At the public meeting held on Thursday, which we blogged, representatives from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality informed residents that the source of the hydrogen sulfide odors is the city landfill, the Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA) landfill, according to Pilot Online. The Suffolk News Herald reported that 130 residents attended the meeting.

A warning letter was sent to the SPSA requiring it to develop a plan to mitigate the rotten-egg smell that is associated with hydrogen sulfide. Low levels of hydrogen sulfide, that are below the safe limits, can cause throat and eye irritation, dizziness and nausea and smell so bad that one can not even enjoy their own home. While hydrogen sulfide is a common landfill waste, landfill operators should be able to keep the amount seeping away from the landfill out of control.

While we do not represent anyone in Suffolk, Virginia, we represent hundreds of similarly situated people in the United States in various landfill and environmental litigation. To find out if The Simon Law Firm can help with an environmental contamination lawsuit, contact environmental lawyer Todd Hageman.