Attorneys representing the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against mining giant Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. launch cleanupblackwell.com, a Web site focusing on the legal action and the environmental contamination underlying it.
Blackwell is a town of 7,000 located in north-central Oklahoma. The community is contaminated with toxins left behind by the Blackwell Zinc Smelter. As successor-in-interest to the company that owned the smelter, Freeport-McMoRan is legally responsible for any related contamination.
Exposure to lead and arsenic can cause a wide variety of serious health problems, and cleanupblackwell.com includes important information for Blackwell residents who are concerned about the health of their families and the contamination of their homes and properties.
The suit was filed earlier this year in Kay County, Oklahoma, but was removed at the defendants’ request to a federal court in Oklahoma City.