Exposure to heavy levels of lead can cause increased blood pressure and incidence of hypertension and decreased kidney function in adults. Read more
A number of Volkswagen executives were also involved in the scheme to cheat relating to emissions. Read more
The settlement agreement has been approved by Volkswagen’s management and supervisory boards. Read more
The EPA said Fiat Chrysler installed and failed to disclose engine software that allowed about 100,000 Jeep Cherokee and Dodge Ram trucks. Read more
The EPA appears to be acting under increased authority to regulate certain chemicals after a revision to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Read more
FELA is a federal law that was passed by Congress in 1908 to protect railroad workers in the event of work-related injury or illness. Read more
An Illinois jury returned a $7.5 million verdict recently against a railroad company in a benzene exposure case. Read more
Residents are now asking why neither the state nor the EPA told them just how toxic their soil was much sooner Read more
The Water Works and Sewer Board of Gadsden, Ala., has filed a lawsuit against carpet and textile companies, and their chemical suppliers. Read more
The Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) is a little known Federal law that has been on the books since 1976. Read more
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