Lafarge Canada Hit with Class Action Lawsuit

Neighbors of Lafarge Canada’s Exshaw cement plant have filed a class action lawsuit, alleging that the facility is a source of ongoing dust and noise since its expansion in 2016, according to the Calgary Herald.

“Following these expansions, the amount of dust leaving the cement plant greatly increased,” said law firm Napoli Shkolnik Canada. “Huge clouds of carcinogenic cement dust now regularly leave the plant and blanket nearby properties.”

The plaintiffs from in and around the hamlets of Exshaw and Lac des Arcs are seeking punitive damages for the plant’s impact on residents and for Lafarge’s allegedly misleading statements about the facility’s environmental effects.

Lafarge has yet to respond to the suit but said it has invested more than $30 million this year to reduce the facility’s carbon emissions.

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