Camillus (WSYR-TV) -- Folks in Camillus are teaming up with the Camillus Clean Air Coalition to stop Honeywell International from dumping any waste from the Onondaga Lake dredging project in their neighborhood.
The lawsuit filed Monday looks to stop the dumping of the waste to Camillus Waterbed 13. Folks in a nearby neighborhood are worried that the waste and potential toxins in the air are impacting their health and safety.
“A lot of people have said that we’re making this up or this isn’t real, but sinus problems, nosebleeds, children coughing, we’ve seen it all. The neighbors have experienced it as well. So this is a real problem and we need a real solution to it,” said Camillus resident Charlene Hart.
Neighbors began complaining of a mothball odor back in July when the dredging began, but filters and covers were added months later. Both Honeywell and the Department of Environmental Conservation say the odor is not a health threat.