Neighbors file suits against Precision Castparts Corp.

Precision Castparts Corp. has two twin plants straddling the Portland-Milwaukie border, next to the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood.

Six residents of Southeast Portland have filed two separate class-action lawsuits against Precision Castparts Corp., alleging that its toxic air emissions have harmed their health and decreased property values, according to court documents filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Amy Williams-Derry, a lawyer with the Seattle law firm Keller Rohrback, who represents four of the plaintiffs, said she expects the cases eventually to be combined.