Experience. Dedication. Results.

Editorial about the Kamax Landfill fire in Panama City, Florida

There is an editorial in the Panama City News-Herald about the burning Kamax Landfill (incorrectly reported as K-Max) that we previously blogged. While surface fires have been put out, not much has been done to extinguish the subsurface fire that has been burning for more than a week. The owner of the landfill died recently, so the property is currently in probate. The DEQ is claiming that they do not have the authority to come onto the property, except to extinguish the surface fires, which it considers an immediate threat to public safety. The author of the editorial argues that since there has been a health advisory issued that the smoke from the landfill could cause respiratory problems, then the underground fire is a threat to public safety.

Most states recognize a person's right to enjoy their own property free of nuisance. One does not have to be sick, or sustain a permanent physical injury, to have suffered a nuisance by an improperly maintained landfill. In this instance, a nuisance could be the horrible rotten egg odors of hydrogen sulfide, or smoke and other chemical odors from a burning landfill.

Categories

Let Us Review Your Case

Fill out the form below for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case. Our attorneys are ready to provide the representation you need. Please note that until we have entered into a written representation agreement with you, no attorney-client relationship is established. We will nonetheless keep all information you send us confidential.

  • Please enter your name.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
Why Choose The Simon Law Firm, P.C.
  • Our mission is to provide the highest-quality legal services with integrity, professionalism, and respect for our clients.

  • We handle our cases on a contingency fee basis, so you don't pay unless we recover for your case.

  • Since the firm was founded in 2000, we have obtained more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements.

  • We have been named one of the "winningest firms" in the U.S. by The National Law Journal.