Air Pollution Case – Factory Odors and Toxic Fumes

A paper plant is situated next to a residential neighborhood. The manufacturing process generates foul odors that drift toward the neighborhood, regularly enveloping the residents’ homes. The odors are sickening. The residents complain to the company. The company denies that it is the source of the fumes. The residents call the local Board of Health.…

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Water Pollution Case – Utility Company Agrees To Restore Pond

A natural gas company is building a pipeline. Along the route of the pipeline is a tract of forested conservation land. This land includes a pond that is treasured by the local community. Generations of local residents have grown up hiking and swimming and canoeing and enjoying wildlife around the pond. When the gas company…

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Hazardous Waste Pollution – Landfill Pollutes Groundwater

Groundwater testing near a large Massachusetts landfill shows high levels of heavy metals, including arsenic, chromium, and lead. The neighbors are concerned. They worry that their drinking water will be contaminated. In response to pressure from the local Board of Health, the landfill owner hires an environmental consultant to determine whether its polluted groundwater poses…

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