LA Landfill Neighbors Sue Browning-Ferris Over Pollutants

Law360, Los Angeles (December 12, 2012, 9:08 PM EST) -- Neighbors of the Sunshine Canyon landfill near Los Angeles accused landfill operator Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc. in a putative class action Tuesday of creating a nuisance by releasing pollutants, air contaminants and noxious odors from the landfill into their neighborhoods.

The six named plaintiffs, who live in Granada Hills and Sylmar in Los Angeles County, claim the Sunshine Canyon landfill in Sylmar emits toxins because Browning-Ferris didn’t properly build or operate it. The toxins stop nearby residents from going outside, opening their windows or inviting...
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