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Fight back against toxic emissions from the Lafarge Ravena Cement Plant with an environmental lawsuit.
According to a recent article in the Daily Gazette of Schenectady, the Lafarge Ravena Cement Plan in Ravena is the single largest source of mercury emissions in New York State.
The report stated that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released 2006 emissions data in its Toxic Release Inventory program, and the Lafarge cement kiln in Ravena was the state’s largest source of mercury pollution in the air.
Lafarge, according to the Gazette, hasn't been forthright about these emissions. The Lafarge cement plant reported in 2003 that it emitted 40 pounds of mercury from its smokestacks, but testing revealed the plant actually released about 400 pounds of mercury into the air.
Dr. David O. Carpenter, director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany, who was quoted in the article, said that methyl mercury causes loss of IQ and shortened attention span in children and increases risk of heart disease in adults.
As one of the nation’s leading plaintiffs’ 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.
Our clients have been the victims of vapor intrusion, tainted water, and noxious odors and toxic emissions from landfills, among other acts of negligence.
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.
If you have been affected by Lafarge Cement Plant or any another corporate polluter, an environmental lawyer may be able to help. Please fill out the form below for a free legal evaluation. We will be in touch shortly.
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