Disney Accused of Polluting Groundwater
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Disney contaminated groundwater with hexavalent chromium and other toxic chemicals, including trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene, an environmental group claims in Superior Court.
Environmental World Watch and homeowner Dennis Jackson say Disney has used poisonous hexavalent chromium in its air conditioners since 1988. They say Disney has dumped air cooling water and the chemicals into curbside drains every day for the past 21 years.
The plaintiffs say they discovered the problem when the City of Burbank proposed building a new sewer system on an 11-acre parcel - called the Polliwog parcel - next to Disney's Imagineering building.
Jackson says the chemicals contaminated his property.
The plaintiffs want damages and penalties. C. Brooks Cutter filed the lawsuit.