The City of Grafton has given American Heartland Fish Products 30 days to abate a nuisance odor, according to the telegraph.com. The plant, which processes fish meal, bone meal and Omega-3 fish oil, was deemed a nuisance by Mayor Tom Thompson. Corrective measures recommended by the Illinois EPA were ineffective at abating the odors, so the City decided to act. Some residents at the hearing went so far as to call the plant’s investors “liars,” though the company disputes they only mistakenly told the City “there would be no malodorous odors.”
We are currently representing over 200 Illinois residents in an odor nuisance lawsuit in Winnebago County, Illinois, and represented 200 residents in an odor nuisance lawsuit in DeWitt County, Illinois. While I do not currently represent anyone in Grafton, Illinois, I am licensed in Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin, and have a national practice and represent hundreds of hundreds of people similarly situated throughout the United States, who have suffered from odor issues from various sources.