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Ground Water Contamination in NJ
Chemical Exposure Lawyers in NJ
Groundwater is used for irrigation as well as drinking water and is susceptible to pollutants that can cause various injuries and illnesses when ingested.
When individuals rely on well water, various chemical can contaminate the ground aquifer, which then develops into a plume and infiltrates well water sources. This can cause individuals dependent upon well water to be exposed to chemicals through ingestion (drinking the water), skin contact (bathing with the water) and inhalation (breathing steam from the water).
Groundwater can also become contaminated when hazardous materials from contaminated soil infiltrate the water. Pesticides, fertilizers and other toxic substances may seep into groundwater, making it unsafe to use.
Additionally, groundwater contamination may occur when a business or other entity fails to comply with federal laws. Groundwater contamination may also occur when an entity is negligent about the dangerous chemicals and substances that their operation may be depositing into the soil, water or air.
Injuries Caused by Groundwater Contamination
Breathing, ingesting, or otherwise coming into contact with contaminated groundwater can result in a number of different injuries and/or illnesses. Symptoms of groundwater contamination may include of nausea/vomiting, headaches, eye irritation and nose irritation. More serious, chronic side effects of groundwater contamination include:
- Various types of cancer
- Kidney damage
- Bone disease
- Reproductive difficulties
- Liver damage
- Nervous system damage
If you have been exposed to environmental hazards due to contaminated groundwater and have experienced any of the above symptoms or illnesses, you could be eligible to file a claim. Get a free consultation or contact our chemical exposure lawyers at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer today by dialing 855-800-0093.