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Bad Odor

Clairton Coke Plant

USX Corporation, doing business as US Steel, is settling a class action regarding its coke plant in Clairton, Pennsylvania. The complaint alleged that certain emissions from the plant—pollutants, air contaminants, and noxious smells—occurred because of the company’s conduct. It claimed that the emission have interfered with the use and enjoyment of homes in the area surrounding the plant. 

Big Ox Energy Facility in South Sioux City

It’s possible to make energy out of waste materials. Big Ox Energy, LLC has a facility for doing just that in South Sioux City, Nebraska. However, the complaint for this class action claims that Big Ox’s facility is not properly maintained and operated, causing noxious odors to escape into the surrounding community. 

Grain Processing Corporation Plant in Muscatine, Iowa

A Muscatine, Iowa company is settling a class action, with both payouts and promises to install better pollution control equipment. The complaint alleged that smoke, odor, and haze from the Grain Processing Corporation’s plant caused a nuisance to area residents. 

Aerial View of Stony Hollow Landfill

Stony Hollow Landfill, Inc. is settling a class action alleging that it is responsible for at least some of the pollutants, air contaminants, and bad odors coming from the landfill. 

IESI PA Bethlehem Landfill

The address is Applebutter Road, but the business located there in this Pennsylvania community doesn’t smell like grandma’s kitchen. The complaint for this class action says that the waste and disposal facility operated by Bethlehem Landfill Company generates noxious odors that are a nuisance to the surrounding community and fails to take legally-required steps to monitor and manage them.

CSX Train

On August 2, 2017, just before five in the morning, a freight train derailed near Hyndman, Pennsylvania. Minutes later, Plaintiff Denora Diehl and about a thousand other people in the area were evacuated. Diehl was not permitted to return home until August 20. The complaint alleges an astonishing level of negligence on the part of the train’s operator, CSX Transportation, leading up to the accident, and nuisance for area residents.

Detrex Facility in Ashtabula, OH

Detrex has agreed to a settlement in a class action alleging that its Ashtabula, Ohio chemical manufacturing facility emitted noxious odors into the surrounding area. Under the settlement, Detrex will pay an amount to settle with residents in the area and pay their legal fees in connection with the case and will also take steps to guard against odors in the future. 

Coke-Making Process

People in an area of Granite City, Illinois will get over $4 million dollars worth of compensation in the resolution of a class action that alleges that a US Steel mill and SunCoke coke-making plant are responsible for particulate matter and bad odors in the surrounding area.

Landfill Image

Arbor Hills Landfill is allocating five million dollars for remediation and compliance at its landfill in Salem Township, Michigan, plus another $750,000 in payments to its neighbors. This will resolve a class action that alleged that noxious odors from the landfill were the landfill’s fault and responsibility.