BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General
Eric T. Schneiderman announced that his office will sue Peter J. Battaglia Jr.,
owner and operator of Battaglia Demolition Inc., in order to stop allegedly
noxious conditions at the company’s South Buffalo demolition debris facility.
The facility has been described as “unbearable” and “sickening”
by members of the community. Schneiderman’s office charges that the conditions
at the facility, which include dust, noise, odors, vermin, truck traffic and
other harmful impacts, have led to a major problem for the community.
Schneiderman deems this problem a public nuisance under New York state law. His
office additionally alleges that the Battaglia facility is operating without
environmental permits required by state law.
“For too long, dust, noise, and odor from the Battaglia
facility has created noxious conditions in the Seneca-Babcock community,” Schneiderman
said. “These conditions have robbed residents of such basic pleasures as
opening their windows, relaxing on their porches, and enjoying their backyards.
I am committed to bringing these harms to an end, and holding Battaglia fully
accountable for blatantly and knowingly disregarding both the law and the
well-being of the community. In taking this action, I stand with the
Seneca-Babcock community to ensure their right to a safe, clean and healthy
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