Our firm recently settled a lawsuit against the owners of an underground storage tank (UST) system located at a Beeline convenience store in Eufaula, Alabama. In this case, a 30 year old UST located at Defendant’s convenience store leaked gasoline into the soil and groundwater near our client’s property. The toxic gasoline constituents migrated from Defendant’s property onto our client’s property contaminating it with dangerous chemicals, including benzene, at concentrations above the regulatory screening levels established by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.
Our clients first suspected their property was contaminated when they detected gasoline odors coming from the soil on their property while conducting excavation work. Our environmental experts conducted extensive testing of the soil, groundwater and air on our client’s property and confirmed the existence and extent of the gasoline contamination. Because of the contamination, our clients suffered a significant loss in the value of their property.
Rhon Jones and Chris Boutwell, lawyers in our Toxic Torts Section, handled this case and they did a very good job for their client. The terms and amount of the settlement are confidential, but our client is well pleased with the outcome. The case was referred to us by Bob Methvin, of McCallum, Methvin & Terrell, P.C. If you would like more information on this subject or believe that your health or property has been harmed by a leaking UST, you can contact Chris Boutwell, a lawyer in our firm’s Toxic Torts Section, at 800-898-2034 or by email at Chris.Boutwell@beasleyallen.com.
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