Michigan Sugar Company Odor Investigation

Odors from the Michigan Sugar Company in Bay City have become such a nuisance that a large group of neighboring residents have reached out to Liddle & Dubin, P.C. to file a class action lawsuit against the company.

In fact, odors from Michigan Sugar have become so prevalent and so overwhelming, that approximately 800 complaints from affected residents were filed with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) last year alone. This outrageously large number of complaints prompted the MDEQ to issue 10 Letters of Violation to the company for creating nuisance odors.

The 175 acre facility, located at 2600 S. Euclid, Bay City, County of Bay, State of Michigan, produces granulated table sugars from sugar beets. The facility is located in an area zoned for commercial, agricultural and residential use. As a result, there are almost 1,900 households within a 1 mile radius of the facility.

The company has acknowledged the odors but continued complaints are evidence of the fact that residents continue to live with the smells without relief. Residents should report the presence of odors to the MDEQ’s hotline at 800-292-4706.

Affected residents can also contact Liddle & Dubin, P.C. We have handled many air pollution cases, including those involving the emission of noxious odors. In these past cases, we filed a lawsuits seeking compensation for the nuisance created by the odors and for any negative impact the odors have had on property values. We have worked to change the way the Defendant operates its facility in order to reduce, if not eliminate, the emission of odors into the surrounding community. Any potential lawsuit against Michiagn Sugar would have the same goals.

Michigan Sugar Odor Data Sheet

If you have experienced odors from the Michigan Sugar facility, we encourage you to complete the Data Sheet. You can also contact attorney Laura L Sheets at (800) 536-0045 for further information.

Please note that this is a request for information only and does not mean that you are hiring our law firm or will be receiving legal representation. Your response will not establish an attorney-client relationship.



Thank you for completing the Michigan Sugar odor data sheet online. We will contact you once we have had an opportunity to review your information.

Please note that the completion of this form does not mean that you are hiring our law firm, or will be receiving legal representation. In other words, your response to this form will not establish an attorney-client relationship.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

Liddle & Dubin P.C. is one of the premier class action firms in Michigan. The firm specializes in cases involving basement flooding, air pollution, environmental contamination and complex consumer class actions.

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