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Kitsinian Law Firm, APC Files Lawsuit Against Chiquita Canyon Landfill

Jul 9, 2024

Los Angeles, California – The Kitsinian Law Firm, APC has filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court (Case Number 24STCV14953) against the 639-acre Chiquita Canyon Landfill located in Castaic, California representing nearly 500 residents who are affected by the ongoing environmental contamination and health hazard as residents continue to endure noxious odors and health risks, including exposure to cancer-causing benzene released from the Chiquita landfill.

To avoid these toxic and harmful emissions, local residents are frequently forced to remain indoors, significantly impacting their quality of life.

“The Chiquita Canyon Landfill remains an ongoing environmental threat to all of the residents in close proximity to the landfill,” says attorney Nareg Kitsinian, Esq. “Residents are prisoners in their own homes as they are being exposed to harmful chemicals on an ongoing basis with no resolution in  sight.”

Symptoms reported by affected residents include headache, nausea, skin rashes, and respiratory illnesses. The Chiquita Canyon Landfill has been cited by the EPA for discharging benzene, a hazardous chemical associated with cancer.

In February, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared that the Chiquita Canyon Landfill poses “imminent and substantial danger” to the surrounding communities. Furthermore, on June 4, the EPA confirmed violations of the Federal Clean Air Act.

Superior Court of Los Angeles
Rivera et al. v. Chiquita Canyon, LLC et al.
Case No. 24STCV14953

For nearly 20 years, the attorneys at the Kitsinian Law Firm, APC have advocated for injured individuals and those harmed by environmental and chemical hazards. Founded in 2012 by Nareg S. Kitsinian, Esq. the Kitsinian Law Firm, APC has a proven track record of creative, aggressive, and successful advocacy for its clients. Whether representing consumers against insurance companies or corporate polluters, the Kitsinian Law Firm, APC strives to obtain the best results for their clients by deploying its resources and utilizing its legal experience. A member of the multi-million dollar advocates forum, the firm has successfully recovered millions of dollars for its clients. The lawyers at the Kitsinian Law Firm have been voted Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2015-2018 and Super Lawyers from 2020-2024. For more information, please visit www.landfillclaim.com or www.kitsinianlaw.com. For press inquiries, please email info@kitsinianlaw.com.

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