The toxic air contaminants have blown away, attached to human clothing, shoes, hair, horse hoofs and body hair to such an extent that anyone walking on the parcel would be exposed to the toxic chemicals and carry residue with them, the lawsuit alleges.
Reached at his Sacramento office Tuesday, the plaintiff’s attorney, C. Brooks Cutter would not comment on the lawsuit.
One year after voters approved the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known as Proposition 65, lawmakers approved the Air Toxics “Hot Spot” Information and Assessment Act, requiring facilities to report types and quantities of substances routinely released in the air.
The plaintiffs, who seek damages and penalties, claim silence on the part of Disney, an alleged violation of the act. They also claim that for 21 years, Disney has failed to provide people living in the area with clear and reasonable warnings regarding reproductive toxins and known carcinogens, and that the studio prevented state agencies from conducting environmental assessments.