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BNSF Settles Lawsuit With Somers Homeowners

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SOMERS - BNSF Railway agrees to buy up most of the property in question after settling a lawsuit with 17 Somers homeowners.

Landowners living near a former railroad tie treatment plant near Somers filed the lawsuit in Missoula district court.

The exact terms of the settlement are confidential.

Railroad ties were coated with creosote at the 80-acre site near downtown Somers in the 1900's. Some chemicals seeped into the soil and groundwater.

The area that was owned by Great Northern Railway was declared a Superfund site in 1984. BNSF now owns the property.

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