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EQ Industries Settles Apex Explosion Class Action for $7.85 Million

This is a settlement for the Environment Law lawsuit.

Residents and businesses located in and around a waste warehouse in Apex, NC, have won their class action lawsuit against EQ Industrial Services, with a $7.85 million settlement

Three years ago local businesses and residents were forced to evacuate because of a hazardous waste explosion at the Apex warehouse. The settlement will provide $750 per household that was evacuated, and up to $2,200 to each business that had to close.

EQ has been fined in the past for failing to report fires and chemical reactions at the Apex site, and has paid more than $400,000 in penalties in order to remain open.

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Published on Oct-7-09


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