Many residents who live in areas where fracking occurs have experienced health problems, possibly due to contaminated underground drinking water. Many people also reported foul smelling drinking water. While oil and gas companies maintain that fracking is safe for the environment, more and more evidence is coming forward showing that hazardous chemicals can be released during the drilling process.
If a company is using the fracking process near your home or business, pay attention to the quality of water used for drinking or to hydrate vegetation. Even if the fracking occurs a mile away, underground waters can become contaminated quickly with benzene, methane, chromium, ethane or other toxic substances. These hazardous materials can destroy the environment, making your family sick and destroying the value of your personal or business property.
If you feel you and your family’s health have been compromised or your property value destroyed due to fracking contamination, contact the attorneys at The Dwyer Law Firm for assistance. In cases where contamination is caused by the negligence of companies, we can help get you the compensation you deserve.