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Expanded Soil and Groundwater Testing Near Wheatfield Landfill

Expanded Soil and Groundwater Testing Near Wheatfield Landfill

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo directed the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) expand their ongoing investigations of the Wheatfield landfill’s potential of having contaminated nearby residential properties. This means that the DEC and town of Wheatfield will include both soil and groundwater testing in surrounding residential properties to see…Read the article
Environmental Class Action Lawsuit: Coal Ash

Environmental Class Action Lawsuit: Coal Ash

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Two big energy companies were recently named in a class action lawsuit: First Energy Corp. and NRG Energy, Inc. The suit also names a smaller, local contracting company too – Matt Canestrale Contracting Inc. Filed by the representative of a collection of residents of the town of Labelle in Fayette County, the suit seeks to…Read the article
Napoli Shkolnik Files Federal Class-Action Lawsuit: Coal Waste Dump

Napoli Shkolnik Files Federal Class-Action Lawsuit: Coal Waste Dump

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The Observer-Reporter recently spoke with Napoli Shkolnik Partner Louise Caro regarding the class-action lawsuit the firm filed against FirstEnergy Corp. on behalf of Fayette County village residents. Caro said, “I think the people that live there in LaBelle are being completely ignored and have been poisoned for some time, and it’s not going to stop.”…Read the article
Higher Lead Levels Than Flint Found in Brooklyn School

Higher Lead Levels Than Flint Found in Brooklyn School

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The Flint scandal, which involved officials taking cost-cutting measures that resulted in the contamination of the city’s drinking water and criminal charges against 13 current and former government officials is now taking on new meaning for families in Brooklyn, New York. The city Department of Education (DOE) records show that a recent test revealed a…Read the article
Water Contamination in Massachusetts Communities

Water Contamination in Massachusetts Communities

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Chemicals found in firefighting foams are causing water contamination in communities around the country. For residents in Hyannis, Hyannisport and West Hyannisport, alarmingly elevated levels of PFOS and PFOA were found in their their wells. This lead Barnstable town officials to issue public advisories for the Hyannis water system on more than one occasion since…Read the article
Louise Caro on Spectrum News About Toxic Wheatfield Landfill

Louise Caro on Spectrum News About Toxic Wheatfield Landfill

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It has been more than two months since Napoli Shkolnik filed the first group of Notices of Claim against the Town of Wheatfield, and on March 26th the first lawsuit on behalf of 70 current and former residents exposed to the toxic landfill was filed.   Napoli Shkolnik Partner Louise Caro  says she and the firm will…Read the article
Newburgh Being Taken to Court Over Water Contamination

Newburgh Being Taken to Court Over Water Contamination

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Toxic chemical perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) has been detected in Newburgh’s private and public water supply wells since 2014. The hazardous chemical was found in the city’s drinking water supply, Lake Washington at alarmingly elevated levels. In fact, based on benchmarks set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Newburgh declared an emergency in May 2016…Read the article
WIVB News-4 Interviews Partner Louise Caro About Wheatfield Landfill

WIVB News-4 Interviews Partner Louise Caro About Wheatfield Landfill

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Environmental Litigation attorney and partner Louise Caro recently spoke with WIVB News-4 Television about the legal actions Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, along with Smith Stag LLC and attorney Christen Civiletto have filed against the Town of Wheatfield. A complaint has been filed on behalf of about 60 people who say they’re sick from contamination from Love…Read the article
WCBS News Interviews Marie Napoli About Westhampton Water Contamination

WCBS News Interviews Marie Napoli About Westhampton Water Contamination

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WCBST TV News‘ Jennifer McLogan sat down with environmental attorney and Napoli Shkolnik Partner Marie Napoli to discuss the PFOS water contamination in Westhampton. “The county has known about this problem for years and has allowed the people to drink this toxic soup,” said Ms. Napoli. She went on to say that one of the…Read the article
Newsday Reports: Napoli Shkolnik Files Notice of Claim on behalf of Westhampton Residents

Newsday Reports: Napoli Shkolnik Files Notice of Claim on behalf of Westhampton Residents

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Partner Marie Napoli confirmed to Newsday that Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has filed a notice of claim against Suffolk County and the state Department of Environmental Conservation on behalf of approximately 200 Westhampton residents. The Westhampton community believes that they have been exposed to the hazardous chemical PFOS, which was part of the liquid foam used by…Read the article
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