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Industries such as the oil and gas companies, petrochemical companies, and even fertilizer companies all deal with dangerous and potentially deadly chemicals. While these companies are hugely profitable, profits often come at the cost of safety.
It is not just worker safety that can be at issue, but also the safety of those living in the communities where this work is underway. Lax safety policies are often responsible for workers’ being exposed to hazardous gases and chemicals.
Toxic material can also penetrate the groundwater and contaminate a community’s water supply. Families may not realize that their drinking water contains chemicals that cause illness or cancer, let alone depreciate the value of their homes or business. This has become a big problem in areas experiencing a boom in fracking, such as the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. Click here to read more.
If you may have been exposed to toxic material due to the negligence of your employer or nearby business, contact the chemical spill attorneys at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP for help. Companies that pollute the environment and ignore the safety of their employees and neighbors should be held accountable for their actions. Our attorneys are experienced in oil and gas law and understand the applicable environmental regulations. Contact us today to discuss your case.