Village of Hammond receives money from atrazine settlement
Hammond recently received $5,286.72 in a class action lawsuit settlement. The money is Hammond's piece of a $105 million settlement of a lawsuit over the chemical atrazine. The money is to reimburse the village for the cost of removing the chemical from the community water system.
A trace amount of atrazine was found in Hammond's water system in 1999, said Hammond Village Attorney Tim Scott. He said this qualified Hammond for compensation under the lawsuit.