. . . .Closing arguments are set for Tuesday morning in a trial involving a former subsidiary of the pharmaceutical giant Merck accused of polluting groundwater, air and soil in a Merced subdivision for years.
About 2,000 residents of the subdivision claim the now-shuttered plant leaked hexavalent chromium, the cancer-causing chemical made famous in the movie “Erin Brockovich.
The plant used the chemicals to pressure-treat wood from 1969 to 1991. . . .
We will post any jury finding of liability/exonerating verdict here, as soon as it is available — but that could possibly come before Friday, now.