The News-Gazette is reporting that Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a complaint with the Illinois Pollution Control Board accusing Alpena Vision Resources of polluting the air and water near the Murdock Mine by improperly disposing waste in the mine. Residents living near the mine have been complaining of odors, and are afraid to drink their water. Included in what is being dumped into the mine is coal ash and human sewage waste. Prairie Rivers Network, a non-profit organization that works to protect Illinois' rivers, has been advocating for residents and pushing state agencies to enforce regulations.
While I do not currently represent anyone at this site, I do represent hundreds of similarly situated people around the country in various odor nuisance and environmental litigation. I recently represented 200 residents living in Central Illinois in an odor nuisance lawsuit against the owner and operator of a landfill, and handled the case to a successful conclusion. I am licensed in Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin. To find out if The Simon Law Firm can help with an environmental lawsuit, contact environmental attorney Todd Hageman.