CNN is reporting that in the past three years, 10 babies in Kettleman City, California, population 1500, have been born with various birth defects. There are concerns that the cause could be the poor air quality throughout the San Joaquin Valley, or that the city is surrounded by agriculture and is exposed to heavy pesticides. However, residents believe the cause of the birth defects comes from the largest toxic waste site dump of the Mississippi, located four miles outside of town.
The Kettleman Hills facility is owned by Waste Management. Residents are fighting for state health investigation into birth defects, and against possible expansion of the facility. New American Media reported that residents recently filed a lawsuit with the goal to stop the expansion and force the county to fix flaws in the environmental review and permitting process.
While we do not represent anyone in Kettleman City, California, we represent hundreds of similarly situated people in the United States in various landfill pollution litigation. To find out if The Simon Law Firm can help with an environmental contamination lawsuit, contact environmental lawyer Todd Hageman.