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Soil & Water Pollution Damages from Drilling and Oil Production

Landowners across Louisiana are enjoying the benefits of mineral rights leases as oil and gas production in the area continues to increase. However, some are seeing damage to their land and property in unimaginable ways.

Leaks, runoff and spills of contaminants could lead soil and water pollution damages. When landowners are not notified of such problems, their drinking water can be tainted along with soil they may use for their garden, to grow crops or to feed livestock.

When your land is adversely affected by environmental destruction, you should be able to collect damages and other remedies available to you. At Simien & Simien, we can help you hold oil drilling companies responsible for their actions and ensure that you get the justice you deserve.

Call us at (800) 374-8422 to schedule a free legal consultation with one of our attorneys.

Soil & Water Pollutants

  • Exhaust fumes
  • Fracturing chemicals
  • Waste fluids
  • Salts
  • Metals
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Produced water
  • Diesel or fuel used for equipment

Physical Side Effects

  • Respiratory problems
  • Neurological effects
  • Cancer
  • Skin problems
  • Hair loss
  • Kidney damage
  • Heart conditions
  • Birth defects

How Does Contamination Happen?

There are many reasons why soil and water may become polluted from drilling and oil production. Produced water is water that coexists with and gas in the formation and is then recovered during well development, it is also a main source of pollution when it is not properly disposed of.

Some other common causes of soil and water pollution damages include:

  • Cross-aquifer mixing
  • Spills
  • Water quantity depletion
  • Chemical runoff

Contamination is often caused by human error or by the failure of a company to properly maintain their drilling sites.

Contact our Soil and Water Pollution Damage Attorneys

Soil and water pollution can lead to widespread damage that is often missed for years after the drilling companies have completed production. If you or someone you know has been the victim of soil or water pollution caused by oil or gas production, our attorneys are ready to help you.

Simien & Simien accepts clients in cases across Louisiana, with appropriate local counsel we can also provide representation in other states. Some areas where our firm has represented clients includes:

  • Baton Rouge
  • Monroe
  • Lake Charles
  • New Orleans

For more information on how our experienced lawyers can help you, contact us for a free legal consultation. We have a reputation throughout many parts of the country for effective litigation, vast experience and successful results.

Call (800) 374-8422 to schedule a free case review or fill out the contact form on this page and we will contact you right away.