Class action lawsuit filed against Tonawanda Coke plant

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A new class action lawsuit was filed against the Tonawanda Coke plant.

The lawsuit is for anyone whose quality of life might have been affected by the plant.

About four years ago, Tonawanda Coke was convicted of violating the federal Clean Air Act after mishandling hazardous waste.

The company has to pay for a soil study to see if, and how far pollution from the plant has spread.

It is not clear how lawyers will respond to the lawsuit. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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