EXPERIENCED GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION TEAM TAKES ON POLLUTERS
- Our experienced legal team led one of the most important groundwater contamination cases in recent years, including what is believed to be the largest resolution of nitrate groundwater contamination in history.
- We have the resources to take on big corporations to get real, lasting results for communities whose groundwater has been dangerously polluted.
- Our team of environmental experts and investigators, relationships with key groups and regulators, and years of expertise help us uncover the truth and ensure polluters are held accountable for the damage they cause to communities and public health.
Clean water is essential for human health. From pesticides to industrial waste, chemicals that cause harm to humans and the environment are the subject of regulatory controls to prevent injury through exposure. When controls break down, or historically poor treatment methods give way, toxic contamination of groundwater can occur.
Schochor and Staton, P.A. and its team of environmental experts and investigators is currently investigating incidences of groundwater contamination across the country. If you believe your groundwater has been contaminated by polluters, contact us here.
Our experienced legal team led one of the most important groundwater contamination cases in recent years, which is believed to be the largest resolution of nitrate groundwater contamination in history.
Groundwater is a valuable natural resource. The US Geological Survey estimates that, on average, 14 percent of Americans rely on groundwater for culinary purposes. In 2009, the USGS found that approximately 23 percent of private wells in this country contain contaminants of concern.
- Key drivers of groundwater pollution include improper use and disposal of chemicals or human and/or animal waste resulting from industrial processes, agricultural use of pesticides, and the leach of chemicals from landfills or industry.
- Over time, chemicals slowly move through soil with rain and other surface water to reach groundwater.
- Contaminated groundwater has lasting impact on humans and the environment. Poor quality drinking water can have devastating results on a developing fetus or young children. Contaminated drinking and landscape water is associated with many diseases including cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and other conditions.
- When a toxic soil and groundwater plume is discovered years after the release event or dumping occurred, property values of the area are permanently affected.
- Exposure to toxic chemicals in water affects individuals and entire communities. People and property are contaminated by polluted groundwater through direct contact, ingestion, and vapor intrusion.