If you scroll down, you will find multiple blogs we’ve written about this serious problem in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Now the Examiner has reported that at least two sick children are suffering headaches and nausea after yet another night of the community having to endure noxious rotten-egg odors from the landfill. Further, the reports are coming in that the smells are being detected further and further away in places like a hospital.
Adults having to endure low amounts of hydrogen sulfide will suffer from a myriad of symptoms including dizziness, dull headaches, sinus problems, congestion and nausea. Obviously, a child’s smaller body is going to be much more sensitive to the effects.
The Daily News details the complaints residents have from the recent bout of odors, which include the smell seeping into houses that had all windows and doors closed.
Three years ago, the city placed a Noisome Trade designation on the city three years ago where the city has a right to impose a fine of $1,000 per day for health violations not being addressed. Local landfill activist Ron Klodenski wrote to the local Heath Director, John Morris to enforce this. This is just one of multiple city and state protocols that New Ventures, the owner, has defied over many, many years. According to the Daily News article, the city's attorneys have advised AGAINST levying fines for the time being, in trying to prevent a legal battle with New Ventures.
We will keep an eye on this for developments. While we do not represent anyone at this site, we have spoken to Newburyport residents who are enduring these odors and continue to monitor and review the situation. We also represent hundreds of similarly situated people around the country in various landfill and environmental litigations.
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