Attica Residents File Class-Action Lawsuit
More than one-hundred residents in the Wyoming County Village of Attica have now filed a class-action lawsuit against the company that is stinking up their town.
Buffalo attorney Richard Lippes confirms to YNN that he is representing Attica residents in the lawsuit against Hillcrest Industries.
Lippes says he will seek millions of dollars in compensation for residents who claim to suffer health problems as a result of chemicals emitting from Hillcrest's burning pile of recyclable glass.
The Environmental Protection Agency has been in Attica for two weeks, attempting to extinguish the fire inside the acre-wide pile of glass. So far, the EPA says they've been able to put out about half of that fire.
The EPA says in the last week and a half, its moved and cooled the material with water.
Crews say they're moving toward the hottest part of the pile, with temperatures of about 575 degrees.
The EPA says it will continue work until the fire is completely out.