A proposed settlement has been reached between neighbors of the Stony Hollow Landfill and its owners over the alleged emission of foul odors and contaminants dating back years and if you live nearby, you might be owed money.
Property owners and renters at any time since Oct. 31, 2012 and living within a roughly 2.5-mile radius of the landfill at 2460 South Gettysburg Rd. have until Sept. 9 to submit a claim. People can exclude themselves, comment or object to the settlement on or before Aug. 25.
In a tentative agreement, Stony Hollow, owned by Waste Management, agreed to create a settlement fund of $1,875,000 and put another $1,450,000 by the end of 2022 toward further improvement measures to minimize the the impact of airborne emissions from the landfill. Attorneys’ fees could reach up to $795,000 of the settlement fund, according to a court documents.
Moraine and Jefferson Twp. residents lodged hundreds of odor complaints against the Dayton landfill, growing more frequent in April 2016 and remaining persistent. Foul odors also spread as far as Dayton, Jackson Twp., Kettering, Miamisburg, Oakwood and West Carrollton. In November 2016, Moraine resident Carly Beck filed the federal class-action suit joined by 100 others. Neither Moraine nor other municipalities were part of the suit.
Here’s where to find more information about the settlement and how to join, object or exclude yourself:
Related documents can be found on the Stony Hollow Settlement page of the Liddle & Dubin, P.C. website.
The firm can also be reached by phone at 1-800-536-0045 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.