CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —  A lawyer said an MIT fraternity involved in a prank that left two environmental cleanup volunteers severely injured has agreed to pay the victims a six-figure settlement.

The victims’ lawyer, John Barton, said Tau Epsilon Phi has agreed to settle with Thomas Soisson and Kate Nardin after a member tossed sodium metal into the Charles River.

Barton said Soisson and Nardin suffered severe burns in April 2008 when the two deposited the sodium metal in a plastic trash barrel.

MIT students have an annual tradition of throwing a lump of the substance from the school’s chemistry labs into the river.

Fraternity member Bhaskar Mookerji pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and an environmental pollution violation.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.