Crestwood resident files suit over well

April 24, 2009 2:42:08 PM PDT
A Crestwood resident filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the village for using well water contaminated with "dangerous toxic chemicals." Joseph Marzano hopes other residents will join in the lawsuit filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court.

An EPA test performed in 2007 found that the well's water was contaminated with twice the legal limit of vinyl chloride -- a chemical linked with cancer.

Mayor Robert Stranczek told residents in a letter this week that the well was only used during periods of high demand and assured them that the water was safe.