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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
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
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
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
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
PFOA Water Poisoning and the Dairy Industry

PFOA Water Poisoning and the Dairy Industry

| Environmental Litigation
Once toxins like polyfluoroalkyl substances leech into local water supplies, the people who drink the tainted water are not the only ones adversely affected. Mark Schaap, a dairy farmer in New Mexico, became concerned when a local Air Force base advised him and his family not to drink the water. Officials believed that years of PFOA contamination…Read the article