Water Pollution Lawyers Serving La Salle Parish, LA
New scientific reports indicate that fracking can potentially contaminate drinking water and groundwater. Early research on the impact of hydraulic fracking was difficult to perform because until recently, many of the chemicals tested for in water were not tested in commercial labs. Oil and gas companies often don’t disclose the chemicals that they use because they consider this “proprietary knowledge.” According to Scientific American, chemicals used in fracking can be difficult to detect because they are highly water soluble. Scientific American further reported that when studies were performed on groundwater near fracking sites, methanol, and high levels of diesels were found in the water. Salt and other chemicals can enter the aquifer due to fracking activities. Once these chemicals and substances enter the aquifer, they need to be cleaned by water treatment plants. However, water treatment plants may not have the resources to handle these changes. When some of the chemical byproducts of fracking come into contact with the chemicals used to clean the water, they can produce byproducts that enter the water system. These byproducts, known as trihalomethanes, can, over time, increase a person’s risk of cancer. But short term exposure has also been associated with negative birth outcomes and birth defects. When water treatment companies lower the quantities of cleaning chemicals, water can then have higher bacteria counts, which can also make people sick.
Have you become sick after drinking or using the water in La Salle Parish, Louisiana? Are you concerned that the water on your land or on your property might have become contaminated? Stag Liuzza is a water pollution law firm serving La Salle, Parish that may be able to assist you. There have been reports in Louisiana of natural gas entering the water system in some regions. There have also been lawsuits made by landowners claiming that natural gas has polluted the land and water. If you think you may have been impacted by water pollution in La Salle Parish, reach out to Stag Liuzza today. Our water pollution law firm may be able to help you.
Air Pollution Lawyers Serving La Salle Parish
Industrial activities in La Salle Parish might have an impact on air pollution and air quality. According to the World Health Organization, the health effects of breathing polluted air can be serious. In addition to causing respiratory problems, air pollution can increase a person’s risk of stroke, lung cancer, heart disease, and other conditions. Unfortunately, when individuals live near factories and plants that release pollution into the air, there might be nowhere for people to go to breathe easily. The air doesn’t even need to look smoggy for it to be unhealthy to breathe. The air quality in some parts of Louisiana has become so bad, that some news outlets, like ProPublica, are calling parts of Louisiana “Cancer Alley.” Many new factories and plants have been opened in Louisiana, particularly near poor and black communities. ProPublica reports that in some neighborhoods, individuals lived in areas where the air smelled of rotten eggs, where mothers suffered miscarriages, and where people were dying of cancer. Some individuals live within ten miles of as many as 30 petrochemical plants. Could you be one of them?
According to ProPublica, Louisiana doesn’t closely monitor air quality like other states. Individuals might be breathing dangerous air and may not know it. However, in some households, several members of the family have cancer, and in some communities, there are high cancer rates. Now, some families living in polluted regions are choosing to fight back.
Do you believe that breathing polluted air has caused negative health effects for you and your family? Have you or has someone you love developed cancer, breathing problems, or other medical complications you think might be linked to the poor quality air? Stag Liuzza is an air pollution law firm taking cases from individuals and families in La Salle Parish. As more families fight back to hold polluters accountable, the hope is that polluters will take steps to clean the air. In the meantime, families that live near these plants may be breathing polluted air, and may be suffering as a result.
Stag Liuzza: Pollution Law Firm
Are you concerned about polluted water or polluted air in your community? As more oil, gas, and petrochemical companies build factories and plants in Louisiana, Louisiana residents face greater risk of being exposed to dangerous pollution. Many news outlets have reported about the potential deadly effects of fracking and air pollution. If your family has been impacted by cancer, miscarriages, and other health problems that you believe may stem from polluted air or water, Stag Liuzza is a pollution law firm serving La Salle Parish, Louisiana that may be able to help you. We are taking cases from people who may have been exposed to contaminated water, contaminated air, and who may have had their property contaminated due to industrial activity in the area.
Our physical office is located in New Orleans, however, we service clients throughout the state of Louisiana and nation wide.