Water Pollution Issues in Fennville, MI: Get Help from the Environmental Lawyers at Weitz & Luxenberg.
Read about our lawsuit against Birds Eye Foods.
When residents of Fennville, MI first expressed concern about wastewater from the local Birds Eye processing facility being sprayed on fields and other areas, they were unprepared for what they discovered: that the water spray contained elevated levels of arsenic, iron and manganese that contaminated their well water.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is investigating the Birds Eye wastewater, which contains water and "dregs" from the Birds Eye fruit and vegetable processing facility in the area.
The DEQ investigation has revealed that the wastewater set off a chemical reaction in the wells, causing oxygen levels to diminish and the arsenic, iron and manganese levels to increase. The DEQ also stated that while the chemical reaction is a natural process, it is caused by the the dreg-filled wastewater leaching into the water in the wells.
Our environmental attorneys are litigators with extensive courtroom experience and an in-depth understanding of the environmental laws.
Weitz & Luxenberg is currently litigating two large cases involving injuries people have sustained as a result of exposures to contaminants in their drinking water and/or in the air they breathe: one in Plant City, Florida, which has approximately 1,000 plaintiffs, and one in Grand Island, Nebraska, which has approximately 300 plaintiffs.
The firm recently secured a landmark settlement against some of the country's biggest oil companies for contaminating public drinking water supplies with a gasoline additive known as methyl butyl tertiary ether, or MTBE. Most of those defendants agreed to pay $423 million to settle suits involving the contamination of 153 public and private drinking water systems nationally.
Fennville residents: Contact an environmental lawyer
If you are concerned about wastewater contamination in Fennville, we may be able to help. Complete the form on this page for a free legal review of your potential environmental case. A Weitz & Luxenberg representative will contact you as soon as possible.
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