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2nd class-action lawsuit filed against plant blamed for odor near SC state line

CATAWBA, S.C. — A new class-action lawsuit has been filed against the paper mill responsible for a foul odor in York County.

This is the second lawsuit against New Indy Containerboard.

People that live near the plant filed a suit claiming the conditions Indy created were wrongful and torturous. They claim the “rotten egg smell” got bad this year when New Indy started making the type of paper used to make cardboard boxes.

The plaintiffs said New Indy isn’t getting rid of the byproducts properly and it’s creating the smell.

They want New Indy to pay out for damages they’ve caused by the smell.

Channel 9 has reported for months about complaints coming from people in Mecklenburg, York, Union, and Lancaster counties.

This is the second class-action lawsuit against New Indy. In May, neighbors filed a suit calling for a jury trial and anyone living within 30 miles can join.

The EPA has already ordered New Indy to come up with a plan to lower emissions.

New Indy said it’s continuing to take steps to determine the source and resolve the issues related to the odor.

(Watch Below: Industrial plant accused of producing foul odor at state line applies for emissions increase)