Environmental Tort Law

The ATSDR announced the centers of the multi-site health study that will look at the relatio0nship between PFAS exposure. https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/news/displaynews.asp?PRid=2679 The sites are: Montgomery and Bucks Counties, PA Gloucester County, NJ Hoosick Falls, NY, and Newburgh, NY El Paso County, CO Parchment/Cooper Township, MI, and North Kent County, MI Hyannis, MA, and Ayer, MA communities […]

Just back from the exhilarating, overwhelming and inspiring Second National PFAS Conference at Northeastern University in Boston SEE: https://pfasproject.com/2019/02/05/2019-pfas-conference/ Some brief observations: The Scientific community has responded to the threat with a blizzard of studies investigating the harm from PFAS and how to prevent it. We heard reports on studies of everything from toxicological modeling […]

Governor Wolf’s cop-out

On May 21 Gov. Wolf appeared at the Horsham Water and Sewer Authority—ground zero for PFAS contaminants caused by the Willow Grove Naval Air Station— to announce with great fanfare his Restore Pennsylvania plan to cleanup PFAS contamination statewide. The plan would enact a “severance tax” on fracking to fund $4.5 billion for cleanup costs […]

The Environmental Protection Agency is in the process of proposing new limits on a family of chemicals linked to cancer. Advocates have called for strict rules on PFOA and PFOS in drinking water and soil for years, and some have called the EPA’s lengthy review process an attempt to delay action further. Here & Now’s […]

The Cuker Law Firm has filed another brief on behalf of residents of the Warrington, Horsham and Warminster areas who want the U.S. Navy to pay for blood testing and a health effects study because of the pollution of their drinking water. A copy of the brief, filed in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals […]

Last November, we posted a link to an article in the Intelligencer stating that “Military knew of firefighting foam hazards in 1995”. I was interviewed in connection with the article, which had an immediate impact the Southeastern Pennsylvania area. Now, it appears that the article had reverberated as far away as New Hampshire. Portsmouth N.H. […]

For decades, the United States Navy has been conducting routine fire fighting trainings at several bases across the country. Two such facilities are the Willow Grove Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (Base) in Willow Grove, PA and the Naval Air Development Center (NADC) in Warminster, PA. The fire fighting foam used in high quantities […]

Behind Closed Doors is a must read for all parents, if not all persons. In compelling but everyday language the authors, Joanne Stanton and Christine O’Donnell, show how the health of our children has been damaged by chemicals in our food, products and environment. A few eye-opening statistics: Doubling of childhood asthma over 15 years […]

On the weekend of September 23 I had the pleasure of helping folks from the law offices of Conrad J Benedetto cook and serve a chicken dinner to about 30 needy Flint residents at My Brother’s Keeper shelter. All who attended were extremely gracious and appreciative of our efforts, and it was most rewarding to […]

On Wednesday (November 1, 2017), the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bob Martin, announced that New Jersey will become the first state to set formal Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for perfluorooctoanic acid (PFOA) and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), thereby improving drinking water quality and protecting the health and wellbeing of New Jersey […]

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