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What You Need To Know About Toxic Chemicals in Your Neighborhood – #2

Posted in Arsenic, Carbon Dioxide, Lead, PCBs, PCE, Toluene, Vinyl Chloride (VC)

By Shawn Collins and Edward Manzke of The Collins Law Firm, P.C. Co-authored by Cassidy Carroll and Jacob Exline of The Collins Law Firm, P.C. Over the last 15 years, many of our environmental contamination cases have started the same way. A family gets the startling news that their water is contaminated with some toxic chemical… Continue Reading

Environmental Discrimination in Richmond, California

Posted in Arsenic, Chromium, Government, Pollution

Last week, in a blog called “Environmental Justice is a Civil Right”, I wrote about how polluting industries and the governments that enable them often choose to locate health-damaging factories among communities of poor minority citizens who don’t have the resources to resist. A sad and compelling case in point is made by Javier Sierra… Continue Reading

Contamination in America’s Drinking Water, and The Harm It Causes

Posted in Arsenic, Contamination, Water

Co-authored by Gregory Zimmer of The Collins Law Firm, P.C. What are the most common harmful chemicals in water that many Americans drink every day? What harm can these chemicals cause to people? The EPA regulates the nation’s drinking water supply through National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWRs or primary standards), which are legally enforceable… Continue Reading

Alarming Contamination in Los Angeles Groundwater

Posted in Arsenic, Contamination, Government, Groundwater

Co-authored by Gregory Zimmer of The Collins Law Firm, P.C. Recently, the Luskin Center at UCLA released a study that highlighted the dangers of Los Angeles County’s water supply system. The results were staggering. Approximately 40% of community water providers in Los Angeles County drew water from a groundwater source that was contaminated beyond state-set… Continue Reading

THE POLLUTION LAWYERS HELP CNN SPOTLIGHT THE DANGERS OF CONTAMINATED SCHOOLS

Posted in Arsenic, Contamination, Government, Pollution, Vapor Intrusion

In every case we have the same worry:  “what is this contamination doing to the children?”  Whether the contamination is TCE in drinking water coming out of the kitchen tap and shower head; PCE in “vapor” form in the air that the family breathes every moment in the home; or arsenic in the dirt in… Continue Reading