Publication Archive: PFOA Water Contamination

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

National Law Journal Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Foam Lawsuits

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Source: National Law Journal
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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Source: Law360
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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Source: The Legal Intelligencer
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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Source: WBOC16 Delaware
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