THE PINES, Ind. – Residents are taking matters into their own hands and plan to sue the owner of a local landfill they contend is responsible for contaminating their drinking water wells. Members of People in Need of Environmental Safety, PINES, say the suit may motivate state and federal officials to force Brown Inc., the owners of the Yard 520 landfill, to clean up the off-site contamination and possibly provide them with a municipal water supply. The landfill is located near Pines, a town of 590 people, located just west of Michigan City, IN.
Environmental groups Save the Dunes Council, Hoosier Environmental Council, and Clean Air Task Force, have joined PINES on filing a notice of intent to sue against the landfill owner. For more information please contact Save the Dunes.