:36 p.m.

JACKSON, Wis. (AP) -- Homeowners are suing over a massive gasoline spill in Wisconsin this summer.

Attorneys say 150 Jackson area families filed a lawsuit Monday against the pipeline owner and operator. The homeowners allege they suffered economic and emotional damage.

Attorneys say many of the homeowners have been unable to use water from their wells because they have tested positive for benzene. The homeowners are asking for compensation for their losses, including the establishment of a medical monitoring fund for early cancer screening.

Messages left for pipeline owner West Shore Pipe Line Co. of Illinois and operator Buckeye Partners L.P. of Houston were not immediately returned Monday.

A section of 10-inch pipe in the Milwaukee-to-Green Bay line ruptured July 17 in Jackson, spilling an estimated 54,600 gallons of gasoline in a few minutes.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 --- 9:36p.m.

JACKSON, Wis. (AP) — More than 90 families in the Town of Jackson have signed on to a planned lawsuit over a pipeline spill.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/T3la9f) reports the families have retained two personal injury law firms to represent them in a suit against the pipeline owner and operator.

On Friday, Habush, Habush & Rottier S.C. in Milwaukee and the Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos in Baltimore notified pipeline owner, West Shore Pipe Line Co. of Illinois, and operator, Buckeye Partners L.P. of Houston, of their intent to sue for damages to residents and properties.

No timetable for filing a lawsuit was announced.

A section of 10-inch pipe in West Shore's Milwaukee-to-Green Bay line ruptured July 17 in Jackson. An estimated 54,600 gallons of gasoline were released within a few minutes.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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