A federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday against a Virginia based company that contaminated water in Greene County.
The lawsuit says Northrop Grumman knew for more than a decade that chemicals from the old Litton Industries site it owns near the Springfield-Branson Airport were contaminating groundwater in surrounding property.
The lawsuit claims the company did not notify residents their groundwater may contain TCE solvent, which causes cancer.
The contamination came to light only after TCE was detected near Fantastic Caverns in 2018.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two Springfield families who said the contamination made their land and businesses “worthless” and led to health problems.
Attorneys are seeking class-action certification to represent other affected families.
Here is a link to the lawsuit filing and a video conference: