After years of litigation those living near the former Monsanto factory, which produced toxic, cancer-causing chemicals, are now receiving assistance. It’s all part of a multi-million dollar settlement and includes long-term medical testing and property remediation.
The gloves are on, the cleaning supplies are out and it’s a sound neighbors living in Nitro have been waiting to hear for years.
So far 100 households have signed up for the cleaning. The goal is to clean all 4,500 eligible homes. Homeowners must register online. The deadline for registration is October 31st.
“Well who wouldn’t want their house cleaned from top to bottom by professionals? I can’t imagine someone turning that down,” said Ellis.
When cleaning is completed, each home will receive a certificate.
Those who qualify for the cleaning also qualify for long-term health testing.
To be eligible for medical testing, individuals must have been gone to school, worked or lived near Nitro in Putnam or Kanawha counties full-time between January 1, 1948 and Sept. 30, 2010. Those who pre-registered should receive packets in the mail. Those who haven’t already registered but would like to should contact the Nitro Class Action Settlement Administrators by calling (877) 673-5049, emailing email@example.com, or visiting the Nitro office.
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