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Category Archive: Environmental Litigation

The attorneys at Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC have a sophisticated team of environmental litigation lawyers. From contaminated groundwater to hazardous material spills to climate change litigation, our attorneys understand the severity of environmental contamination and the potential ramifications for humankind. When the irresponsible actions of individuals and corporations result in environmental and personal harm, you have the right to recover damages for immeasurable losses as well as economic ones. Our team can help you to file a claim against the negligent party, and prove the harm that you have suffered. Reach out to us today to schedule your initial consultation and get started on recovery the compensation you deserve.

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The Dirty Dozen Fruits and Vegetables in New York

The Dirty Dozen Fruits and Vegetables in New York

| Environmental Litigation
Most likely, produce laced with high levels of pesticides are in your pantry or refrigerator at this very moment. Once again, spinach and strawberries topped the list of fruits and vegetables that contain the highest pesticide levels. Collard greens, mustard greens, nectarines, apples, grapes, bell peppers, hot peppers, peaches, pears, cherries, celery, and tomatoes rounded…Read the article
Environmental Lawyers: What Are They, and What Do They Do?

Environmental Lawyers: What Are They, and What Do They Do?

| Environmental Litigation
An environmental lawyer is a legal professional who specializes in the field of environmental law. This encompasses a wide range of legal and regulatory issues, such as pollution control, contamination, natural resources management, land use planning, and much more. Environmental lawyers may work for private firms, government agencies, or non-profit organizations. In this article, we’ll…Read the article
Grumman’s Bethpage Facility – Target of a New Class Action

Grumman’s Bethpage Facility – Target of a New Class Action

| Environmental Litigation
Between 1950 and 1994, Grumman operated an aerospace facility in Bethpage, NY, that produced everything from World War II fighters to the Apollo Lunar Module, dumping a catastrophic volume of pollution into the soil in the process. For five years, the company (now Northrup Grumman) has been fighting lawsuits claiming that the toxic plume it…Read the article
What You Need to Know About the Dioxane Water Contamination

What You Need to Know About the Dioxane Water Contamination

| Environmental Litigation
With the recent discoveries of pervasive dioxane contamination, it is important to know what dioxane is and how dioxane water contamination can affect your health. The contamination of groundwater by dioxane and other pollutants continues to be a problem in communities nationwide. Unfortunately, many people in these communities are unaware of these contaminants or the…Read the article
Tampa-Area Air Quality Alert Due to Gopher Resources Plant

Tampa-Area Air Quality Alert Due to Gopher Resources Plant

| Environmental Litigation
Tampa-based lead battery smelter, Gopher Resources, has a history of seriously violating Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards by willfully exposing workers and their families to toxic heavy metals. Others who live in the surrounding area of the plant may now also be in serious risk, as the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County…Read the article
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

| 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
Will One Exposure to Asbestos Cause Cancer?

Will One Exposure to Asbestos Cause Cancer?

| Environmental Litigation
For years, the dangers of asbestos have been communicated through television and radio ads, healthcare providers, and more. As a result, you probably know that asbestos is a harmful material, but you may have questions about how it can affect you. For example, will one exposure to asbestos cause cancer? Asbestos could be in your…Read the article
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
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