Bullseye Glass neighbors in SE file $1 billion lawsuit

This March 11, 2016 photo shows an exterior view of Bullseye Glass, a business suspected of releasing toxins in Portland, Ore. Fiercely protective of its reputation as one of the most eco-friendly cities in the country, Portland is reeling from the discovery of poisonous heavy metals in the air and the ground of neighborhoods where thousands of people live, work and attend school. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)

Portland residents living near Bullseye Glass Studio in Southeast have filed a $1 billion class-action lawsuit against the glass company.

The suit was filed Thursday and seeks $153,00 for current and future medical expenses for everyone living in the area where high levels of heavy metals have recently been detected in the air.

The suit also demands $50,000 per person for mental distress. There are about 6,000 people in the neighborhood, so damages alone would total $1.2 billion.

Bullseye Glass began using cadmium in its factory on Wednesday. KATU has reached out to Bullseye for comment, but we haven't heard back from them.

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