10/07/09 118 W - + 12 - 9 EQ Class-Action Settlement Approved For Apex Evacuees

Can you believe it's been three year since the chemical explosion and fire in Apex on October 5, 2006, that sent fireballs into the sky, drew dozens of responders, and compelled as many as 15,00 residents to evacuate? Yesterday, a class-action suit seeking compensation for evacuees was approved. Households and business owners have two weeks (!) to file a claim, and they'll receive $750 or up to $2,200, respectively. As this New & Observer article reports, about 1,900 of the 3,000 eligible households have already filed claims.

More information for claimants is available at www.apexfiresettlement.com.

For recaps and summaries of the incident, see these pages from the Apex Fire Department, as well as the Chemical Safety Board.

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