Publication Archive: PFOA Water Contamination

Firm’s Article on PFAS and Landfill Published by NYSASWM

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Source: Wasteline
PFAS: A New Frontier for Waste Management and Landfill Leachate Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are found in products ranging from non-stick cookware to firefighting foam, and contaminate sites and drinking water systems across the country. PFAS are known to remain in the human body for a prolonged period of time, causing a variety of…Read the article

AWWA Opflow Magazine Publishes Firm’s Article

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Source: AWWA
August 2019, “Industry Insights / Analysis and Expertise” Section *** Aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) has been used on hundreds of military bases around the country to put out emergency fires and, more often, for training purposes to prepare for those emergencies. Although AFFF manufacturers voluntarily agreed to phase out the manufacture of firefighting foam with…Read the article

Tate Kunkle Quoted on PFAS Lawsuits by LegalNewsLine

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Source: Legal Newsline
As the federal government determines the toxicity level for humans exposed to chemicals known as PFAS, new lawsuits allege harm to cows. Cases abound that allege PFAS – which are found in firefighting foam, waterproof clothing and nonstick cookware – have made their way into the bloodstreams of plaintiffs. Two of the most unusual requests…Read the article

Napoli Shkolnik Files PFAS Contamination Class Action

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Source: fosters.com
Napoli Shkolnik has filed a class action lawsuit against the makers of the chemicals used in firefighting foam at the former base, including 3M, the Dupont Company and Tyco Fire Products on behalf of a group of people who worked or lived at the former Pease Air Force Base. They allege that their exposure  to…Read the article

PFAS and Their Implications for Landfills

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Source: Napoli Shkolnik PLLC
by Paul J. Napoli and Michelle Greene There has been a renewed focus on groundwater contamination and the threat unregulated contaminants pose to the safety of communities’ drinking water. An emerging family of contaminants known as Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (collectively “PFAS”) has been found in the public water supply throughout the State of New…Read the article

Manufacturer Knew Its Firefighting Foam Polluted Wells

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Source: USA Today Network
A Marinette manufacturer of firefighting foam knew it was polluting groundwater at least four years before the company began providing bottled water to residents and was ordered by state officials to investigate the extent of the contamination. Janell and Duane Goldsmith have lived in their home for 18 years. Tests by Tyco of their well…Read the article

NBC4 Tucson: Tucson and Marana Join Water Lawsuit

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Source: NBC4 Tucson
The city of Tucson and the town of Marana have filed a water lawsuit to protect the public from potentially negative health effects from the groundwater supply. The lawsuit alleges 3M, a company that manufactures firefighting foam used at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, contaminated parts of the water supply in Tucson and Marana. They are seeking…Read the article

NBC News 4 Tucson Quotes Paul J. Napoli

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Source: NBC4 Tucson
With contaminants like perfluorinated compounds circulating national headlines, the City of Tucson and Town of Marana has filed a lawsuit against five companies who allegedly caused this compound to seep into public drinking water supply wells. “Tucson Water, like dozens across the nation, has had to face difficult decisions concerning PFCs in the water, especially…Read the article

Dayton, OH Files Federal Water Contamination Lawsuit

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Source: Legal Newsline
The City of Dayton filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against multiple defendants alleging strict liability, negligence and other counts. The complaint outlines how the City seeks to recover damages for the treatment of removal of contamination allegedly from the defendants’ products from its public drinking water supply.…Read the article

City of Dayton Files PFAS Contamination Lawsuit

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Source: ABC22 NOW
The City of Dayton announced Wednesday that it has filed a lawsuit against companies in connection with chemicals that were found in the city’s water supply. In February, the city found elevated levels of PFAS in the water supply near Huffman Dam, which is near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Since then, officials have been working…Read the article