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.

Marie Napoli’s WCBS Interview on Westhampton Water

Marie Napoli’s WCBS Interview on Westhampton Water

| 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
NH DES Official: Cancer Linked to PFOA/PFOS in Water

NH DES Official: Cancer Linked to PFOA/PFOS in 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
Biomonitoring To Take Place for Westhampton Residents

Biomonitoring To Take Place for Westhampton 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 Regulates PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances

NY Regulates PFOA and PFOS 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 AFB’s 5 Year Plan to Clean Up Water

Colorado AFB’s 5 Year Plan to Clean Up Water

| 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
Buffalo News: Paul Napoli Interview on Wheatfield Notice

Buffalo News: Paul Napoli Interview on Wheatfield Notice

| 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 on NBC

Liver Cancer Patient Wheatfield Resident on NBC

| 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 at USMC Base, Camp Lejeune, NC

Water Contamination at USMC Base, Camp Lejeune, NC

| 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