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New Orleans Toxic Landfill Dispute Denied Review by Justices

Oct. 3, 2022, 2:03 PM

New Orleans can avoid further scrutiny over whether it’s taking sufficient action to cleanup the site of a former landfill that residents of a primarily Black neighborhood say is still contaminated, the Supreme Court said Monday.

The ruling was a loss for Residents of Gordon Plaza, a group that represents locals who live on top of the Agriculture Street Landfill. The landfill is a toxic waste dump, and the city duped people into buying homes at the site by failing to disclose they would be built on contaminated soil, the group said in their complaint.

The group petitioned the high ...