Heavy rainfall last week caused the sewage from a water treatment plant to be diverted into several rivers and streams across the state of Idaho.
This is not the first time sewage has been released into rivers in the area. In July 2010, there were 100 incidences of sewage plants releasing waste due to broken equipment or clogged pipes. The act of diverting waste into rivers is illegal.
Polluted streams and rivers can be hazardous to people’s health. The sewage can include human waste, which contains bacteria that could cause infections and diseases.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury due to toxic environmental exposure, please contact the Des Moines environmental torts attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600.
Hazardous waste is one of the most heavily regulated business processes. The Environmental Protection Agency requires companies that handle hazardous waste to follow a number of procedures and undergo a series of regular inspections.
Hazardous waste is so regulated because leaks or other exposure could lead to dangerous explosions or negatively impact the health of employees. To protect against such accidents, companies store or dispose of hazardous waste in a number of ways. These methods include using sealed containers, containment buildings, surface impoundment, tanks, and waste piles.
If you or anyone you know has been injured in an accident that is related to the mishandling of hazardous waste, contact the Iowa hazardous waste injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.