- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A group of Bozeman homeowners are suing the city for negligence in the operation of a landfill near their properties.

The lawsuit contends the city allowed “a cocktail of toxic chemicals” to migrate onto their properties from an unlined dump site that accepted municipal waste between 1969 and 1995.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Gallatin County District Court seeks unspecified damages.

The homeowners say the city was aware of the chemical leaching when it approved the development of a subdivision and failed to notify residents of health risks until the summer of 2013.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1wFUsfe ) that residents say their property values have been permanently hurt.

Bozeman City Manager Chris Kukulski declined to comment on specific complaints in the lawsuit, saying he hadn’t yet reviewed it.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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