Toxic Torts

Sixteen Consecutive Years of Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Sixteen Consecutive Years of Mesothelioma Awareness Day Every September for the past 15 years, Mesothelioma Awareness Day has taken place. This year marks 16 years of the annual autumn event that aims to educate and inform society about the dangers of asbestos exposure and the fatal cancers associated with it. Asbestos was a popular building […]

Unregulated Natural Gas Wells: Why They are so Dangerous

Unregulated Natural Gas Wells: Why They are so Dangerous Many more Americans than previously estimated are living near very old natural gas storage wells. Some of them are more than a century old and are not designed to prevent leaks. Researchers were able to estimate that 53,000 people and 20,000 homes in only six states […]

U.S. Steel is Being Sued for Pollution relating to the December 2018 Fire at Clairton Coke Works

U.S. Steel is Being Sued for Pollution relating to the December 2018 Fire at Clairton Coke Works U.S. Steel is being sued federally for the second time since the December 2018 fire at their Clairton Coke Works Plant. The fire lasted five hours and occurred in the cryogenic gas separation facility, which separates sulfur from […]

Goldberg, Persky and White, P.C. Client now has Myelodysplastic Syndrome as a Result of Benzene Exposure

Goldberg, Persky and White, P.C. Client now has Myelodysplastic Syndrome as a Result of Benzene Exposure Goldberg, Persky and White, P.C. is representing a client who now has Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), alleging that it was caused by benzene exposure while working with CRC Industries’ products during his career at Dupont Washington Works. Benzene is a […]

Lawsuit Alleging BOP Implosion Endangered Lives

Lawsuit Alleging BOP Implosion Endangered Lives The Basic Oxygen Plant in Weirton, West Virginia, once deemed the plant of the future, was demolished by implosion in March. The building was first completed in 1967, and brought basic oxygen steel production, vacuum degassing, and continuous casting together into one operation. Before the plant, the steps were […]

States are Suing the EPA for not Protecting People from Asbestos

States are Suing the EPA for not Protecting People from Asbestos Eleven attorneys general are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for not protecting people from asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous mineral used industrially due to its fire and heat resistant properties. Once in the air people can inhale the microscopic fibers and develop lung […]

When Regulating Asbestos, the EPA Does Not Listen to Scientists

When Regulating Asbestos, the EPA Does Not Listen to Scientists The advice of scientists and lawyers was ignored when the Environmental Protection Agency created its new asbestos rules regulating but not outright banning the substance. Asbestos fibers are very strong and good at resisting heat, making them ideal for insulation and construction. The main problem […]

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