Homeowners file lawsuit against Michigan Sugar for odor - WNEM TV 5

Homeowners file lawsuit against Michigan Sugar for odor

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BAY CITY, MI (WNEM) -

A community rallied together against Michigan Sugar for fouling up their air.

Homeowners in Bay City have reached out to a Detroit law firm to file a class action lawsuit against the company.

According to the suit, the odors come from the plant are so bad about 800 complaints were filed with the DEQ last year alone.

The lawsuit aims to change operations to reduce or eliminate the odors and seeks compensation for declining property values.

Michigan Sugar released the following statement:

At Michigan Sugar, we have a proven commitment to being a good neighbor and a strong community partner, and we have invested millions of dollars in cutting-edge technology to minimize our impact on the community we serve, while providing hundreds of good-paying jobs for local families and pumping millions of dollars into the local economy. We have not received notice of a lawsuit, and if and when we do, we will review it and respond accordingly. 

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