AG Hood sues over Grenada, Water Valley contamination

After outcry from residents and a U.S. congressman, the state attorney general’s office has sued companies in Grenada and Water Valley that allegedly dumped toxic chemicals, including Trichloroethylene (TCE), polluting the groundwater and air. The office filed both lawsuits Friday.

“Knowing that it is out there, it makes me scared,” said Johnnie Williams, a resident of the Eastern Heights subdivision right next to the Grenada Manufacturing facility.

The suit alleges the Grenada facility operators, which manufactured hubcaps, dumped TCE directly onto the land on which the subdivision was built.

Clarion Ledger
4/10/17