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As One Odor Problem Fades Just Outside of Chicago Another Intensifies

For years, residents living in western suburban Chicago have complained that the Hillsdale Landfill is so smelly that it triggers headaches and makes them sick to their stomach. Many were relieved to learn that the landfill's closing is ahead of schedule. Crews are completing a cap and gas collection system that they hope will end the odors for good, the Chicago Tribune reports.

But other west suburban residents living in the town of Cicero are being forced to close windows and shut doors as the odors from the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant intensify. According to the article written by Chicago Tribune reporter Gerry Smith and freelance reporter Joseph Ruzich, the world's largest water treatment plant is so smelly that town officials are hard at work on a letter to state and federal environmental agencies asking them to address the problem. The 570-acre Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago filters out 90,000 tons of sludge every year from area wastewater, before releasing clean water back into local rivers. The plant manager, Brett Garelli, acknowledges that unpleasant odors are given off in the process.

While I do not currently represent anyone involved with this site, I do represent hundreds of similarly situated people around the country in various landfill and other environmental litigation cases. To find out if The Simon Law Firm can help with a landfill litigation case, contact Todd Hageman toll free or via e-mail.


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