Clair-Mel City Central Service Yard: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:40 by admin
Hillsborough County, Florida's Central Service Yard located near Clair-Mel City may be the source of potentially dangerous toxic contamination. The Tampa Tribune recently revealed that the yard accepts waste collected from County street sweeping operations. While the waste is typically composed of large amounts of dirt dumped from street sweeping machines, studies have found high levels of pesticides, lead, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, benzene and petroleum in such refuse.

Government regulators are concerned that such toxic substances may have escaped from the Clair-Mel City yard and contaminated surrounding private drinking water wells. Regulators recommend that residents living in the vicinity of the yard and who utilize private wells, have their water tested. The Tampa Tribune reported that both Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa illegally dump street sweeping waste into landfills which are not designed to safely contain such waste.

See your doctor if you have experienced serious health problems due to drinking contaminated water. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

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  3. Breathing: Overview
  4. Cancer
  5. Coma: Overview
  6. Head & Brain Injury
  7. Headaches
  8. Heart Attack Lawsuits
  9. High Blood Pressure (hypertension): Overview
  10. Keratosis: Overview
  11. Kidney Failure
  12. Melanosis: Overview
  13. Nausea: Overview
  14. Reproductive System: Overview
  15. Seizures: Overview
  16. Severe Constipation: Overview
  17. Transposition of the Great Arteries / TGA: Overview
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