Environmental Facilities – Landfill Odor Complaints

Environmental Facilities – Landfill Odor Complaints

Source: Rockhill Environmental/NECC Newsletter

A landfill was issued violations by a state regulatory authority for an alleged failure to maintain their landfill gas collection system. The landfill also received odor complaints from neighboring residents. A lawsuit was filed by a neighboring shopping center, claiming a significant loss of business due to customer odor complaints. A second lawsuit was filed by the town alleging the odors had detrimentally affected a newly planned residential/commercial development. The suit was settled in the low seven figures and the Facility’s Site Specific Pollution Liability Policy responded to the defense and property damage claims.

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