Water Pollution Lawyers Serving Bienville Parish, Louisiana
According to ProPublica, Louisiana’s air quality has raised concerns. Not only are more chemical plants opening up in the state, some chemical plants are opening in areas where the air quality levels have already raised concerns. ProPublica reports that new chemical plants are opening near poor communities where the air quality has already raised some concerns. Now, some local residents are fighting back, claiming that poor air quality has led to increased cancer rates, increased incidents of miscarriage, and other health issues, including respiratory problems among members of their communities.
According to ProPublica, chemical plants that release emissions that exceed certain thresholds set by the EPA, must report their pollution to the EPA; Louisiana has 320 such plants. People who live near these plants might be at greater risk of being exposed to cancer-causing chemicals in the air. Some of the chemicals released into the air from these plants include ethylene oxide and chloroprene. Chloroprene has been linked to health effects that include skin and lung cancer, dermatitis, conjunctivitis, anemia, and irritability, according to the CDC. And according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, ethylene oxide can cause lung injury, shortness of breath, and other risks, including headaches, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Are you living near a chemical plant in Bienville Parish, Louisiana? Do you believe that air pollution might be making you or your family sick? You are not alone. Local Louisiana citizens are taking matters into their own hands and asking that chemical companies be held accountable for the pollution they are releasing into the environment. Do you have questions about your rights and whether you might be entitled to pursue a claim? Stag Liuzza is an air pollution law firm serving Bienville Parish Louisiana. Stag Liuzza is currently taking cases from individuals who may have been impacted due to air pollution from factories in the area. Have questions? Reach out to our firm today.
Water Pollution Attorney Serving Bienville Parish
Fracking activities in the state of Louisiana have raised the concern that Louisiana water may someday be contaminated or may already be contaminated. When fracking companies extract natural gas, they often use water and other fluids to extract the gas from sources deep in the earth. However, sometimes this water can enter the water table or contaminate the aquifer. The concern is that this contaminated water can end up in faucets and sinks in local residential homes. The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources has already sent out an emergency declaration, warning residents that natural gas has been detected in the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer. Local officials are trying to determine the source of the contamination, though some suspect it might be due to industrial activities in the area.
When companies release wastewater into the environment, they can put strains on local water treatment plants. There have already been reports that Louisiana water treatment plants may be struggling to keep up with the pollution. When fracking companies release wastewater, this waste, when exposed to cleaning fluids used by water treatment plants, can sometimes create dangerous cancer-causing byproducts. While water treatment companies might take steps to eliminate these byproducts, reports indicate that they can sometimes cause adverse birth events in people who are exposed to them. These contaminants, known as trihalomethanes, can cause cancer over long term exposure and may be to blame for other health effects. However, when water treatment plants reduce cleaning chemicals, the risk that bacteria will be found in the water can increase as well. Communities that have been warned about the risk of trihalomethanes in their water, and those that have been warned about increased bacteria or the risk of dangerous bacteria might want to take a close look at where their water is coming from and whether industrial activities could be contributing to these issues.
Are you concerned about the safety of your water? Have you been warned that your water could be potentially contaminated? Have you gotten sick after drinking the water? Stag Liuzza is a water pollution law firm serving Bienville Parish Louisiana that is currently taking cases from individuals who believe they have gotten sick or suffered adverse health events because their water was polluted by local industry.
Bienville Parish Fracking
Fracking activities in Louisiana could be potentially putting citizens at risk when byproducts of these activities get into the water table. Some individuals have reported that fracking activity has polluted their land. Are you concerned about fracking polluting your land or water? Is water on your land contaminated? Do you think fracking might be to blame? Stag Liuzza is a water pollution law firm serving Bienville Parish Louisiana that is currently accepting cases from concerned citizens. In many instances, polluters didn’t clean up their act until local citizens have fought back. Have questions about your rights? Contact Stag Liuzza today. Our pollution attorneys are closely monitoring the impact of fracking activities in the state of Louisiana.
Our physical office is located in New Orleans, however, we service clients throughout the state of Louisiana and nation wide.