Manufacturing processes of various kinds can cause substantial pollution and environmental damage. Before the introduction of modern environmental protection laws, companies did not face the regulations that they do today for disposing of waste. As a result, thousands of areas around the country have been devastated by toxic waste. In 1980 the federal government passed a law to pay for cleanup of the worst sites. This has come to be known as the Superfund.
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980—also known as Superfund, or CERCLA—was passed in response to a number of environmental disasters, most notably the Love Canal disaster. Love Canal, a neighborhood in Niagara Falls, NY fell victim to 21,000 tons of toxic waste that had been buried underneath the neighborhood by a chemical company. The contaminants caused cancer, birth defects, and numerous other serious illnesses.
Holding Toxic Waste Violators Accountable
Every state, Illinois included, has Superfund sites. Thanks to the passage of the Superfund bill, companies that have exposed the public to extremely dangerous toxic waste can be brought to justice, and the effects of their actions cleaned up before they can cause more harm. If you or those you love have suffered unexplained illnesses, and you think a nearby manufacturer may be to blame, you can take action now to stop them.
If someone’s failure to properly contain and dispose of toxic waste has caused serious harm to you or someone you love, you can seek compensation for your medical bills and suffering. The Champaign personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. can help you.
To discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer and learn what steps you can take to achieve justice, contact the Champaign personal injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. today at (217) 328-2828.