Panhandle Chemical Plant Sued Over Odors

A lawsuit has been filed against a Pace chemical plant related to odors that have been reported around the facility.

The Pensacola News Journal reports over 150 residents have signed on to a potential class-action lawsuit against Taminco.

Miami-based Aronfeld Trial Lawyers filed the suit Nov. 25, saying that the company has failed to maintain the Pace facility and have caused the residents damages..

Particularly potent, fishy-ammonia odors were reported by dozens of residents in December 2014 and into January 2015, from Pace all the way to Pensacola Beach. Dozens of other odor-related complaints have also been reported.

A statement from the company says since acquiring Taminco last year, Eastman Chemical Co. has taken steps to minimize off-site odors and negative impacts to the surrounding community.

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