Tuesday, February 14, 2006

More income redistribution

553.9 million dollars in damage (200 million as punitive) was awarded to plaintiffs living downwind of the now defunct Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant. Rockwell and Dow companies were the defendants but since they were working for the Federal Energy Dept, it will be the taxpayers who actually pay the bill. Congratulations plaintiffs who have spent 16 years in litigation so that every American must pay for your hardship including an additional 58 million dollars in legal fees.
The reason? Reduced property values and the PROBABILITY of higher health risks. Not much was mentioned about the plants expenditure of 7 billion dollars towards cleanup.
Isn't America great?
More information is available from The Denver Post here.