Manchester Woman Files Suit Against Biodiesel Plant That Burned In 2011

lawsuitA Manchester woman has filed a $300,000 lawsuit against a company in connection with an explosion that occurred in 2011.
Johnnie Turner of Shady Grove Road filed the suit in Coffee County Circuit Court last month against the Tennessee Bio-Energy, Inc, Consolidated Bioenergy LLC, Andrew Brindle and Oakley Gentry following an explosion that occurred July 30, 2011 at the biodiesel production facility just outside Manchester which is known as TBE and CBE.
She alleges in the suit that because of the explosion she was “forced to evacuate her home as a result of the toxic fumes and explosions, and her water supply continues to be contaminated with petroleum compounds as a result of release of toxic chemicals from the facility.”
Turner is asking for “at least $300,000 to compensate her for decrease value of her property, loss of quality of life, aggravation and inconvenience and past and future out of pocket expenses” that she has suffered due to the result of the company’s “negligence, trespass and maintenance of a nuisance.”
Also asked in the suit is relief that the Court might see necessary and discretionary cost, clerk’s cost and general relief.
Turner is represented by attorney Russell Thomas of Murfreesboro and Gary A. Davis of Asheville, North Carolina.
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