Publication Archive: water

Greene County (NY) Joins PFAS Litigation

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Source: The Register Star
Greene County lawmakers approved a retainer agreement with Long Island-based Napoli Shkolnik in a lawsuit against manufacturers of chemicals used in at the county’s firefighting training center in Cario, which are present in the municipal drinking water.Read the article

2nd Circuit Says Hoosick Falls PI Claims Are Fair Game

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Source: Law360
The ruling affirms Judge Kahn’s 2017 decision to allow claims by residents of the Village of Hoosick Falls, New York, for damages related to medical monitoring to advance, as well as their personal injury, property damage, trespass and nuisance claims. The residents say they ingested PFOA-laced water as a result of contamination from one or…Read the article

Waterloo Retains NS for Seneca Lake Contamination Lawsuit

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Source: Finger Lakes Times
The Village Board will join a class-action lawsuit against the manufacturer of aqueous film-forming foam. Also known as AFFF, the foam has been identified as a contaminant in Seneca Lake, the source of the village’s public water supply. The board voted to retain New York City-based Napoli Shkolnik, one of the nation’s largest environmental law…Read the article

Federal Judge Agreed to Add Flint Claims to Case

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Source: Law360
U.S District Judge Linda V. Parker on Tuesday agreed to add about 350 plaintiffs to a larger Federal Tort Claims Act suit that says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was negligent in its response to the water crisis. “The standard would normally be, you do consolidate them because you are duplicating efforts,” said Hunter Shkolnik…Read the article

Cairo, NY Considers Joining PFAS Lawsuit

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Source: Hudson Valley 360
Paul Napoli, an attorney with Napoli Shkolnik, a law firm based in Long Island and endorsed by the state Association of Counties, presented to the town board Monday. “You shouldn’t be the ones responsible to pay for it,” Napoli said. “It should be the companies that created [the contaminants.]” Two of the primary producers of…Read the article

AFFF Exposure Can Lead to Many Forms of Cancer

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Source: Seeking Alpha
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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Source: News On 6
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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Source: MarketWatch
“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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Source: Yahoo! Finance
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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Source: WUSA9
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