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TEP sodium drop suit ended in six-figure settlement

In August, The Tech reported on the settlement between Tau Epsilon Phi (TEP) students and cleanup volunteers over injuries resulting from dropping sodium in the Charles River in 2007. The Boston Globe subsequently reported that the settlement was in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to John J. Barton, a lawyer for the victims.

The settlement will be paid out of the insurance policies of TEP and of Bhaskar Mookerji G, the TEP member who confessed to throwing the sodium in the river. The money will compensate victims Thomas Soisson and Katherine Nardin for emotional trauma and medical expenses, which included skin graft surgery and burn scar treatments.

Joanna Kao