January 28, 2011 – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently decided upon a $3.3 million enforcement action against DuPont Co., for failing to report the dangers of certain toxic chemicals. The action, which was announced on December 21, 2010 was meant to resolve DuPont’s 57 toxic substance violations. The chemicals that DuPont used and that led to the EPA’s decision still remain unnamed, and were said to have been used in surface and masonry protection, water repellants, sealants and paints. According to the EPA’s decision, 57 studies revealed data indicating that DuPont’s actions could pose risk of injury or harm to the environment and individuals. This was not the first time that the EPA has fined the DuPont Co.
In 2005, DuPont paid a record civil penalty of upwards of $10 million for hiding the dangers of another toxic chemical. Also in the past, the United Steelworkers union discovered high quantities of the toxic chemical C8 in the water supplies of 6 U.S. states where DuPont had plants. If you suspect that your health issues are the result of environmental violations in New York, you may be eligible for compensation in a personal injury claim. To file a claim, you should seek help from an experienced New York personal injury lawyer.
Contacting a New York Personal Injury Lawyer
When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York personal injury lawyer can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries and decide if filing a personal injury claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of personal injury lawyers that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your personal injury claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.