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Lawsuit Over Gasoline-Tainted Groundwater Growing

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By Meymo Lyons

In Frederick County, Maryland, the number of people seeking compensation for gasoline-tainted groundwater is growing.

An amended complaint filed this month in Frederick County Circuit Court now lists 75 plaintiffs seeking $50 million each in compensatory and punitive damages for gasoline leaks from the Green Valley Citgo station in Monrovia. The original complaint filed in March had 60 plaintiffs.

State environmental regulators say signs of groundwater contamination from underground storage tanks were first detected in 2004. The agency alerted area residents in 2007.

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