Air Contamination Claims in St. Louis & Nationwide
Air Contamination from Landfills: You Can Do Something About It
Landfills emit toxic vapors into the air—causing problems that range from odor nuisance to illness for unsuspecting residents. At The Simon Law Firm, P.C., we represent clients from around the country who have been hurt by harmful gases from landfills contaminating the air. Our experienced team can prosecute landfill owners that have used illegal, improper, or dangerous waste disposal and gas collection methods.
Improperly maintained landfills can release noxious gases, which can cause physical reactions and odor nuisance to unsuspecting residents who live in the vicinity of the landfill. The most common gas released is odorless and potentially explosive: methane. The most common nuisance odor causing gas is hydrogen sulfide.
Hydrogen sulfide has a low odor threshold—meaning that it can be detected at low levels that are not considered toxic, according the CDC. The odor smells like rotten eggs and people exposed to hydrogen sulfide have complained of symptoms such as runny or bloody nose, breathing difficulties, headaches, nausea, and insomnia. If a landfill is operated properly, people living around a landfill should not be able to smell odors.
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We at The Simon Law Firm, P.C., have successfully represented homeowners across the country who lived near negligently operated landfills. The lawsuits alleged that the landfills were improperly maintained and as a result polluted the air with harmful hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide causing residents to suffer from various respiratory symptoms. Further, the rotten egg odors resulting from low levels of hydrogen sulfide make it unbearable for residents to go outside to enjoy their own properties.
We currently represent homeowners in similar cases and are currently investigating or have investigated similar matters in various states across the county. If you are suffering from an odor nuisance from an off-gassing landfill, take action and contact us to learn about your litigation options. Call our St. Louis office at (855) 809-7080.