According to a new report by ProPublica, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved an ingredient for boat fuel that can cause cancer in virtually every person exposed to it over the course of a lifetime.
The chemical is made from recycled plastic and will be manufactured by Chevron in Pascagoula, Mississippi. EPA documents show that it has a lifetime cancer risk one million times higher than what the agency usually finds acceptable.
Though the substance is capable of polluting both air and water, the EPA only recommends that people handling it make sure to wear gloves.
The Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Defense Fund, and several other organizations have accused the EPA of failing to protect people from the dangers posed by this and other fuel-related chemicals.
If you believe you or a loved one have been injured by an environmental contamination, contact the Roach Law Firm today. Our environmental contamination lawyers have participated in the following landmark cases:
- $119 Million Mining Contamination Class Action
Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach recovered $119 million for roughly 7,000 Oklahomans in an environmental class action accusing defendants Phelps Dodge Corporation and its parent company, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc., of failing to properly address lead, arsenic, and cadmium contamination in the town of Blackwell, Oklahoma.
- $47 Million Red River Army Depot Toxic Tort Litigation
Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach recovered $47 million for workers and families at the Red River Army Depot in Northeast Texas. The plaintiffs suffered from diseases caused by exposure to rubber products in the workplace.
- $730 Million Truck Accident Verdict
In 2021, Roach Law Firm Partner Nelson J. Roach won $730 million in a case arising from a Texas truck accident, the fourth-largest jury verdict in the United States and third-largest in Texas that year. The case was filed by the family of East Texas resident Toni Combest, a 73-year-old great-grandmother who was killed in a collision with an oversize-cargo truck hauling a propeller for a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine.
The Roach Law Firm will help you gather evidence, negotiate with insurers, and win the compensation you deserve.