Publication Archive: PFOA Water Contamination

NBC News 4 Tucson Quotes Paul J. Napoli

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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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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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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

National Law Journal Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Foam Lawsuits

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Manufacturers of foams used to fight fuel fires have asked to coordinate about 85 lawsuits that allege toxic chemicals in their products have leaked into drinking water, putting residents at risk of getting cancer and other illnesses. The cases span seven states: Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington. 3M Co. filed a motion two days later to…Read the article

Law360 Quotes Paul Napoli on PFOA Water Contamination

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Tyco Fire Products LP, 3M Co. and other companies that produced a fire suppressant foam have told a Massachusetts federal court that a suit filed by a group of Cape Cod residents claiming the product caused illnesses should be tossed, arguing the allegations couldn’t properly be connected to specific manufacturers. Paul Napoli of Napoli Shkolnik…Read the article

Former Military Base Residents Sues Foam Manufacturers

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A Florida man who lived on the former Warminster military base as a teenager and developed testicular cancer twice as an adult is suing several manufacturers of firefighting foams, used for decades at area military bases and believed to be the source the perfluorinated chemicals PFOS and PFOA found in groundwater and drinking water. The…Read the article

WBOC Quotes Louise Caro on Blades Water Contamination Suit

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The law firm Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has announced plans to file a class action lawsuit after the town of Blades’ water was found to have elevated levels of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs). Louise Caro, the firm’s environmental law department head, says they’ve had a number of people approach them with health concerns, such as thyroid issues and pregnancy complications. She says right…Read the article

PFOA/PFOS Water Contamination Lawsuit Filed in Hyannis

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The lawsuit names as defendants five manufacturers of firefighting foams containing perfluorinated chemicals PFOS and PFOA, which are believed to have contaminated wells serving residents in Hyannis, Hyannisport and West Hyannisport. The foams were previously used at the nearby Barnstable County Fire and Rescue Training Academy. The plaintiffs are seeking the establishment of a medical…Read the article

Fairchild Air Force Base Area Residents: PFOA/PFOS Issues

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Nearly 100 people who live near Fairchild Air Force Base have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against manufacturers of a firefighting foam that has contaminated the area’s water supply. The plaintiffs claim they have suffered from an array of serious health problems caused by the water contamination, which resulted from decades of foam runoff from…Read the article

Hampton Bays Water District Sues Over Contaminated Water

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Napoli Shkolnik, which has an office in Melville, filed the lawsuit in state Supreme Court against several defendants who allegedly contaminated wells in the Hampton Bays Water District. The firm previously represented the town and the water district in a federal lawsuit against the manufacturers of fuel additive MTBE that contaminated Long Island groundwater and…Read the article
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