is reporting that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has been making daily visits to the Crapo Hill Landfill to monitor work to abate odors that residents have been enduring for months. The Herald News reports that the manager of the landfill acknowledges the odors are the worst they had ever been.

Both articles cite methane as the landfill gas residents are smelling. We want to note that while methane is a common landfill gas, is typically odorless, even in high amounts. If residents are smelling odors, the likely landfill gas culprit is hydrogen sulfide, which smells like rotten eggs. It has a very low odor threshold, and even at small amounts, can cause headaches, runny nose, coughing, congestion, and burning eyes and throat. Residents should not have to endure that nuisance in their own homes.

While I do not currently represent anyone in the Dartmouth and Freetown, Massachusetts area, we currently represent hundreds of similarly situated people across the country, including many families in Newburyport, Massachusetts in a lawsuit against the owners of the Crow Lane Landfill. To find out if The Simon Law Firm can help with an environmental lawsuit, contact Todd Hageman.