Sunday, August 25, 2013

Local residents take action, file suit against Winnebago Landfill | The Rock River Times

By Paul Gorski
Special Report

More than 160 residents living near the Winnebago Landfill filed a lawsuit against Winnebago Landfill, LLC, and Winnebago Reclamation Services, Inc. (WRS), Aug. 5. The filed paperwork refers to both companies jointly as the "WRS Landfill." The suit seeks financial awards for personal discomfort and loss of use and enjoyment of their properties. Todd S. Hageman of the Simon Law Firm, P.C., of St. Louis, is representing the residents.

The primary goal of this lawsuit is not to close the landfill, but to award damages to the residents filing suit, and to encourage the landfill to solve the landfill odor problem.

One of the plaintiffs, Kristin Ricker, stated: "At the end of it all, we want to be able to put our screens on and open our windows for the very first time since we moved here almost three years ago now; to enjoy a fresh, clean and cool breeze like everyone else does."...

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