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Environmental & Energy

Apr. 1, 2024

LA County residents sue over odors from 2 landfills

The Chiquita Canyon landfill in Castaic has been criticized for a chemical reaction that has set garbage alight, while the Sunshine Canyon Landfill in Sylmar has developed bacterial growth due to heavy rains and improper drainage.

Paul Kiesel of Kiesel Law in Beverly Hills is one of the lawyers representing plaintiffs in claims against two Los Angeles County landfills.

Thousands of Los Angeles County residents claim that foul odors from two landfills are making them sick, preventing them from spending time outdoors and forcing some to live like prisoners in their homes to avoid elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide and other noxious fumes.

The complaints, filed by Kiesel Law LLP and Keosian Law LLP, say that “negligent and reckless” operations of the Chiquita Canyon landfill in Castaic and the Sunshine Cany...

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