Legal action over 'toxic homes' set to begin in Scotland
Dozens of people in North Lanarkshire have begun legal action over claims their homes were built on toxic land.  
Collins Solicitors said it had launched 42 claims on behalf of 78 residents, who live on or near the Watling Street estate in Motherwell.  
They claim the site was never properly decontaminated and is responsible for a number of health complaints.  
The action names property company City Link Development, engineers Scott Wilson and North Lanarkshire Council.  
A council spokeswoman said no public health issues for concern had been identified at the site.  
The area was previously occupied by factories and industrial plants.  
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Posted: 17/10/2012 By: Professor Paul Bardos