US EPA Reaches Agreement With 70 Companies to Clean Up Passaic River NJ Pollution

Seventy Companies Reach Agreement with EPA to Remove Highly Contaminated Mud from Lyndhurst Section of the Passaic River; Cleanup work estimated to cost $20 million.

Takata Air Bag Inflators Defective: Recalls and Lawsuits

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that at the Department’s insistence, air bag manufacturer Takata has acknowledged that a defect exists in its air bag inflators. Takata has agreed to a national recall of certain types of driver and passenger side air bag inflators. These inflators were made with a propellant that can degrade over time and has led to ruptures that have been blamed for six deaths worldwide. The action expands the number of vehicles to be recalled for defective Takata inflators to nearly 34 million.

The Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Benefit Program
On January 2, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act establishing the Wo...
Burn Pits Claims

Breathing dust, fumes and other and other toxic substances, exposed  troops deployed overseas, and those who worked for government contractors abroad and other civilians, to a serious hazards. 

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