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LA County Landfill Pollution Lawsuit

Do you live near the Chiquita Canyon Landfill or Sunshine Canyon Landfill? You may be entitled to compensation.

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Do you live near the Chiquita Canyon Landfill or Sunshine Canyon Landfill? You may be entitled to compensation.

The chemical reactions at these two Southern California landfills have gone unchecked and grown to be uncontrollable, wreaking havoc on nearby neighborhoods and communities due to unbearable odors and potentially contaminated water sources. If you or someone you know has been impacted by this, you can take action now, joining the thousands of residents who have already signed up for the mass tort lawsuit.

We believe the operators of these landfills have demonstrated gross negligence and must answer to the people of Los Angeles.
The impacted areas include, but are not limited to:

Valencia, Northridge, Granada Hills, Porter Ranch, Sylmar, Santa Clarita, Castaic and more.

If you believe you have been impacted, take action today to secure the compensation and justice you rightfully deserve. Call KJT Law Group: (818) 507-8525.

Understanding the Landfill Pollution Lawsuit in LA County

The mass torts allege the operators of both landfills allowed chemical reactions to spiral out of control, becoming a public nuisance and harming the health of people in nearby communities. These claims allege suffering that has spanned years with no relief.

How Did This Happen?

The odors resulting from the problems at the Chiquita Canyon and Sunshine Canyon landfills are a major concern for the community. Residents have complained about noxious odors, skin, eye, and throat irritation, stomach upset, and other symptoms.

The issue at the Chiquita Canyon landfill stems from a possible sub-surface fire within a portion of the landfill, which is causing pressure to build and forcing contaminated water and gas to the surface. The contaminated water and gas are causing odors in the area.

Contaminated water has been bubbling to the surface and shooting into the air at the Chiquita Canyon landfill. This is what has been causing the foul odors you and your loved ones have been suffering from.

At the Sunshine Canyon landfill, heavy rains soaked the area in late 2022 and into 2023, drenching decomposing garbage and creating a breeding ground for bacteria, which is the source of the odors at the landfill.

The landfills are releasing chemicals into the air, including:

  • Benzene
  • Carbon tetrachloride
  • Methane
  • Hydrogen sulfide

A release from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) states, “A review of Chiquita Canyon’s air monitoring data showed approximately 35% of all hydrogen sulfide (H2S) readings over the past year exceeded the California state standard of 30 parts per billion (ppb), averaged over one hour.”

Did the Landfill Operators Know About the Dangers?

Yes. The landfill operators have been receiving complaints for months. They claim to have made efforts to control the chemical reactions; however, not enough is being done to protect residents.

If you or a loved one suffered ill effects due to landfill exposure, you have the right to seek justice and join a mass tort lawsuit. Act quickly, as you have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. Talk to KJT Law Group about the case. Our attorneys are committed to helping people affected by these landfills. Call us at (818) 507-8525.

What Are the Health Effects of These Landfill Issues?

A release by the County of Los Angeles Public Health Department lists possible health effects from the odors at Chiquita Canyon as:

  • Headache
  • Nasal congestion
  • Eye, nose, and throat irritation, hoarseness and sore throat
  • Cough
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Heart palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Mental depression

The release states these symptoms as “short-term health effects” that are “not permanent and do not lead to long-term disease” but may make existing health conditions worse. However, some residents took exception to the report, stating the findings did not match their lived experience near the landfill.

Call Us Today to See How We Can Help You File an LA Landfill Pollution Lawsuit

Talk to KJT Law Group about how landfill odors have been affecting your life and health. We want to hear your story.

Residents of communities affected by these landfills and their noxious odors have rights. Our LA County landfill pollution lawsuit lawyers are ready to help you today. We handle cases on a contingency-fee basis, so you owe us nothing until you recover compensation.Get your free, no-obligation consultation today: (818) 507-8525.

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