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Water-Borne Brain-Eating Bacteria Kills Texas Boy

Water-Borne Brain-Eating Bacteria Kills Texas Boy

| Personal Injury
After a bacterial infection killed a 6-year-old boy, officials warned residents in several Houston-area towns not to trust the municipal water supply. Health officials are unsure if Josiah McIntyre contracted a Naegleria fowleri infection from water in his family home or at a neighborhood public splash park. Officials in several cities, including Josiah’s hometown of…Read the article
5 Inspiring Environmental Lawsuits

5 Inspiring Environmental Lawsuits

| Environmental Litigation
The news has become a daily reminder of the effects that global warming is having on the lives of millions of people. Wildfires, rising water levels, and multiple tropical storms happening in synchronization are just some of the very current threats to the homes, livelihoods, and lives in America alone. Environmental changes like these can…Read the article
Action Seeks to Block Sale of Weed Killer Roundup

Action Seeks to Block Sale of Weed Killer Roundup

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik and National Civil Rights and Personal Injury Attorney Ben Crump Joins with National Black Farmers Association to Seek to Block Sale of Weedkiller Roundup Crump, NAACP, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists call for Bayer-Monsanto to “end Black farmers’ bondage to their GMO seeds and cancer-causing herbicide” Co-counsel Chris Schnieders, said it’s time for…Read the article
NY Sets New Standards for Drinking Water Contaminants

NY Sets New Standards for Drinking Water Contaminants

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkonilk PLLC supports New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s announcement regarding “forever chemicals” and 1,4-Dioxane. This is a first-in-the-nation drinking water standard for emerging contaminant 1,4-Dioxane. Maximum contaminant limits (MCLs) were set at 10 parts per trillion each for Perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (“PFOS”) (collectively “PFAS”) and 1 part per billion for…Read the article
EPA Relax Pollution Rules due to Coronavirus

EPA Relax Pollution Rules due to Coronavirus

| Environmental Litigation
In a controversial move, the Environmental Protection Agency said it would waive certain reporting requirements for companies hit hard by COVID-19. Normally, companies must report chemical emissions into the air, water, and soil to the EPA. Agency guidelines now allow these companies to self-regulate. Many companies claimed that compliance with emissions declarations was impractical, largely…Read the article
Airport Contamination Causes Unsafe Newburgh Water

Airport Contamination Causes Unsafe Newburgh Water

| Environmental Litigation
Remediation struggle The battle to clean up its water supply has kept the city of Newburgh, NY, at high alert for close on a decade. Long contaminated by PFOS and PFOA runoff from nearby Stewart Air National Guard Base and Stewart International Airport, this tragic situation highlights the need for effective watershed protection. Back in…Read the article
Are Aging Dams Ticking Time Bombs?

Are Aging Dams Ticking Time Bombs?

| Napoli Shkolnik News
In general, time heals all wounds and degrades all things. If these general principles apply to the nation’s dams, and they probably do, the recent Michigan dam failures could be just the beginning. One national safety and advocacy group says more than 2,000 dams in the United States are deficient and highly likely to fail.…Read the article
Americans Facing the Pandemic Without Water

Americans Facing the Pandemic Without Water

| Coronavirus
Americans from every state are being told to shelter in place to avoid the COVID-19 pandemic. Citizens are being told to stay at least 6 feet from everyone else, to stay home as much as possible, wear masks when they have to go in public, and wash their hands many, many times a day. Of…Read the article
NC Cancer Cluster Raises Serious Questions

NC Cancer Cluster Raises Serious Questions

| Environmental Litigation
Five people on one street in a Charlotte suburb have developed thyroid tumors. There is evidence that toxins from a nearby power plant might be responsible for the cancer cluster. Iredell County resident Susan Wind first became concerned when her then-16-year-old daughter developed a small lump behind her ear. Doctors eventually discovered that both she…Read the article