Environmental Contamination

Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is committed to helping communities impacted by pollution. This includes air, groundwater, and soil contamination. The effects of environmental contamination span many spheres. Pollutants can decrease property value and lower a person’s standard of living. Health complications can also arise due to contaminated resources. By bringing class actions against parties that are responsible for degrading communities, we aim to empower people to maintain their safe environment.

Open Investigations

Livestock Air Pollution:
Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating the loss of enjoyment of property, and possible health hazards, experienced by residents who live by livestock feedlots. For example, Minnesota residents in Goodhue County allege that the neighboring feedlot is violating air quality standards with excessive odorous fumes. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), a regulatory body that manages feedlots and monitors air quality, has not tested for fumes like hydrogen sulfide since 2009, though its short-term monitoring found hydrogen sulfide levels that could exceed the health risk limit.

Buzzard Point Pollution:
Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating potential legal claims arising from air pollution in the Buzzard Point neighborhood in Southwest Washington D.C. Residents have complained that dust pollution in the area has caused, and aggravated, respiratory health problems as well as compromised the use and enjoyment of their property. Rapid construction efforts in connection with gentrification of the neighborhood – often without concern for the well-being of current residents – stands as a primary culprit for the problems.