- Associated Press - Friday, September 29, 2017

SEATTLE (AP) - A judge has certified a lawsuit against Honey Bucket as a class action, allowing residents in Pacific, Washington, who have complained of odors to join the case.

The Seattle Times reports (https://goo.gl/QRxt6T ) that initially, four neighbors filed a lawsuit against Northwest Cascade and its Honey Bucket and FloHawks divisions, stating that odors, gases and fumes exacerbated their asthma, caused headaches and devalued their properties.

Pierce County Superior Court Judge Helen Whitener’s Wednesday order allows property owners from about 40 lots in the same neighborhood to become plaintiffs.

Northwest Cascade operates a small wastewater-treatment facility and cleaning station for Honey Buckets, which are portable bathrooms.

Since 2014, when the Honey Bucket operation expanded, neighbors have smelled sewage.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

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