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New Indy Containerboard & the Rotten Smell Affecting Pineville, Ballentyne, Marvin, and Indian Land.

HAVE YOUR HOME VALUE AND QUALITY OF LIFE BEEN DAMAGED?

South Carolina's DHEC concludes New Indy is the Source


For more than four months, residents of Pineville, Ballentyne, Marvin, and Indian Land have suffered from an awful and noxious rotten egg smell in their homes, cars, and property. According to a report from from South Carolina's environmental agency (DHEC), the culprit is a paper mill in Lancaster County, South Carolina: New Indy Containerboard.


DHEC's "conclusion," from its official "odor investigation," is that New Indy "is a significant contributor to the odors," and that DHEC has "not identified any other significant sources of odors."


WBTV, Channel 3 in the metro Charlotte area, has covered this problem extensively - as well as New Indy's denials of responsibility. Here are the links to WBTV's coverage, from April 21, March 10,


The rotten egg smell is not a problem just because it smells. The smell is a problem because it negatively affects your property value, and your quality of life. A paper mill does not have the right to emit waste products that harm you and your property, New Indy has refused to accept responsibility. But if you are a home or landowner in south Charlotte or Lancaster County, there is law, known as nuisance law, that protects you. And that gives you the ability to fight back.


MAUNEY PLLC INVESTIGATES

TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY


Nuisance law in North and South Carolina allows you to sue for damages if your property or health has been damaged by "anything which works hurt, inconvenience or damage {to you or your property]; anything which essentially interferes with the enjoyment of life or property." In other words, the law permits "self defense" under these circumstances.


CONTACT MAUNEY PLLC FOR HELP


Attorney Gary Mauney, and the law firm Mauney PLLC, are investigating the harm being caused by the rotten egg smell that is permeating south Charlotte and the North/South Carolina border - which DHEC says is caused by waste from the New Indy Containerboard plant. If you and your family have been affected, contact attorney Gary Mauney by email at garymauney@mauneypllc.com or call Mauney PLLC at 704/945-7185. The consultation is both free and confidential.