Disney Accused Of Polluting Groundwater For 21 Years

Vivi Gorman
Posted on Friday 12th June 2009

A lawsuit filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court on June 10 alleges that Disney used air conditioners with hazardous substances and disposed of air cooling water and chemicals into municipal drains since 1988, Courthouse News Service has reported.

Environmental World Watch and a homeowner, Dennis Jackson, filed the lawsuit after discovering that the City of Burbank announced plans to build a new sewer system next to one of Disney’s buildings. The homeowner claims the chemicals Disney released contaminated his property.

In March, Courthouse News Service reported that Environmental World Watch investigated a claim that the chemicals were responsible for a woman’s death and found that the source was Disney’s studios in Burbank.

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