Environmental Hazard:

Types of Claims

There are three types of contamination that can lead to an environmental hazards claim. Ground water contamination can occur when people use wells. The ground aquifer can become contaminated by chemicals and infiltrate well water sources. Those using the well can drink the chemicals, inhale chemical through steam from the water and come in contact with chemicals while bathing.

Soil contamination occurs when a body of water is contaminated with heavy metals or chemicals. When an area floods, these metals and chemicals land on an individual’s property and contaminate the soil. People can be exposed while gardening and eating foods grown in the soil.

Lastly, air contamination can be caused by ground water and soil contamination or when chemical companies release fumes into the air.