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Claims against Birds Eye can move forward in Fennville
FENNVILLE, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A judge says some claims can go forward in a lawsuit linked to a contamination from a fruit processor in western Michigan.
For more than 30 years wastewater has been used to irrigate the fields surrounding the Birds Eye plant in Fennville.
It's causing high levels of iron, sodium and arsenic in the groundwater.
Birds Eye asked a federal judge to dismiss claims in a lawsuit filed by several families.
The judge says some claims will remain alive and the case will move to trial on February 25th.
In 2010, Birds Eye agreed to build a wastewater treatment system.
Area homes switched to public water in 2011.