Another lawsuit for Grain Processing Corporation


Tee's in Muscatine, Iowa. Photo by Pete Zarria, Flickr.

Last week we highlighted an intense radio segment from Iowa Public Radio detailing the health issues caused by pollution in Muscatine. Much of this pollution comes from the Grain Processing Corporation’s (GPC) facilities.

Now, Muscatine residents are moving towards a class action lawsuit against GPC. The lawsuit claims that GPC’s pollution threatens the residents’ health. This lawsuit comes despite GPC’s assertion that they are complying with state regulations.

Read more from the Des Moines Register here.

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About Michael Gallagher

I am originally from outside of Chicago, but I have spent the last five years in Iowa pursuing my education. From 2006-2010 I attended Grinnell College, where I received a B.A. in English. Currently, I am a graduate student in the University of Iowa's journalism department. In addition to my work for CGRER, I write for the non-profit investigative reporting organization Iowa Watch. Previously, I worked as a freelance writer, primarily contributing to Hoopla (The Gazette's arts and culture publication), and I assistant coached the Grinnell College cross country and track teams for a year. My interests include writing, running, watching the Chicago Bulls, and . . . environmental news!
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