Weitz & Luxenberg informs you of your legal options if you are a Duncan resident affected by perchlorate well contamination
Halliburton Accepts Responsibility for the contamination of water supplies in Duncan, Oklahoma.
In Duncan, Oklahoma, Halliburton discovered that 18 of its water wells were contaminated with perchlorate, a chemical that is both naturally occurring and manmade. It is utilized in a number of products and devices including “bleach, rocket fuel, fireworks, flares and explosives.” (EPA)
The reason for the contamination, according to Halliburton, was a missile fuel project that was performed 20 years ago. Although the company has vowed to “reimburse health costs to all those affected by the perchlorate in water wells,” (AP Texas News) this doesn’t bring much consolation for those who are seriously suffering from the hazards of perchlorate exposure.
If you are a resident of Duncan, Oklahoma and you have suffered from the effects of water contamination, contact Weitz & Luxenberg to learn your legal rights.
Perchlorate wreaks havoc on the human thyroid
Exposure to perchlorate can damage the thyroid and can prevent the thyroid from producing sufficient amounts of hormones which are necessary for growth.
“Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released findings that women with low iodine intake are at risk of thyroid problems due to common exposure to perchlorate.” (EPA) Moreover, the CDC study confirmed that “even low levels of exposure to perchlorate can have harmful effects on the thyroid,” (EPA) resulting in the development of hypothyroidism.
What is Hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism results when the thyroid is underactive. Its early symptoms include:
- Being sensitive to cold
- Heavy menstrual flow
- Thin, brittle hair or fingernails
Later symptoms include:
- Decreased sense of taste
- Decreased sense of smell
- Puffy hands, face and feet
- Slowed speech
Are you a resident of Duncan who has been exposure to perchlorate? Weitz & Luxenberg Can Help.
The Environmental Pollutants Unit at Weitz & Luxenberg has been assisting those affected by environmental pollutants for over twenty years. For legal advice and a free consultation, please fill out the form on this page. There is no obligation, nor is there a fee, unless we secure a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) : http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/unregulated/perchlorate.cfm
AP Texas News:http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/7661323.html
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001393/
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