MTBE Contamination Investigation ensues as McGrath Law Firm now represents 25 families who live in the West Swanzey area who have cancer, other illnesses and property damage, which are possibly linked to the MTBE – contaminated water supply for the West Swanzey residents.
McGrath Law Firm is investigating the cause of contamination of the West Swanzey water supply which contains a gasoline additive known as MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether) that leaked into the soil and water many years ago and continues to appear and travel in and through the water source for the residents. Several Cancer clusters have been identified in West Swanzey by the residents.
What is MTBE?
According to the American Cancer Society’s website, MTBE is defined as a flammable, colorless liquid that dissolves easily in water. It is part of a group of chemicals known as fuel oxygenates. Oxygenates do not occur naturally in gasoline; they are added to increase gasoline’s oxygen content. MTBE and other oxygenates make gasoline burn better, which lowers harmful carbon monoxide and other emissions from vehicles, reducing air pollution.
If you or someone you know was affected by the MTBE contamination in West Swanzey, call McGrath Law Firm to learn more about your legal rights. To make an appointment, call (603) 224-7111 or (800) 283-1380, or visit www.mcgrathlawfirm.com.