As reported by WDRB.com, the Clark Floyd County Landfill (CFCL) is emitting strong atypical odors which are causing residents of Borden, Ind., to complain of burning eyes, noses and throats. Neighbors noticed a change in the landfill odor after a 2012 vertical expansion of the site. Borden resident Freeda Heatherly stated about 80 percent of the time she cannot tolerate being outside because of the nauseating gas and odors. William Money, along with dozens of other residents, have complained about the landfill odor. Money still attempts to take his daily walks, but says he holds his breath and takes little breaths at a time to minimize the burning and odor.
CFCL representatives are investigating the allegations to determine the source of the odors. Robert Lee, CFCL president, stated he has never received a violation during his tenure since 2004. Landfill officials plan to have a community meeting in early 2016. Neighbors state they just want to be able to breathe easily and not feel like prisoners in their homes. “I would just like to be able to live,” stated Heatherly.
While I do not currently represent anyone involved with this site, I have represented more than 2,000 similarly situated people around the country in various environmental litigation cases regarding odor nuisance. To find out if The Simon Law Firm, P.C. can help with a landfill litigation case, contact Todd Hageman.