Publication Archive: Environmental Contamination

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AFFF Exposure Can Lead to Many Forms of Cancer

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There is uncertainty across the country as to how communities can afford to test and treat PFAS contamination in the absence of certain State or Federal standards. This lawsuit could provide a mechanism for addressing and resolving those concerns so costs to investigate and remediate are not borne by the American taxpayers.Read the article

Newson6: Five-Count PFAS Complaint Filed in DC

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Filed today in D.C., the five-count complaint alleges that the defendant companies manufactured, marketed and sold their AFFF products for decades despite knowing the significant threat they posed to the environment and human health. “This is about small-town America and how these poisonous chemicals are destroying them,” said Hank J. Naughton, Of Counsel to Napoli…Read the article

MarketWatch: PFAS Lawsuit Filed – Companies Betrayed People

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“The corporations we’re suing today knew full well the health and environmental risks associated with PFAS. It should not be up to NRWA members across the country to pay the extensive costs to test, treat, and remediate these contaminants,” said Paul J. Napoli. “These companies betrayed the people. They knew the harm their products could…Read the article

Yahoo!Finance Covers NRWA PFAS Federal Lawsuit

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The lawsuit seeks money for testing and treatment along with other damages and penalties from the chemical manufacturers, The 3M Co., Tyco Fire Products L.P., National Foam, Inc., Buckeye Fire Protection, Chemguard, E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company (“DuPont”) and The Chemours Company. These manufactures developed, marketed, and sold perfluorooctanoic acid and perfluorooctane sulfonate…Read the article

WUSA-9 Reports: NRWA Files PFAS Federal Suit

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Lawsuit filed in DC seeks money for testing, treatment for controversial chemicals contaminating water. Human exposure to these toxic substances, through use or contaminated drinking water, can reportedly lead to an increased risk for testicular cancer, kidney cancer, serious thyroid problems or ulcerative colitis.Read the article

Law360 Reports on Federal PFAS Lawsuit Filed by NRWA

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The National Rural Water Association (NRWA) represents more than 31,000 rural utility systems is the latest to sue 3M, DuPont, Chemours and others over costs to clean up “forever” chemicals contained in the companies’ firefighting foam products from local groundwater. “We’re seeking to represent essentially all of the rural water authorities in the United States,”…Read the article

Newsday Quotes Paul Napoli on Bethpage Toxic Plume

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The Melville personal injury law firm Napoli Shkolnik represents most of residents, including Carlucci and Levtchenko, in the ongoing suits against Northrop Grumman, as well as the Town of Oyster Bay, which owns the Community Park property. “My experience in environmental cases is that, fundamentally, not only the polluters — but the community politics — want to…Read the article

Essex County Considering Joining Multi-County Telecom Suit

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Source: Adirondack Daily Enterprise
The Essex County Board of Supervisors is considering hiring the New York City law firm Napoli Shkolnik — which is representing the counties of Fulton, Nassau, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan and Wyoming in the lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that local 911 services are underfunded as a result of the apparent failure of AT&T, Frontier Communications, Time…Read the article

LaBelle and Luzerne Townships Suffer Coal Ash Pollution

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Source: Law360
The initial complaint argued that the companies are responsible for coal dust pollution from their power plants. The proposed class action stems from coal ash at the LaBelle Refuse Site owned by Matt Canestrale Contracting Inc. The families claim the ash came from several now-closed power plants in western Pennsylvania.Read the article
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