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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

| Environmental Litigation
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

| Environmental Litigation
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
New Hampshire DES Official: Cancer Linked to PFOA/PFOS Exposure in Drinking Water

New Hampshire DES Official: Cancer Linked to PFOA/PFOS Exposure in Drinking Water

| Environmental Litigation
In a significant departure from statements made by (NH) state health officials, Health Risk Assessment Supervisor for the New Hampshire State Department of Environmental Services (DES) Dennis Pinksi has issued a statement listing health effects, including cancers, he says are associated with exposure to PFOS and PFOA in drinking water. In his memo dated earlier…Read the article
Marie Napoli on News12 Long Island: Biomonitoring for Westhampton Residents

Marie Napoli on News12 Long Island: Biomonitoring for Westhampton Residents

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Marie Napoli recently appeared on News12 Long Island in order to discuss the health risks associated with contaminated well water in Westhampton, New York. Like most people living in Westhampton, resident and Napoli Shkolnik client, Jerome Liggon said he never questioned the quality of the water coming out of his tap. However as he told…Read the article
Napoli Shkolnik Represents Westhampton Residents For Water Contamination Claims

Napoli Shkolnik Represents Westhampton Residents For Water Contamination Claims

| Environmental Litigation
There have been rumblings about the drinking well water being contaminated in the Westhampton, NY area for years. It is why the majority of locals had their water periodically tested and were relieved to receive negative results. Unfortunately perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) were never included in the testing as they were not…Read the article
Health Alert: Biomonitoring To Take Place for Westhampton, NY Residents

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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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