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Published on: 15 Jul 2010 By

Air pollution class action against the tar sands?

The successful class action by Port Colborne residents, Smith v. Inco, has opened the door to a similar class action against the tar sands.  In Inco, nickel particles were emitted from the refinery for 80 years.  There was no proof that Inco ever operated illegally or negligently, or failed …

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Published on: 9 Jul 2010 By

Inco to pay $36 million in Port Colborne class action

Inco has been ordered to pay $36 million to past and present property owners in Port Colborne,  for lost property value due to historic nickel contamination. None of the contamination occurred after 1984, and Inco complied with all applicable laws during the operation of its refinery. Nevert…

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