We previously blogged that students and staff at Cortland Elementary School were sickened by odors that came from the Waste Management Landfill and were caught in the ventilation system at the school. The medical complaints were headaches, nausea and vomiting. The IEPA has not yet determined which gas sickened students, but did find that Waste Management, the owner and operator of the landfill, violated state law. The Illinois Attorney General's Office has not determined what enforcement action will be done. Kate Dahlstrom, IEPA Releases Report on Cortland Landfill Incident, Daily Chronicle, Jan. 23, 2014.
We are currently representing over 160 Illinois residents in an odor nuisance lawsuit in Winnebago County, Illinois, and represented 200 residents in an odor nuisance lawsuit in DeWitt County, Illinois. While I do not currently represent anyone in Cortland, Illinois, I and licensed in Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin, and have a national practice and represent hundreds of hundreds of people similarly situated throughout the United States, who have suffered from odor issues from various sources. To find out if The Simon Law Firm can help with an environmental lawsuit, contact environmental attorney Todd Hageman. Consultations are free of charge.