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Health Alert: Biomonitoring To Take Place for Westhampton, NY Residents

Health Alert: Biomonitoring To Take Place for Westhampton, NY Residents

| Environmental Litigation
The New York State Department of Health has recently come under pressure to provide biomonitoring for Westhampton residents whose private wells were contaminated by PFOS associated with firefighting activity at Gabreski Airport. No specific details on the testing have been provided by the Department of Health yet but they did issue a statement saying that…Read the article
NY Dept of Environmental Conservation: PFOA & PFOS Now Regulated as Hazardous Substances

NY Dept of Environmental Conservation: PFOA & PFOS Now Regulated as Hazardous Substances

| Environmental Litigation
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) as well as two other variants of the chemicals have been added to New York state’s list of hazardous substances. The announcement that these toxic chemicals will now be regulated came from the the State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) late last week. The City of Newburgh’s primary…Read the article
Colorado Air Force Base: 5 Year Plan to Clean Up Water Contamination

Colorado Air Force Base: 5 Year Plan to Clean Up Water Contamination

| Environmental Litigation
150,000 gallons of wastewater containing perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) was released from Peterson Air Force Base into the Colorado Springs’ wastewater treatment center. ¬†The city’s¬†wastewater system is not set up to removed these harmful PFCs so they remained in the water even as it was released to Fountain Creek. PFCs are toxic chemicals found in firefighting…Read the article
Flint Water Crisis: Long-Term Health Effects on Children

Flint Water Crisis: Long-Term Health Effects on Children

| Environmental Litigation
On top of the every day hassle of living with the Flint Water Crisis, the Flint community is facing the reality of short and long-term health issues their families are having to deal with. It has been two years since officials informed residents that their tap water was unsafe to drink because of toxic levels…Read the article
The Buffalo News Interviews Paul Napoli about Wheatfield Notice of Claims

The Buffalo News Interviews Paul Napoli about Wheatfield Notice of Claims

| Environmental Litigation
There’s a whole host of symptoms and less severe injuries, similar to what we’ve seen in other toxic cases,” said Napoli Shkolnik attorney, Paul Napoli. Those symptoms, he said, include respiratory complaints, headaches and nervous system disorders. According to the Town Clerk Kathleen M. Harrington-McDonell, 16 notice of claims have been filed against the Town.…Read the article
Town of Wheatfield Put On Notice for Billion Dollar Lawsuit

Town of Wheatfield Put On Notice for Billion Dollar Lawsuit

| Environmental Litigation
Environmental Litigation attorney and Napoli Shkolnik Partner Louise Caro recently spoke to TWC News Buffalo regarding the impending Wheatfield lawsuit. As she explains the Town of Wheatfield has 30 days to respond to the filed notice of claims after which the lawsuit will be filed. The town will not be the only defendant named in…Read the article
Liver Cancer Patient, Wheatfield Resident, Napoli Shkolnik Client Interviewed by Local NBC (WGRZ) Station

Liver Cancer Patient, Wheatfield Resident, Napoli Shkolnik Client Interviewed by Local NBC (WGRZ) Station

| Environmental Litigation
  HEALTH ALERT FOR WHEATFIELD RESIDENTS   Napoli Shkolnik PLLC (and local counsel Christen Civiletto and co-counsel Smith Stag LLC) client Brett Grawe was recently interviewed by Local NBC 2 regarding the toxic landfill located in the Town of Wheatfield. The firm has put the Town of Wheatfield on Notice on behalf of Brett and…Read the article
Water Contamination Exposure at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Water Contamination Exposure at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

| Environmental Litigation
Military personnel, their spouses and children of all ages were exposed to water contamination at Camp Lejeune, located in North Carolina, between 1953 and 1987. What’s worse, it seems that senior military leaders were made aware of the hazard on numerous occasions and did not take any action. Today it is not even a question…Read the article
Flint’s Suffering Residents To Get New Faucets

Flint’s Suffering Residents To Get New Faucets

| Environmental Litigation
There is finally some good news for thousands of Flint, Michigan residents: the state has announced that residents who were exposed to high levels of lead in the city’s water supply will be receiving new faucets free of charge. Brass faucets and other brass components can be a significant contributor of lead so the hope…Read the article
Investigative Report: Wheatfield Superfund Site

Investigative Report: Wheatfield Superfund Site

| Environmental Litigation
The toxic Wheatfield landfill located in Niagara County, New York was declared a Superfund site due to its historic use as an industrial and municipal landfill. Though inactive people may potentially be exposed to site-related contamination through contact with surface water, or sediment. Residents in vicinity to the refuse site, especially those living on Forbes…Read the article

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