The city of St. Cloud has joined other Minnesota cities, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth and Rochester, in a class action lawsuit brought against manufacturers and distributors of liquid aluminum sulfate, a chemical used to purify drinking water. The defendants in the antitrust lawsuit are accused of price fixing which may have cost St. Cloud taxpayers more than $850,000.
A representative for the city of St. Cloud says that the city purchases between 350 and 585 tons of aluminum sulfate annually, and the price of the chemical has almost doubled over a period of six years. One of the chemical companies named in the class action lawsuit, General Chemical Corp., had previously plead guilty to price fixing in a case brought by the U.S. Department of Justice last fall.
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