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Mar
03

Pennsylvania Water Contamination Lawyers: Contaminated Wells in Pennsylvania

WCB Blog

“PFOA” and “PFOS” are fluorinated organic chemicals that have recently shown up in alarming levels in several private wells in Buckingham, Doylestown Township, and Plumstead, Pennsylvania. Out of 280 private wells in the area investigated by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), three were discovered to have triple the level deemed safe by the

Feb
13

PFOA Lawsuit Settlement Reached for DuPont and Chemours

Environmental Tort Law Blog

A settlement has been reached in multiple PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) lawsuits against DuPont and Chemours. The settlement originated from over 3500 lawsuits filed against the two Delaware companies for claims that the chemical PFOA infiltrated the Ohio River from the former DuPont plant near Parkersburg, West Virginia. Over 10 years ago, the plant ceased operations.

Feb
09

Hoosick Falls PFOA Lawsuit Moves Forward, Federal Judge Declares

Environmental Tort Law Blog

Our attorneys at Williams Cuker Berezofsky received good news this week when a federal judge declared that the Hoosick Falls PFOA lawsuit will move forward. Together with the attorneys at Weitz and Luxenberg, we are working on the PFOA contamination lawsuit in Hoosick Falls, New York, which charges that two manufacturers, Saint-Gobain and Honeywell, were

Feb
08

Delaware Oil Recycler Broke Law for 20 Years

Environmental Tort Law Blog

For 20 years now, an oil recycler in Wilmington, Delaware, continuously broke federal laws regarding environmental practices. Last week, the recycler was ordered to pay over $3 million in fines and other penalties for employee conspiracy over violating city, state, and federal environmental laws. Additionally, two employees will have conspiracy and criminal charges brought against

Feb
07

Pennsylvania Environmental Lawyers: Protect Your Home From Oil Tank Overfill

WCB Blog

With temperatures plummeting outdoors, thousands of Pennsylvanians are staying cozy indoors with oil heat. In fact, over ten percent of all homes and business are heated with oil. It is important to note, however, that oil heat poses hidden hazards that many home and business owners will fail to consider until it is too late.

Jan
30

Veterans Denied Benefits Despite Significant Radioactivity Exposure

Environmental Tort Law Blog

Veterans who participated in the cleanup of the Enewetak Atoll in the Pacific where nuclear testing was conducted in the late 1970s have been denied benefits despite being exposed to significant radioactivity. Although government officials claim safety measures were enforced and that the cleanup crew endured minimal exposure, veterans are now suffering from varied types

Jan
27

New Jersey School Districts Report Elevated Lead Levels in Drinking Water

Environmental Tort Law Blog

Nearly 21 New Jersey school districts reported elevated lead levels found in their schools’ drinking water. On Thursday, the state Department of Education announced the report during a hearing with the legislature regarding the current status of the state’s water infrastructure. Although the affected school districts remain unidentified, all school districts must complete water testing

Jan
25

Philadelphia Environmental Lawyer: Citizen Vigilance Needed on EPA “Freeze”

Environmental Tort Law Blog

You may have read that the Trump administration has imposed a “freeze” on EPA’s current projects, contracts and communications with the public. This is more than an academic concern for communities suffering from the effects of toxic pollution.  For example, in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., where Williams Cuker Berezofsky and co-counsel represent hundreds of individuals with

Jan
23

Discovery of Well Water Chemicals Prompts New Jersey Town Water Testing

Environmental Tort Law Blog

Five New Jersey towns in Burlington County and Ocean County will have their drinking water tested after the discovery of chemicals present in nearby well water. Last year, perfluoroctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) were found nearby at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and at least two Ocean County residential wells. Although the Air Force

Jan
20

New Jersey Environmental Lawyers: New Jersey Takes Steps Toward New Guidance Level for PFNA

WCB Blog

We have previously posted multiple blogs about PFNA, a perfluorinated compound which has been found in many private wells in the West Deptford area.  On January 11, 2017, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that it had accepted a proposal by the Drinking Water Quality Institute to establish a maximum contaminant level of

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