California Environmental Injury Lawyers Discuss Concrete Spill in Oakland Watershed

by Staff Blogger | April 13th, 2015

Considering California is currently listed as being under draught conditions, our water is one of the most precious commodities we have and it’s important that we protect it; however, some companies fail to take the precautions that are necessary to guard this natural resource, which can result in contamination, pollutants seeping into our food and water supplies, and loss of habitat for wildlife.

The California environmental injury attorneys with Berg Injury Lawyers point out that one of the most recent cases of companies failing to protect our resources is that of concrete being dumped into Glen Echo Creek in Oakland. Reports indicate that as much as 12 truckloads of cement was poured into the creek late last week.

Crews from the East Bay Municipal Utilities District were working to repair and replace a pipeline in the area surrounding the creek when a worker accidentally turned a valve controlling the concrete flow the wrong way, allowing the grey muck to flow into the creek. According to reports from NBC News, crews discovered a second contaminated area while working to clean up the initial spill. Officials say it could take the creek’s ecosystem as long as three years to fully recover from the spill.

Our California personal injury attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers are aware of the long-term effects chemicals can have on our environment. That’s why we encourage anyone whose health or property have been affected by a careless or negligent pollution to discuss their rights with a qualified legal representative as soon as possible.