Contamination Cover-Up? Actress Sues Philadelphia Over Lead Levels

Class-action lawsuit claims the city intentionally covered up lead levels by failing to warn residents.

A class-action lawsuit, filed by Eleni Delopoulos, 37, and represented by national law firm Hagens Berman, claims the City of Philadelphia put thousands at risk by intentionally covering up lead levels in the city’s water.

The suit says the city has known about the high lead levels for years and yet failed to warn residents. It also claims the city performed inadequate tests that gave a “woefully inaccurate picture” of lead contamination.

The law firm representing the case is also working on a similar suit against the City of Chicago that alleges the city knowingly increased lead exposure to city residents while replacing water mains.

The Philadelphia lawsuit demands the city pay to replace all lead service lines and pay for a citywide medical monitoring program that would provide blood tests to detect the presence of lead.



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