The Case Of An Investigation Of Defense

1218 WordsOct 11, 20165 Pages
Eric Chagoya October 11, 2016 Defense Connor Yaney, Christine Ocheltree, Beom Kim, Eric Chagoya, Robert Cuttriss, Laura Hernandez, and Akane Okumura Role: Chemist Statement of Defense: The defendants will set out to argue the following points. We argue that we, W.R. Grace & Company, Beatrice Foods Company, and UniFirst Corporation are NOT responsible for the contamination of wells G and H of East Woburn with toxic chemicals, including trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene, also known as perchloroethylene (PCE). We therefore argue that we are not responsible for the contamination of the drinking water in wells G and H of East Woburn, the contamination of which allegedly caused the reported cases of sickness, including cases of leukemia, as well as other illnesses including, cardiac arrhythmias and disorders of the immune and neurological systems. Finally, we claim no responsibility for the death of James “Jimmy” Anderson or for the illness he contracted. Overall, we deny any charges against W.R. Grace & Company, Beatrice Foods Company, and UniFirst Corporation of contaminating the wells’ drinking water, and also bringing about illnesses on to the East Woburn community. Statement of Argument In this statement of argument, we will prove that W.R. Grace & Company, Beatrice Foods Company, and UniFirst Corporation are innocent from the chemical perspective of the case. We will look at Woburn’s chemical industry history to see they type
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