Ohio Farm Pollution Attorney and environmental lawyer reviewing water and soil contamination and agriculture violations for plaintiffs nationwide

Agricultural runoff in Ohio has become a serious issue in recent years, not only for those protecting nearby properties and groundwater, but for the state’s lakes and rivers, contaminated with large amounts of fertilizers and animal waste.

Soil and water contamination lawsuits have been filed on behalf of land owners whose property has been affected by large farms and agricultural operations in Ohio and other states in the Midwest.

Joe Lyon is an Ohio farm pollution attorney reviewing instances of water and soil contamination for owners of private property.

Agricultural lawsuits and farm litigation can recover costs related to contamination abatement and cleanup and the loss of land value. 

Agricultural Law & Environmental Litigation

The Ohio EPA and department of Agricultural sets standards to limit farm pollutants in soil and water via animal manure, fertilizers and farm products. Common violations of these standards, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, include:

  • Overflow and discharge from animal manure collection, storage or treatment facilities
  • Manure contaminated runoff from feedlots and manure management facilities
  • Pollution from other waste waters, such as milk house waste water or silage leachate
  • Excessive erosion
  • Pollution occurring from the land application of manure
  • Improper composting of animal mortality

    Contact a Ohio Farm Pollution Attorney

A large portion of the nation’s water pollution is born of fertilizers and animal waste seeping into the soil and running off in lakes and rivers, and personal properties. Agricultural runoff can be full of nitrogen and phosphorus, which deplete oxygen in water.

Because agricultural contamination can be difficult to trace the source of, it is important for plaintiffs to contact legal professionals and an Ohio farm pollution attorney to investigate.

Most private property owners don’t know how vulnerable soil and water supplies can be until private wells are polluted by toxic agri runoff. Many victims and plaintiffs have filed property damage claims and toxic tort lawsuits against farms and large agricultural operations.

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Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio farm pollution attorney who has represented individuals nationwide in property damage and groundwater contamination claims.

If you have questions about your legal and property rights, please contact The Lyon Firm at 800.513.2403 for a free consultation regarding agricultural lawsuits.