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 environment.”