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CORNING, N.Y. -- A group of residents is suing a local college and a number of agencies in Steuben County.
The lawsuit concerns the new three-story dorm being built on the Corning Community College campus. Construction on the dorm broke ground last month, but has since stopped.
Sixteen residents are suing the college and county agencies because they say an environmental study on the project neglected a crucial issue in the case: Traffic safety. They say there have been hundreds of accidents near the campus since 2000 and six people died as a result.
The residents also say the project leaders failed to evaluate the project's impact on water by underestimating how much water students would use per day at the dorm.
The college says they followed proper procedures for the building.
"Our standing is that we followed the process. In fact we went above and beyond. And we're hoping the court sees it the way we do and that they'll permit us to move forward,” said Bill Little, CCC Development Foundation Director.
The lawsuit will be discussed in Steuben County Supreme Court May 24th.