PFAS Contamination Site Tracker

Source: PFAS Contamination Site Tracker The PFAS Contamination Site Tracker records qualitative and quantitative data from each site in a chart, specifically examining discovery, contamination levels, government response, litigation, and health impacts. All data presented in the chart were extracted from government websites, such as state health departments or the Environmental Protection Agency, and news … More PFAS Contamination Site Tracker

A potentially hazardous chemical, found in firefighting foam, has been discovered in the water on Whidbey Island; homeowners worry about longlasting harm and diminution in property values.

Source: Whidbey Island drinking-water wells polluted with firefighting chemicals near Navy airstrips The most serious contamination was found at an Oak Harbor residence near Ault Field, the base’s main airstrip. The well that supplies that home with drinking water is contaminated with one PFAS chemical at more than 35 times the EPA guideline, according to … More A potentially hazardous chemical, found in firefighting foam, has been discovered in the water on Whidbey Island; homeowners worry about longlasting harm and diminution in property values.

Over 112 Million Healthcare Records Hacked in 2015 Data Breaches

Source: Data Breaches In Healthcare Totaled Over 112 Million Records In 2015 According to Office of Civil Rights (OCR) under Health and Human Services, in 2015 there were 253 healthcare breaches that affected 500 individuals or more with a combined loss of over 112 million records. The top 10 data breaches alone accounted for just … More Over 112 Million Healthcare Records Hacked in 2015 Data Breaches

UnityPoint Health sued for health records discloure

Source: Class action lawsuit filed against UnityPoint Health after data breach Attorney Robert Teel filed the class action suit on behalf of Yvonne Mart Fox of Middleton. It claims the hospital delayed reporting a data breach in mid-April. It also alleges UnityPoint Health misled patients in believing their social security numbers were not compromised. Teel … More UnityPoint Health sued for health records discloure

Class action health care records lawsuit filed against UnityPoint

Source: Class action lawsuit filed against UnityPoint over data breach disclosed in April A federal class action lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Madison concerning a reported data breach discovered by UnityPoint in February that may have compromised patient data as far back as Nov. 1. The lawsuit states that the breach was … More Class action health care records lawsuit filed against UnityPoint

Low Income Mississippi inmates stuck in jail waiting for trial

Click here for Source: Stuck in jail: Poor Mississippi inmates wait long for trial Such long jail stays pressure people into pleading guilty, public defenders say. “Spending time in a county jail, it can make guys crack,” said Marvell Gordon, a public defender in Lauderdale and Yazoo counties. Too poor to scrape up the $5,000 … More Low Income Mississippi inmates stuck in jail waiting for trial

For-Profit Colleges’ Teachable Moment: ‘Terrible Outcomes Are Very Profitable’

Terrible Outcomes Are Very Profitable for For-Profit Colleges— Read on Terrible Outcomes are Very Profitable “Why does the for-profit sector generate these terrible outcomes? That is very simple,” Nassirian says. “Because terrible outcomes are very profitable, and there are no adverse consequences visited upon corporations that generate absolutely abysmal consequences, for both students and the … More For-Profit Colleges’ Teachable Moment: ‘Terrible Outcomes Are Very Profitable’

New Jersey couple awarded $37 million in talcum powder case

New Jersey couple awarded $37 million in talcum powder case — Read on http://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/04/06/health/talc-mesothelioma-asbestos-damages/index.html Deposits of talc, one of the Earth’s softest minerals, are often located near deposits of the minerals that constitute asbestos, and studies have shown the risk of cross-contamination during mining. Johnson & Johnson said its talc products do not contain asbestos, … More New Jersey couple awarded $37 million in talcum powder case

KOGO Radio Interview – City of San Diego Sued for Violating Taxpayer-Protective Prop. 218

Open and click here to listen to the KOGO interview KOGO Interview with Carl DeMaio and here to read a copy of the complaint.  Marks v. City of San Diego Source: Lawsuit: City Misused Taxpayer Funds for Smart Water Meter City of San Diego Sued for Violating Taxpayer-Protective Prop. 218 Thank you Carl DeMaio for the … More KOGO Radio Interview – City of San Diego Sued for Violating Taxpayer-Protective Prop. 218

City of San Diego accused of “illegal financing scheme” affecting utility ratepayers

Source:  KGTV News 10 City of San Diego accused of “illegal financing scheme”,allegations 900,000 people affected There is a propensity for local governments to overreach in situations in which legal restrictions on authority are blurred or unclear. California courts recognize the inherent danger that legislative bodies might circumvent constitutional constraints on illegal financings and levy … More City of San Diego accused of “illegal financing scheme” affecting utility ratepayers