Willowbrook Village Sign

Sterilization Companies Ethylene Oxide Emissions Illinois Class Action

Ethylene oxide (EtO) is a carcinogen, says the complaint for this class action. It brings suit against three manufacturing and sterilization facilities in Willowbrook, Illinois, alleging that they emitted EtO into the atmosphere, “in both controlled and uncontrolled releases” over several decades.  Read more

Environmental
Toxic Emissions, Environmental Pollution, Environmental, Cancer Risk
Croda Plant at Atlas Point, Sunset View

Croda Plant at Atlas Point Carcinogenic Emissions Class Action

The substance known as EtO is odorless and colorless. Nevertheless, the complaint for this class action alleges that it is a known carcinogen, and that a plant owned by Croda, Inc. has been releasing it into the air in New Castle, Delaware, making people living nearby as much as four times more likely to develop  Read more

Environmental
Toxic Emissions, Polluted or Toxic Air, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Contamination, Cancer Risk
Sign for Paradise Lakes Community

Mosaic Co. Phosphate Mining Contamination of Florida Land Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges, first, that the Mosaic Company contaminated Polk County, Florida land with its phosphate mining and other actions; and second, that Yes Companies WFC, LLC and CHC VI, Ltd., the current owners of the land, leased lots to people without disclosing the land was contaminated.  Read more

Hazard, Environmental
Radiation, Environmental Contamination, Contaminated with Harmful Substances, Cancer Risk
Aerial View of Union Carbide Property in South Charleston, WV

Union Carbide West Virginia Facility Ethylene Oxide Emissions Class Action

Union Carbide Corporation has a manufacturing facility in South Charleston, West Virginia that makes ethylene oxide for industrial purposes. The complaint for this class action calls the chemical “a powerful cancer-causing gas,” and alleges that the facility has been emitting it into the surrounding areas, “in both controlled and uncontrolled releases” for decades, thus raising  Read more

Environmental
Polluted or Toxic Air, medical, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Contamination, Environmental, Cancer Risk
Recycled Boat Event in Blades, Delaware

DuPont, 3M, Others Contaminated Water in Blades, Delaware Class Action

A number of class actions in recent years have address the poisoning of water sources by PFOA and PFOS chemicals used in firefighting foam at military bases. This case is similar, except that the chemicals come from manufacturing sources. The town is Blades, Delaware, and the companies named as defendants are E. I. DuPont de  Read more

Environmental
Environmental Pollution, Environmental Contamination, Environmental, Contaminated Water/Groundwater, Chemicals
Sugar Cane Field in Pre-Harvest Burning

Florida Sugar Growers Pre-Harvest Burning Pollution Class Action

Sugar causes pollution—or at least the production of sugar does. That’s the contention of this class action, which alleges that sugar cane growers south of Lake Okeechobee in Florida pollute the air with their agricultural activities.  Read more

Environmental
Polluted or Toxic Air, Environmental Pollution, Environmental
Toxic PFAS Foam on Shore in Michigan

Wolverine, 3M Toxic Chemicals in Water Supply Michigan Class Action

This class action is about the poisoning of drinking water due to the disposal of tannery and other waste, but it resembles recent cases about the effects of firefighting foams. Both substances have connections to the 3M Company; in this case, two other defendants are Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. and its agent Waste Management, Inc. of  Read more

Environmental
Environmental Pollution, Environmental Contamination, Environmental
Firefighters Using AFFF

3M Whidbey Island Firefighting Foam and Water Contamination Class Action

This class action is one of several now pending concerning toxic firefighting chemicals that have found their way into community water supplies. In this case as in others, the defendants are the makers of the foam: 3M Company, Tyco Fire Products, LP, Buckeye Fire Equipment Company, Chemguard, Inc., and National Foam, Inc.  Read more

Environmental
Environmental Contamination, Environmental, Contaminated Water/Groundwater
Big Ox Energy Facility in South Sioux City

Big Ox Energy Gas-from-Waste Facility Noxious Odors Class Action

It’s possible to make energy out of waste materials. Big Ox Energy, LLC has a facility for doing just that in South Sioux City, Nebraska. However, the complaint for this class action claims that Big Ox’s facility is not properly maintained and operated, causing noxious odors to escape into the surrounding community.   Read more

Environmental
Nuisance, Energy, Bad Odor
AFFF (Aqueous Film-Forming Foam or Aqueous Firefighting Foam)

3M Firefighting Chemicals and Water Contamination Class Action

This class action is one of at least three, in different parts of the country, against 3M and other companies for contamination of water with toxic chemicals. In this case, the complaint alleges that aqueous firefighting foam (AFFF) and other materials leached into the ground and groundwater and from there moved into drinking water supplies.   Read more

Environmental
Environmental Contamination, Environmental, Contaminated Water/Groundwater