WFIN reports that in a recent news conference, the Ohio EPA announced that the odors plaguing residents who live near the Sunny Farms Landfill are the direct result of preparing for the new expansion. During the construction a flare designed to burn methane gas had to be shut off from time to time. However, methane is typically odorless and there are ways to prevent odors while an expansion is taking place. Further, residents have been complaining of odors BEFORE the expansion started. Ohio EPA Answers Questions About Fostoria Landfill Smell, WFIN, Dec. 10, 2013.
We have been contacted by residents to investigate this matter. I currently represent over 120 residents in New Lexington, Ohio in an odor nuisance lawsuit against the Tunnel Hill Landfill. I also represent hundreds of similarly situated people around the country in various landfill and environmental litigation. To find out if The Simon Law Firm can help with an environmental lawsuit, contact environmental attorney Todd Hageman. Consultations are free of charge.