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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
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
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
New NYCHA Head Faces Daunting Problems

New NYCHA Head Faces Daunting Problems

| Personal Injury
Incoming New York City Housing Authority Director Gregory Russ faces a number of challenges, including serious problems with lead poisoning which have existed since at least 2012. Over 400,000 people live in NYCHA’s 176,000 units, making this Authority by far the largest such organization in the country. For now, Russ and Bart Schwartz, whom a…Read the article
Newark, NJ Receives Bottled Water Due to Lead Poisoning

Newark, NJ Receives Bottled Water Due to Lead Poisoning

| Personal Injury
Officials admitted that the filters designed to keep lead out of the drinking water supply have not worked, so they have turned to Plan B. In 2018, the City of Newark (New Jersey) distributed over 40,000 water filters to local residents, in response to extremely high lead levels in the public water supply. But a random test…Read the article