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Environmental Contamination Lawyers | Matern Law Group

Environmental protection is the responsibility of both businesses and citizens. When negligent actions harm the environment and people, we are ready to hold the powerful accountable.

Hazardous Waste Pollution Violations Are Against the Law

toxic carcinogen pollutionHazardous waste pollution cases involve complex issues and require an experienced environmental law attorney who knows how local, regional and federal environmental regulations apply. California has unique hazardous waste regulations that include, but substantially exceed requirements of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations generally in effect in other states. It is also hard to navigate California’s hazardous waste requirements because of the dramatic differences in substantive requirements, enforced by pervasive local city and county agencies deputized as Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs) and result in surprising violations and onerous penalties. Common categories of hazardous waste materials are:
  • Lights, Batteries & Electronics (i.e, common batteries, car batteries, monitors)
  • Mercury-Containing Items (i.e, mercury switches, thermostats, pilot light sensors)
  • Household & Landscape Chemicals (i.e, pool chemicals, acids, oxidizers, pesticides, herbicides)
  • Paints & Solvents (i.e., latex paint, oil-based paint, aerosol paint, solvents, paint thinners)
  • Building Materials (i.e., asbestos, treated wood)
  • Automobile-Related (i.e., antifreeze, batteries, motor oil and filters)
  • Other Materials (i.e, propane tanks, needles & syringes, ballasts, photo waste, flammables)
If you have had your health harmed or well-being damaged by any type of hazardous waste or contamination, or have witnessed illegal hazardous waste pollution, dumping, or disposal, you may have a legal claim. If you would like to speak with a reputable environmental lawyer to discuss your legal options, please reach out to us to find out more about environmental laws and your rights.

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Our Practices are Guided by Integrity. We’ll protect what you deserve.

We work tirelessly and fight tenaciously to hold rights abusers accountable.

If you’ve experienced a distressing incident related to an issue like this, call us for a free case evaluation.

Did You Know?

Hazardous Waste
Simply defined, a hazardous waste is a waste with properties that make it dangerous or capable of having a harmful effect on human health or the environment. Hazardous waste is generated from many sources, ranging from industrial manufacturing process wastes to batteries.

Is It Illegal, or Just Unfair?

Legal cases can be lengthy, complicated, and confusing, but you don’t have to take on the system all by yourself. If you believe someone has violated your individual rights, or the rights of a large group of people in your community, we can help you find the right course of action.

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