Our firm is committed to protecting the rights of people who have been harmed by a release of toxic substances from leaking underground storage tanks (USTs). We are currently completing an investigation on behalf of multiple clients in north Alabama whose health and property rights have been threatened by a gasoline leak from an UST.
The UST spill, which has been classified as a threat to active domestic water supplies, is located in a neighborhood of residential and commercial properties. Gasoline odors have been detected in private water wells which were the drinking water source of some residents. Testing of this drinking water revealed benzene concentrations above the level deemed safe by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). Benzene is a known cancer-causing agent and is most often linked to certain kinds of leukemia. The water in the drinking wells exceeded ADEM levels for other petroleum-related chemicals as well.
Environmental testing indicates that the petroleum contamination has spread through the soil and groundwater over a large area of the surrounding neighborhood. Because of the negligent and wanton conduct of those who had a duty to ensure that petroleum products did not escape from the UST and endanger neighboring residents and their property, our clients’ health has been harmed or put in jeopardy and they have suffered multiple violations of their property rights. Rhon Jones and Chris Boutwell, lawyers in our firm, anticipate filing claims on behalf of these clients by year’s end. If you need more information, contact them at 800-898-2034 or by email at Rhon.Jones@beasleyallen.com or Chris.Boutwell@beasleyallen.com.
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