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2012-08-28 23:01:03

The Judge in the Tennessee Valley Authority coal fly ash spill lawsuit handed down an opinion and order on Thursday, holding in favor of some 800 residents of Roane County, TN whose properties were damaged and devalued in a 2008 catastrophe where a dike failed, spilling more than one billion gallons of coal ash into the community and waterways neighboring the Kingston Fossil Plant. New York City (PRWEB) August 27, 2012 Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., a leading national mass tort and personal...

2012-05-07 10:22:56

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Investigation Discovery's new series REEL CRIME/REAL STORY, hosted by legal champion and biopic subject Erin Brockovich, uncovers the true facts and real personalities behind iconic crime-and-justice movies that have become a part of our pop culture. Featuring the headline-stealing homicides that inspired Hollywood hits, REEL CRIME/REAL STORY reveals the true tales on which award-winning films Selena, Monster, and To Die For were based, with...

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2011-01-13 08:50:00

Following reports from an environmental group last month that showed drinking water in over 30 US cities contained too much of a potential carcinogen, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has asked communities from coast to coast to step up testing for the agent. The substance in question is hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium-6. The chemical, which EPA testing has determined could cause cancer in humans who consume too much of it during their lives, first rose to national...

2011-01-11 11:31:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York-based law firm Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has been invited by a number of Marshall County, WV residents to address the adverse effects of unconventional natural gas drilling in their community. The firm will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2011 at the Cameron Elementary School, located at 12 Church Street in Cameron, WV to listen to the concerns of the community, share information and discuss legal...

2011-01-10 21:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Erin Brockovich will be joined by her Chief Environmental Investigator Bob Bowcock for a community meeting in Barstow, California on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Brockovich and Bowcock will take questions and address community members growing concerns about a PG&E chromium 6 groundwater plume that is contaminating the community. The latest chromium 6 contamination comes nearly fifteen years after PG&E was ordered to pay a $333 million...

2011-01-10 00:00:50

Alarming New Study Points to Widespread Tap Water Contamination San Diego, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 08, 2011 A study released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) provided the first ever survey of the suspected carcinogen hexavalent chromium in the nation's tap water. Also known as chromium-6, the public was first made aware of the cancer danger posed by the chemical in the movie Erin Brokovich. Upon hearing of the EWG study Brokovich herself stated: "This chemical has been so widely...

2011-01-07 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York based law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. (www.weitzlux.com), has been invited by a number of Galeton, Pennsylvania residents to address the adverse effects of unconventional natural gas drilling in their community. The firm will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2011, at the Galeton Area School located at 25 Bridge Street in Galeton, Pennsylvania to listen to the concerns of the community, share...

2010-12-28 13:42:00

NEWBURY, Ohio, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found that tap water in 89 percent of the cities tested contains hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium-6. Made famous by the movie "Erin Brockovich," chromium-6 is a highly toxic form of the naturally occurring metal chromium and has been linked to stomach and gastrointestinal cancers when ingested in drinking water. Kinetico is committed to helping consumers understand the...

2010-12-21 00:01:51

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) today released a report raising concerns about the presence of chromium VI "“ also known as hexavalent chromium "“ in 31 of 35 water supplies it tested. Denver, CO (Vocus) December 20, 2010 The Environmental Working Group (EWG) today released a report raising concerns about the presence of chromium VI "“ also known as hexavalent chromium "“ in 31 of 35 water supplies it tested. Hexavalent chromium, a suspected carcinogen, is...

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2010-12-20 09:10:00

Hexavalent chromium--a substance dubbed a "probable carcinogen" by the National Toxicology Program--has been found in the drinking water of 31 U.S. cities, according to a Sunday report by the Washington Post. The substance, which Washington Post Staff Writer Lyndsey Layton notes entered the public consciousness as a result of the movie 'Erin Brockovich', has been known to cause cancer in laboratory animals. The discovery was made by the Washington D.C. based Environmental Working Group, which...