Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Earthquake Victims Take Gas Company and Dutch State to Court

In the province of Groningen, 120 people have taken the gas company, NAM, and the Dutch state to court.  They are also suing for immaterial damages due to earthquakes which were caused by the extraction of the gas.  Their lawyer, Pieter Huitema, says that the immaterial damages consist of psychological problems, burnout, stress, and fear.  Huitema said that he hears stories about people who have had to flee their homes during earthquakes and about people who no longer dare to invite guests to their homes.  Twenty of the plaintiffs are being treated by doctors or psychiatrists.

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