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HTMLBenzene Exposure Risk Forces Illinois Village to Ditch City Garage
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Legal Alert/Article
February 21, 2017, previously published on January 20, 2017
When benzene was discovered in a garage in the village of Roxana, Illinois something had to be done. This street department garage is located on a dangerous plume of benzene. At the time of the announcement in 2015, the garage was still housing government vehicles and supplies, increasing the...

 

HTMLCan Toxic Exposure Cause Birth Defects?
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Legal Alert/Article
February 21, 2017, previously published on January 25, 2017
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one baby in 33 will suffer from a birth defect. Yet some are completely preventable. One of the primary causes for birth defects in the US? A parent’s exposure to toxic chemicals, often unwittingly at the workplace. Three industries commonly known...

 

HTMLTop 10 Mesothelioma Research Priorities
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Legal Alert/Article
February 9, 2017, previously published on January 11, 2017
As mesothelioma cases rise in the United Kingdom, the government there has made it a priority to determine a list of the top ten research objectives using input from the mesothelioma community. These mesothelioma research objectives are likely just as important to the thousands of mesothelioma...

 

HTMLAre Current Coal Ash Regulations Strong Enough?
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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...

 

HTMLAsbestos Still a Threat
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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...

 

HTMLBenzene Removal Method Discovered
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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:

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 


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