ExxonMobil Corporation does not have to deliver water bottles to families affected by the 2006 gasoline leak in Jacksonville. They can also test half as many drinking wells.
The attorney to the affected families, Theodore M. Flerlage Jr. askes the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Oil Control Program to reconsider their decision. He believes that the citizens who were affected by the leak should have been given advanced notice about the proposed changes. The should have had the opportunity to voice their concerns and worries.
After the 25,000+ gasoline leak was discovered more than four years ago, Exxon had delivered bottled water to 126 homes. They also tested around 250 drinking wells in the northern Baltimore County station.
A spokesperson for Exxon said that their investigation led them to assert that proper remedial measures have been taken to help those affected by the leak and the damage done. The MDE sense a team toxicologists and geologists to oversee the site. The department said that because corrective measures had been taken to rectify the situation, the water delivery was no longer necessary.
Our attorney, Michael B. Snyder, said that the verdict showcased Exxon’s pattern of putting material objectives before the resident’s wellbeing. Representing 88 other households involved in the leak’s damages, Michael has worked closely with the victims. At The Snyder Litigation Team, we believe big corporations have a responsibility to care for those their products have harmed.
Gasoline leaks are no joke. They are very serious matters that can hurt both the health of humans and the earth. If you were affected by the leak, contact our firm today! We can help represent your case and seek to get you the compensation you deserve. Call today for a free consultation and case review.