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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Cleaning Water Supplies: How PFAS Are Treated

Cleaning Water Supplies: How PFAS Are Treated

| Environmental Litigation
PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of hazardous industrial chemicals that have been found in water supplies throughout the US. Unfortunately, due to the persistent nature of these compounds, they can linger indefinitely in both the environment and the human body. Recently, the task of cleaning up water supplies has fallen to…Read the article
NC Cancer Cluster Raises Serious Questions

NC Cancer Cluster Raises Serious Questions

| Environmental Litigation
Five people on one street in a Charlotte suburb have developed thyroid tumors. There is evidence that toxins from a nearby power plant might be responsible for the cancer cluster. Iredell County resident Susan Wind first became concerned when her then-16-year-old daughter developed a small lump behind her ear. Doctors eventually discovered that both she…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
Napoli Shkolnik works on PFAS Case In New Mexico

Napoli Shkolnik works on PFAS Case In New Mexico

| Environmental Litigation
Water contamination continues to plague every corner of the United States. A notable water contamination is the Flint Water Crisis, which involves lead exposure.    Napoli Shkolnik client Art Schaap’s dairy farm located in southeastern New Mexico continues to be devastated by a different type of environmental pollution. More specifically, traces of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl…Read the article
Paul Napoli Appointed Leadership Role in MDL Water Cases

Paul Napoli Appointed Leadership Role in MDL Water Cases

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is proud to announce that Paul J. Napoli has been appointed Plaintiffs’ Co-Lead Counsel in In Re: Aqueous Film-Forming Foams Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2:18-mn-2873-RMG) by United States District Court Judge Richard Mark Gergel for the District of South Carolina, Charleston Division. Mr. Napoli was selected for this role as he…Read the article
Napoli Shkolink Files Class Action for Water Contamination

Napoli Shkolink Files Class Action for Water Contamination

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has filed a class action lawsuit against five manufacturers of aqueous firefighting foams (“AFFF”) containing perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFOS”) and perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) for the contamination of the groundwater relied upon Dutchess County and seeks to certify a class to represent all water providers in the State of New York that have been…Read the article
Lawmakers Prod EPA For Action on PFAs

Lawmakers Prod EPA For Action on PFAs

| Environmental Litigation
During a lengthy hearing, members of the House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee urged the Trump Administration to take firmer action against the “forever chemicals” which pollute drinking water supplies across the country. Once people are exposed to them, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluouroalkyl chemicals remain in the human body almost indefinitely. PFAs are probable carcinogens, and…Read the article
What is the Bethpage Toxic Plume?

What is the Bethpage Toxic Plume?

| Environmental Litigation
The Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant of Bethpage, also known as the Northrop Grumman Site Facility was a government-owned facility that was first officially established in 194. Its purpose was to design, fabricate, and test prototype aircraft for the US Navy and the NASA and it operated out of the area known as Oyster Bay…Read the article
Successful Carnival Brings Lead Awareness to Local Residents

Successful Carnival Brings Lead Awareness to Local Residents

| Environmental Litigation
The National Clean Water Collective (NCWC), Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, NorthStar Social Justice Law Group and Darley Hosted a very successful carnival this past Saturday, in an effort to bring cheer, school supplies, water, and awareness to local residents.Read the article
Lawmakers Consider Tougher Lead-Testing Measure

Lawmakers Consider Tougher Lead-Testing Measure

| Environmental Litigation
State Sen. Gustavo Rivera recently introduced Dakota’s Law. The measure would require all state health officials to test for lead using the new standard of a maximum five micrograms per deciliter. The Bronx Democrat says the new law would “create stronger requirements to protect all New York children from lead poisoning and to address lead…Read the article
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