Mining and Oil & Gas Industries responsible for Environmental Property Damage


When valuable natural resources like oil, gas and minerals are located in America, and companies move to extract them, the drive for profitability can compromise vast areas and cases of environmental property damage are not uncommon. Most claims of environmental property damage are related to air, water and land pollution, resulting from negligent waste management, defective equipment, corporate negligence, poor and improper materials safety training, and the reckless use of toxic chemicals. Large chemical and petroleum spillage can contaminate large swaths of land, including private property.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio Civil Litigation Attorney who has represented individuals nationwide in toxic tort claims.

Because land contamination is not only dangerous to residents health, but also greatly affects property values, environmental property damage lawsuits are necessary to recover what is lost to large reckless corporations in fracking and other industrial work sites. In any case where the natural landscape is altered by drilling wells or mining, it is likely that some form of pollution or contamination now affects the surrounding area. All property damages related to chemicals and toxic substances adversely affect home and property values. With fracking and injection wells in the vicinity, common types of environmental property damage include:

Toxins & Contaminants Leading to Health Issues & Environmental Property Damage

  • Vinyl Chloride (VC)
  • Benzene
  • Hydrofluoric acid
  • Tetrachlorethylene (PCE)
  • Trichloroethylene (TCE)
  • Arsenic
  • Pesticides
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Glyphosate
  • Solvents
  • Toxic Waste
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Asbestos

Residents in Ohio and other states with fracking injection wells and other ongoing oil and gas projects ongoing are forced to live with the environmental damage caused by oil and gas production. Both long-term health concerns and property damage can lead to contamination lawsuits against those responsible for the spills or leakage. Recently in Colorado, a family living in an area with over 50 fracking injection wells reported that their home and school are exposed to toxins like benzene. Oil and gas companies are willing to take the risks, and even though benzene and other dangerous chemicals used in the fracking process are known cancer-causing agents, the companies operate until legal action is pursued and victims force the issue of public health, safety and responsible corporate behavior.

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If you or a loved one has suffered an illness or have an environmental property damage claim due to fracking site negligence or other industrial pollution and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding fracking pollution.