New York, NY (PRWEB) February 7, 2005
The Napoli Bern LLP law firm from New York City is involved with a coalition off attorneys from across the US in filing a major environmental lawsuit in Desoto County, Florida against Jacksonville, Florida based CSX Transportation Corporation. The lawsuit seeks $500 million in damages for injuries to residents of Hull, Florida and the Peace River basin caused by the CSX TransportationÂs Creosote Pit which is located in Hull.
The Creosote Pit is an unlined, open, treatment facility. It was operated for over thirty years in the Hull, Florida location by several predecessor companies that became CSX Transportation. In the fifty years since the operations ceased the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation states that the pit still has Âelevated levels of anthracene, fluroanthene, pyrene and benzene.Â These carcinogenic chemicals have leached into the groundwater and affected local drinking water.
Marc Bern a nationally recognized environmental attorney is representing Napoli Bern LLP law firm in this lawsuit.
ÂNapoli Bern LLP addresses environmental issues throughout the country and we have never seen a situation such as this. This is toxic pollution on a grand scale that has and continues to have long lasting negative effects on the entire community as well as communities downstream, Âsaid Bern. ÂThe effects are truly generational.Â
The lawsuit details that the toxic chemicals contaminated and continue to contaminate the soil, groundwater, air and properties in the area around the creosote pit. These chemicals continue to pose a threat to area residents including the Plaintiffs. The lawsuit also details the negative affects on property values throughout the Peace River basin area and seeks actual and punitive damages. A jury trial has been demanded.
Napoli Bern, LLP is a law firm experienced in prosecuting personal injury actions on behalf of its clients. The firmÂs litigation practice is focused on mass tort, medical malpractice, products liability, and negligence actions. Their office has been instrumental in the development of new law in the area of personal injury law and consumer rights. Napoli Bern has law offices in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Oklahoma. For more information visit http://www.nblawfirm.com or call 1-888-LAW-IN-NY.
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