GE PCB CANCER LAWYER
Our Pittsfield Massachusetts PCB Cancer lawyers are here to help anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer living near the Housatonic River in Berkshire County MA. The Housatonic River is contaminated with Polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs originating from General Electric or GE Facility located in Pittsfield MA. PCBs are a man-made chemical consisting of carbon, hydrogen and chlorine atoms made from 1929 to 1979. Our GE PCB cancer attorneys are here to help anyone suffering from brain cancer, melanoma skin cancer, liver cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer, gall bladder cancer, biliary tract cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer, lung cancer, leukemia cancer and PCB wrongful death due to cancer. Additionally, our Pittsfield PCB cancer attorneys are here to protect the victims who have suffered PCB related birth defects and miscarriages while living near the Housatonic River in Pittsfield MA. Most of the General Electric PCB dump is found between the East and West branches in Pittsfield MA and the Woods Pond Dam in Lenox MA, stretching South into Rising Pond in Great Barrington MA. General Electric Company and their supplier Monsanto, now Bayer AG, knew that the PCB chemicals were dangerous carcinogens as early as 1936. GE and Monsanto/Bayer concealed the dangers of PCBs for almost 40 years. Our Berkshire Massachusetts PCB lawyers are here to represent anyone living near the Pittsfield Housatonic River who has been diagnosed with cancer or lost a loved one due to PCB cancer wrongful death.
GE PCB Cancer Lawyer Pittsfield
From 1936 until 1977 Monsanto Bayer shipped approximately 20,000 pounds a week of Aroclor (PCBs) to Pittsfield General Electric (GE) for use in making transformer fluids. Today, more than 50% of the PCBs that enter Woods Pond in Lenox MA, go over the dam and continue downstream for about 140 miles into Silver Lake and even Connecticut. PCBs or Aroclors are present in Housatonic River sediment and floodplain soil. GE dumped more than 1.5 million pounds of their PCBs into the Housatonic River. Moreover, General Electric spread PCB-contaminated fill throughout Berkshire County towns and cities under the guise of “clean fill.” When GE was forced to dredge sediment of the Housatonic River by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), they then dumped the PCB contaminated sediment near the Allendale Elementary School, 180 Connecticut Ave, Pittsfield MA 01201. General Electric has also buried barrels of PCB-laden waste throughout the Pittsfield Housatonic River’s floodplain, allowed PCBs to drain into the river and created a toxic waste dump next to an elementary school in Berkshire County MA. Our Pittsfield Massachusetts toxic tort attorneys will hold General Electric and Monsanto Bayer accountable for causing PCB cancer personal injury and wrongful death throughout Berkshire County MA.
Pittsfield PCB Lawsuit Attorney
Any person living the Pittsfield Housatonic River area can be exposed to PCBs by simply touching soil contaminated with PCBs or Aroclors. This can lead to PCB exposure by incidental ingestion via hand-to-mouth contact or PCB dermal absorption through the skin. Furthermore, eating PCB contaminated fish from the Pittsfield Housatonic River can lead PCB cancer exposure. PCB blood tests are the safest method for determining exposure to PCBs. If you believe you have been exposed to PCBs you should contact your Western Mass. Doctor immediately for a PCB blood test. Our PCB cancer lawyers in MA are here to help anyone suffering from brain cancer, melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer, liver cancer, gall bladder cancer, biliary tract cancer, gastrointestinal cancer and Massachusetts wrongful death due to PCB cancer. Moreover, our Pittsfield PCB attorneys are here to protect the Pittsfield victims who have suffered PCB related miscarriages and child birth defects while living near the Housatonic River in Pittsfield MA. Our Pittsfield PCB cancer lawyers offer free consultations anytime – call the Trapani Law Firm at (610) 351-2330.
Berkshire County PCB Cancer Attorney
General Electric (GE) knew of the dangers presented by PCBs as early as 1937. GE made a financial decision to continue PCB production and to continue to expose the Pittsfield MA community to the cancer-causing PCBs. In 1982 the Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued a fish consumption advisory on the Housatonic River due to PCBs. Today, this health advisory is still in effect. At this point General Electric began to bury PCBs on site and around the city of Pittsfield MA. GE also dumped PCBs into Unkamet Brook and Silver Lake in Pittsfield MA. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, from the 1940s through the 1970s, General Electric gave away thousands of tons of PCB contaminated fill from its plant to Pittsfield MA homeowners and contractors. PCBS are everywhere Pittsfield, backyards, city parks and elementary schoolyards. The worst part is that the record shows the GE and Monsanto knew of the dangers of PCBs dating back to 1937. General Electric Headquarters is located at 41 Farnsworth Street, Boston MA 02210. Our Massachusetts PCB cancer attorneys plan on holding GE and Monsanto/Bayer accountable for their reckless actions.
EPA Allows GE to Bury PCBs in Lee Landfill
On February 8, 2022 justices from the Environmental Appeals Board ruled to allow the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan that will allow General Electric to bury PCB filled sentiment in the Lee Landfill in Lee MA. Both the Housatonic Environmental Action League and the Housatonic River Initiative appealed the EPA decision. The General Electric Company will save hundreds of millions of dollars due to this decision to move their PCB-tainted pollution to the Lee Landfill in Berkshire County Massachusetts. The EPA estimates that the cleanup will take over a decade to complete. Our Pittsfield GE PCB cancer lawyers will continue to fight for the justice of the victims of Berkshire County MA.
Massachusetts Wrongful Death Lawyer
Our Pittsfield Cancer Lawyers offer free consultations to anyone who has been exposed to GE PCBs near the Berkshire County Housatonic River, including those residing near Great Barrington MA, Lenox MA and Pittsfield MA. Moreover, if you were exposed to PCBs and have since moved to another part of Massachusetts such as Boston MA, Springfield MA or Chicopee MA, our cancer attorneys are here to help. Our toxic tort law firm is prepared to file any Massachusetts wrongful death lawsuit or PCB cancer lawsuit on behalf of the Pittsfield MA community. Further, our Pittsfield toxic tort lawyers can help if you or a loved one suffered a PCB birth defect or miscarriage due to GE’s outrageous behavior. Call us anytime for a free PCB cancer consultation. We are here help finally get the justice our Pittsfield community deserves. General Eclectic is located at 1 Plastics Ave, Pittsfield MA 01201. General Electric has a net worth of $88 Billion and an annual net income of $5.23 Billion in the year 2020. It is time to bring them to justice for polluting the Pittsfield MA Berkshire County Housatonic River. Call an experienced MA PCB cancer lawyer today for a free consultation. Call the Trapani Law Firm at (610) 351-2330.
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