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Federal judge dismisses Dunbar sludge lawsuit

Posted at 8:25 AM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 08:25:37-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- People who live in Fort Myers are weighing their options after a judge dismissed a lawsuit against the city over the Dunbar sludge site.

Some neighbors filed the suit last year.

They claimed the city dumped toxic sludge without notifying neighbors, and did so for years.

They also say the sludge caused health issues.

The case could move to state court, according to the attorney, or they can file an appeal.

The site has since been cleaned up and there are now plans to turn it into a park.