We recently blogged the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was investigating the rotten egg odors plaguing residents living near the Lordstown Construction Recovery Landfill in Ohio. Now, WFMJ.com reports the Ohio EPA and local regulators will hold a community meeting on December 9, 2015, to update residents on their efforts to eliminate the odors.
According to the Ohio EPA, the landfill accepts construction and demolition debris – including drywall. Water can cause the drywall to deteriorate, releasing hydrogen sulfide gas. While high levels of hydrogen sulfide can cause various health problems, low levels cause a noxious odor similar to that of rotten eggs, and can be a nuisance to residents – even miles from the landfill.
I currently represent more than 120 residents in New Lexington, Ohio in an odor nuisance lawsuit against the Tunnel Hill Landfill. On July 28, 2015, I, along with Zak Johnson of Zakariah Johnson, PLLC and Tom Theado of Gary, Naegele and Theado, prevailed in a seven day trial as to liability. An additional trial will be set to determine how the residents will be compensated for the loss of use and enjoyment of their properties.
Additionally, I represent more than 2000 similarly situated people around the country in various landfill and environmental litigation. To find out if The Simon Law Firm, P.C. can help with an environmental lawsuit, contact environmental attorney Todd Hageman.