Oklahoma Environmental Questions & Answers

Q: what are the recourse from drinking water with cancer causing agents all of our lives now people are dying 30 years

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 31, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
These types of cases tend to be complex and expensive to prosecute. They can involve the testimony of costly scientific experts, and require analytical tests of drinking water and other resources that were subject to contamination. As a first step, you could consult with an environmental/toxic tort law firm.

Tim Akpinar

Q: people is dying at astronimical rates with all types of cancers,esrd, strokes etc.- vastly in certain neighborhoods,

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 24, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
The situation you describe sounds like cancer clusters or disease clusters, where the incidence of disease, illness, cancer appears in certain geographic regions. As a starting point, you could consult with an attorney who handles environmental/toxic tort cases, meaning that the attorney would have experience in matters involving exposure to toxic substances.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Public nuisance codes in small town stonrwall,OK.74871

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental, Land Use & Zoning, Municipal Law and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 31, 2017
Richard Winblad's answer
Visit your county courthouse. The law library is supposed to have a copy of the city laws/ordinances. City hall should also have a copy.

Q: How can we stop our neighbor from nuisance burning trash?

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 18, 2017
Gregory Andrews Cade's answer
Consult an Oklahoma personal injury attorney; you might have a private nuisance case which can be remedied by an injunction or money damages. Good luck.

Q: What environmental laws affect probate

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 23, 2013
Howard Berkson's answer
The landowner still has liability for any environmental hazards posed by the 45 year old plating operation. A potential buyer may require cleanup or evidence of no hazards before buying.

Q: Does oil or gas companies have the right to draw water out of muddy boggy river

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 26, 2013
Howard Berkson's answer
That normally depends on the lease provisions but there are statutes, regulations, and case law that apply to the mineral owner's use of the surface. You should consult with an attorney.

Q: What is the definition of clean lumber?

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 26, 2013
Howard Berkson's answer
"Clean lumber" is defined by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. "Clean lumber" means wood or wood products that have been cut or shaped and include wet, air-dried, and kiln-dried wood products. Clean lumber does not include wood products that have been painted, pigment-stained, or pressure-treated by compounds such as chromate copper arsenate, pentachlorophenol, and creosote, or manufactured wood products that contain adhesives or resins (e.g., plywood, particle board, flake...

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