Noxious landfill odors sicken residents, but you don't have to take it. Talk to a lawyer.
On January 4, 2011, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette announced that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) had fined Allied Waste Systems of Pennsylvania $142,000 and ordered the company to eliminate noxious odors from its Imperial Landfill. This was the second fine the DEP had levied on the company in less than a year's time. Area residents do not have to suffer this kind of inescapable pollution without fair compensation. Talk to the Environmental Unit lawyers at Weitz & Luxenberg for a free consultation regarding your case.
What causes noxious fumes and what are their effects?
Any number of thousands of pollutants give off terrible-smelling odors – some caused by decaying matter, others by hazardous chemicals. A few are innocuous but still smell bad to human beings. These odors intrude on residential or business areas very often as the result of landfill violations.
Even at their mildest, they can cause a variety of effects such as headache, dizziness, vomiting, insomnia, lack of appetite, irritated skin and eyes, vision problems, and congestion.
Noxious fumes have become a widespread problem in this country, particularly near highly industrial economies. Some of the worst areas in the country for landfill odors are:
- Grand Central Landfill (Pen Argyl, PA)
- Countryside Landfill (Grayslake, IL)
- Alliance Landfill (Taylor, PA)
- Simi Valley Landfill (Simi Valley, CA)
- Central Disposal (Pompano Beach, Fl)
- Bethel Landfill (Hampton, VA)
- Connecticut Valley Landfill (Chicopee, MA)
- Oakwood Landfill (Ridgeland, SC)
- Barre (Martone) Landfill (Barre, MA)
What can you do?
Neighbors across the country are standing up to polluters and their intolerable contamination of their lands. Weitz & Luxenberg is here to help. We represent several communities around the country for the personal injuries and property damage they have suffered as a result of pollution. We offer our free consultation and contingency-basis services in all fifty states, meaning there is no cost unless you win a favorable verdict or a settlement. Weitz & Luxenberg believes productivity and clean living can co-exist.
Breathe easier with Weitz & Luxenberg
The experienced attorneys at Weitz & Luxenberg will build you the strongest possible case to get the compensation you deserve for your suffering and loss of property value. We made our name bringing suit against environmental polluters and we have extended our aid to plaintiffs all over the country in the 25 years since.
You are being subjected to intolerable living conditions by corporate polluters. Fight back now! Contact Weitz & Luxenberg via the form on this page. A representative from our firm will respond to you in short order.
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