Law360 (July 21, 2021, 7:36 p.m. EDT) – Residents of an Illinois town near St. Louis on Tuesday sued their local government and public water district in federal court over decades of alleged problems management systems that have caused sewage to build up their yards and streets and pollute the Mississippi River.
The lawsuit alleges that the predominantly black residents of an area of Cahokia Heights formerly known as Centerville live with sewage that collects in their yards, gushes out of manholes and drains on their streets and into tributaries of the Mississippi following “decades of government failure to provide basic sewage and storm water services” in the area ….
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