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HTMLAre Current Coal Ash Regulations Strong Enough?
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 17, 2017, previously published on January 6, 2017
Coal plants and industrial plants are a known facet of the U.S. economy, so it is important to be aware of the risks posed by certain activities. One big example of this is coal-fueled power plants which create coal ash, a byproduct containing several toxins known to cause childhood birth defects...

 

HTMLBenzene Removal Method Discovered
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 17, 2017, previously published on December 30, 2016
It may be surprising to find out that one of the top 20 chemicals used in the United States is known to cause cancer. This chemical is benzene. Benzene is used in gasoline and benzene exposure has been shown to cause a number of blood-related cancers, including:

 

HTMLAsbestos Still a Threat
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 17, 2017, previously published on January 3, 2017
It may be widely thought that asbestos is a thing of the past, but the truth is that it is still very much a problem in the United States that continues to keep asbestos lawyers busy. Though the U.S. Federal government banned many of the common uses of asbestos in the 1970s, buildings built using...

 

HTMLEPA Begins Asbestos Clean-Up in New York
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Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 19, 2016
In response to a 2015 request from the mayor of Canajoharie, New York, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has initiated an asbestos removal project at an abandoned New York paper sack factory. The EPA’s regional administrator announced in a press release that the agency is...

 

HTMLShould the EPA Be Monitoring Shorter Asbestos Fibers?
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Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 28, 2016
After years of research, it is believed that shorter asbestos fibers - like chrysotile asbestos fibers - may contribute to toxicity levels. Though initially this does not sound earth shattering, it deserves a closer look since federal regulations governing air quality in the workplace required...

 

HTMLChemical Contaminates Corpus Christi Drinking Water
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Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 19, 2016
Residents of Corpus Christi, TX, have had a rough couple of days this December as they were urged by the city to stay away from the tap water due to possible contamination. While, according to CNN, this warning was originally sent out in an “abundance of caution” it has now been...

 

HTMLCoal Ash Toxins Risk Childhood Birth Defects in Your Family
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Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 23, 2016
Ponds in High Rock Lake, North Carolina are being filled with arguably toxic waste from coal fueled power generation plants by Duke Energy. This waste, known as “coal ash,” contains a number of heavy metals including arsenic, lead, and selenium. These heavy metals are confirmed causes...

 

HTMLTexas “Frack Master” Charged in Alleged Securities Fraud Scheme
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Legal Alert/Article
January 11, 2017, previously published on December 15, 2016
Chris Faulkner - the self-styled “Frack Master” of Dallas - has been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in an alleged $80 million oil and gas securities fraud scheme. According to the SEC, Faulkner was the ringleader of a scam that circulated phony offering...

 

HTMLSmall Victory in Fight Against Mesothelioma
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 13, 2016
It seems like a war sometimes for those battling pleural mesothelioma. One of the most stubborn and aggressive types of cancer, researchers report that only 1 in 10 patients survive more than five years after diagnosis. Patients and their loved ones often have no choice but to seek physical and...

 

HTMLWorse Than Everyone Thought: The Problem With Toxic Benzene
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 3, 2017, previously published on December 9, 2016
When it comes to dangerous industrial chemicals, benzene is one of the really bad ones. Take a quick whiff and you’re likely to feel dizzy and confused. Over time, exposure causes red blood cells to malfunction and weaken the immune system. Linked to birth defects and cancer, just about...

 


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