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Blog Posts in November, 2015

  • Porter Ranch, California residents facing relocation due to gas leak

    NBC Southern California has reported a faulty natural gas storage well at Southern California Gas Company is causing fumes and odors to invade neighboring Porter Ranch residences. The leak was discovered on October 23, 2015, at an Aliso Canyon storage facility near Northridge, and was later reported to the county five days later. The leak could take months to repair, but the gas company claims ...
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  • Composting facility under scrutiny in Wantage, New Jersey

    KWWL News of St. Waterloo, IA, now reports the composting facility owned by Clark Road Realty, LLC, and operated by RER Recycling of Riverdale is causing unpleasant odors for residents and potentially operating outside of the acreage allowed under its current site plan.
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  • Residents organizing in Rustburg, Virginia to speak as one about odor concerns

    The News and Advance is reporting that residents have organized to make sure their concerns are heard over the odors from the landfill in Campbell County trespassing onto their properties. Both the Region 2000 Services Authority and Virginia DEQ are taking complaints from residents.
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  • Deadline implemented for fertilizer plant in North Bend, Oregon to cease nuisance odors

    We have previously blogged about the declared odor nuisance occurring at Rapid Growth Nutrients in North Bend, Ore., where residents have been complaining of foul odors emanating from the organic fertilizer plant. The World is now reporting that the North Bend City Council has given Rapid Growth Nutrients a deadline of 90 days to implement substantive modifications to the facility that is ...
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  • Maine DEP addressing "nuisance odor" in Arundel

    The Portland Press Herald reports the stench plaguing residents in Arundel, Maine, is coming from a composting facility owned and operated by Dubois Livestock & Excavating, Inc. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) rules say that compost must be sufficiently cured so it does not create a "nuisance odor." However, the company refused to let officials inspect the site. DEP is determining ...
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  • Maldonado v. Regal Riverfront Hotel

    Overview: A boxer was awarded $42 million by a jury for brain damage due to a hotel's failure to have an ambulance at a boxing match. He was eventually diagnosed with severe brain damage. Attorneys: John G. Simon
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  • Judge rules against residents in small claims complaint against asphalt plant

    Fox 11 of Reno, NV, reports residents came out to support Mike Miller in his small claims complaint against Paramount Asphalt Company. In the claim, Miller accuses Paramount of causing an odor nuisance on his property resulting in watery eyes and migraines. His neighbors have similar complaints. Residents Sue Urschel and Virginia Hill also claim to get headaches when the odors are bad. The judge ...
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  • Plans to expand the Yukon Landfill in Yukon Pennsylvania are in jeopardy

    The Trib Live News reports the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) informed the owner of the landfill, MAX Environmental Technologies, there are problems with the application to expand the landfill. Problems noted include how they plan to cover treated waste - a major component in preventing odors. A prior blog by The Simon Law Firm, P.C. featured how the landfill was ...
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  • Residents organizing against the Middle Point Landfill in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    We have been blogging about odors plaguing residents living the Middle Point Landfill . News Channel 5 Nashville , now reports that members of the Walter Hill community met to discuss how they can take action against the landfill as a group. The meeting was organized by Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM) .
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  • The Simon Law Firm, P.C. ranked in 2016 "Best Law Firms"

    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers , for the sixth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings. The Simon Law Firm, P.C. has been ranked in the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in five practice areas. Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive rankings from clients and ...
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