Residents of Shawnee, Kan., are suing Deffenbaugh Industries Inc. for the odor, pollutants and air contaminants that its landfill is producing. The residents have asked the U.S. District Court to declare the odors a nuisance and to create an order that would require Deffenbaugh to resolve the solution.
This action follows the landfill’s hundreds of complaints that have been issued over the past few years.
Kansas City Business Journal has more:
Deffenbaugh Industries Inc. is being sued for stinking up a Shawnee neighborhood with "horrific" odors, pollutants and air contaminants from its landfill in the area.
The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court by neighbors who are seeking class-action status as well as compensatory, special and punitive damages, and attorneys' fees. They also seek to have the odors named a nuisance and requested an order requiring Deffenbaugh to expeditiously correct the operation of the facilities so odors no longer invade neighboring properties.
According to the lawsuit, the landfill has been the subject of hundreds of complaints over the past few years, including more than 100 in the last three months of 2015 alone.