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Why Is Leachate from Landfills of Concern?

Why Is Leachate from Landfills of Concern?

| Environmental Litigation
What Is Leachate? Leachate is a liquid that forms as water passes through landfills. Both household and industrial wastewater, as well as rainwater, end up in landfills. This is especially true when these sources are not treated properly prior to disposal or if they come into contact with landfill material containing organic pollutants (e.g., grass…Read the article
Contaminants of Emerging Concern: PFAS in Your Water

Contaminants of Emerging Concern: PFAS in Your Water

| Environmental Litigation
Early in 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency addressed contaminants of emerging concern in drinking water, highlighting the presence of PFAS. The EPA regulates 90 contaminants in drinking water, but not PFAS. There are over 4,700 known PFA compounds used in a variety of applications. Out of 4,700 known PFA compounds, 29 are found as contaminants…Read the article
5 Signs You Have Lead Poisoning and Should Take Legal Action

5 Signs You Have Lead Poisoning and Should Take Legal Action

| Environmental Litigation
Lead is a heavy metal that is found in some paint, toys, and older buildings. Although the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act of 1971 has heavily restricted how lead is used in manufacturing and construction, it is still possible for individuals to become exposed to this hazardous substance. People can become poisoned by lead if…Read the article
County Report: Dangerous Work Conditions at FL Gopher Plant

County Report: Dangerous Work Conditions at FL Gopher Plant

| Environmental Litigation
The new report by the Environmental Protection Commission (“ECP”) Hillsborough County shows multiple egregious violations and problems within Gopher Resource, LLC. The Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission published an EPA Level 4 Investigation of Gopher Resource Tampa Plant on June 30, 2021, and found 14 allegations that are considered violations of the air pollution permits…Read the article
The EPA Should Stop Fighting Against the Children of Flint

The EPA Should Stop Fighting Against the Children of Flint

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorneys Ben Crump of Ben Crump Law and Paul Napoli  are speaking out against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Biden White House for their failures to fulfill their promises to Flint residents who continue to endure the tragic consequences of the Flint poisoned water crisis. During…Read the article
Ben Crump Supports Flint Bone Lead Testing Program

Ben Crump Supports Flint Bone Lead Testing Program

| Napoli Shkolnik News
The Flint Water Crisis devastated the community for six years after the City of Flint switched to a new water source as a money-saving measure. Officials failed to treat the water to avoid lead in the pipes from contaminating the water and families were exposed to dangerous levels of lead. This exposure is especially detrimental…Read the article
Health Problems at Tampa’s Gopher Resources Lead Smelter

Health Problems at Tampa’s Gopher Resources Lead Smelter

| Environmental Litigation
Two Florida Congressmen sent a letter to Acting Assistant Attorney General Jean Williams, asking the Department of Justice to investigate working conditions at Tampa’s Gopher Resources lead smelter. “No American worker should be forced to work in a facility as mentally, physically, and emotionally toxic as Gopher Resource has been described. Employees of the plant…Read the article
The Dirty Dozen Pesticide-Laced Foods in 2021

The Dirty Dozen Pesticide-Laced Foods in 2021

| Environmental Litigation
Strawberries, spinach, and other green leafy vegetables topped an advocacy group’s Dirty Dozen list of consumer foods contaminated by dangerously high levels of pesticides. An Environmental Working Group study concluded that 70 percent of the non-organic fresh produce sold in the United States is laced with dangerously high levels of deadly pesticides, herbicides, and other…Read the article
AFFF Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of TX Community

AFFF Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of TX Community

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has filed a class action lawsuit for the contamination of the groundwater relied upon private well owners in Lubbock, Texas. The class action complaint was filed against manufacturers of aqueous firefighting foams (“AFFF”) containing perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFOS”) and perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) and manufacturers of fluorosurfactants containing PFOS and PFOA. The class action…Read the article
Milestone Class Settlement: AFFF MDL Litigation

Milestone Class Settlement: AFFF MDL Litigation

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik lawyers representing individuals in the Town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, announced that they have reached an agreement in principal with Tyco Fire Products L.P., Chemguard, Inc., and ChemDesign, Inc. (“Defendants”) to settle a putative class action addressing certain claims of damage arising from contamination of dozens of privately-owned drinking water wells in the Town…Read the article