Weitz & Luxenberg is no longer accepting cases concerning the Holcim Cement Plant. This information is provided for informational purposes only.
You have a right to fight back if Holcim devalued your property or caused illness from its mercury emissions.
Concern is growing among some residents of Dundee, Michigan who believe the Holcim Cement plant on Day Road may be harming the environment and people's health. Some have begun to file environmental lawsuits.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency cited Holcim Inc. in 2006 for alleged clean-air violations, contending that Holcim has exceeded limits on "opacity, or the amount of light obscured by particulates (smoke, dust, ash)."
In addition, the EPA says, Holcim has exceeded temperature limits at its baghouses, which are used as air pollution control devices for the kilns at the facility.
Inhaling high concentrations of smoke, dust and ash can affect children, the elderly and people with heart and lung conditions.
Environmental activists have long cited Holcim for its mercury emissions.
According to EarthJustice, mercury pollution has already impaired rivers, lakes, and streams throughout the United States, making certain fish unsafe to eat.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 8 percent of women of childbreaking age in America already have mercury in their bodies at levels enough to put their babies at risk for birth defects, loss of IQ, learning disabilities and developmental problems.
What you can do about Holcim
Residents of Dundee who have been affected by the Holcim cement plant have a right to seek justice.
Our environmental lawyers may be able to help your community take Holcim to task for any harm it may have caused.
As one of the nation’s leading plaintiffs’ litigation law firms, Weitz & Luxenberg can provide you with the legal strength you need to take on companies that have polluted your community with dangerous chemicals.
We are here to help ensure that you and your neighbors have clean air to breathe and clean water to drink, and that your property is protected from activities that threaten to devalue it, such as corporate dumping.
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.
Weitz & Luxenberg has been winning such cases for over 20 years.
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