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How Do Federal Regulations Impact Cases Involving Defective Products?

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The landscape of product liability in the United States is complex and multifaceted, with federal regulations playing a critical role in shaping how cases involving defective products are handled. These regulations establish standards for product safety, outline the responsibilities of manufacturers and sellers, and influence the legal strategies employed in litigation. Understanding how federal regulations impact cases involving defective products is essential for consumers, manufacturers, legal professionals, and policymakers.

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Ridgewood Village’s New Park: A Troubling Tale of Eminent Domain and Unmet Promises

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Ridgewood NJ, in August 2021, the Ridgewood Village Council unveiled a proposal during a Public Work Session to acquire the former Town Garage property on Franklin Avenue via eminent domain. The council’s vision was to transform this site, located near South Walnut Street, into a pocket park—a green space for community enjoyment rather than a parking lot.

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Ridgewood Water Leads the Way in PFAS Reduction Efforts

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In a groundbreaking move, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its first-ever national rule on Wednesday, April 10, to regulate the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), commonly referred to as “forever chemicals,” in drinking water. This rule mandates that public water suppliers across the United States must reduce the levels of PFOA and PFOS to a maximum of 4 parts per trillion by 2029.

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Ho-Ho-Kus Water System Upgrade: Successful Remediation Efforts Yield Positive Results

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, In an exciting development for the residents of Ho-Ho-Kus, Mayor Thomas Randall announced on Thursday that recent tests following the borough’s $3.7 million water treatment system upgrade have shown “below detectable levels” of chemical contaminants. This significant milestone comes ahead of the May 23 deadline, marking a successful completion of the remediation efforts.

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Ridgewood Water Says it Will be Compliance with New EPA “Forever Chemicals” Standards by 2026

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Ridgewood NJ, as previously reported on the Ridgewood blog on April 10, 2024 the US EPA released the first national regulations on PFAS Compounds. Water Utilities around the country will now have 3 years to test their water sources and two additional years to take action such as installing treatment in order to be in compliance.

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Data Shows Transition to EV’s Will Have Minimal Impact

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Ridgewood NJ, that’s the ticket, if all Americans were compelled to adopt electric vehicles (EVs) according to the schedule outlined in Biden’s EPA mandates, instead of the Earth’s temperature reaching 60 degrees, the average temperature would be marginally lower, at approximately 59.99 degrees.

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EPA Limits Consumer Choice By Curbing Tailpipe Emissions

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Ridgewood NJ, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized regulations aimed at curbing tailpipe emissions from passenger cars and light trucks as part of a broader strategy to shift the United States towards electric vehicles.

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Health Concerns Surrounding Synthetic Sports Fields: A Closer Look at the Link Between Artificial Turf and Brain Cancer

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Ridgewood NJ, recent findings suggesting a possible link between a rare form of brain cancer and toxic chemicals in artificial turf have reignited concerns about the safety of synthetic sports fields. The study focused on six professional US baseball players, all of whom succumbed to glioblastoma, having played most of their careers on artificial turf at Veterans Stadium with the Philadelphia Phillies. This revelation prompts a renewed exploration into the health risks posed by synthetic fields to athletes and users.

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EPA Confirms No Further Cleanup Needed at the Universal Oil Products Superfund Site in East Rutherford

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East Rutherford NJ , the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its decision that no further cleanup action is needed to address groundwater that discharges to nearby surface water at the Universal Oil Products Superfund site in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Turn off the Air Conditioning Democrat Climate Bill Kills Coal

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West Virginia , better stock some extra blankets this winter ,the West Virginia Coal Association has blasted the Inflation Resumption Act as a dagger in the heart of Manchin’s own home-state industry. The letter is signed by heads of coal industry groups in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. We count FIVE Democratic senators from these states all of whom favor this bill.

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NJ Business Man Nets $2.7M Selling Unregistered Pesticides to Multiple US Government Agencies to Fight COVID-19

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Maple Shade NJ,  a Burlington County, New Jersey, man today admitted selling $2.7 million worth of pesticides he claimed were registered with the Environmental Protection Agency as being effective against coronavirus, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger and Assistant Attorney General Todd Kim of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, announced.

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EPA Proposes to Add Lower Hackensack River in Bergen and Hudson Counties, New Jersey to Superfund List

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Hackensack NJ, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is adding 12 sites and proposing to add another five, including the Lower Hackensack River, to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The federal NPL includes sites where releases of contamination pose significant human health and environmental risks.

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Is Your Drinking Water Safe? Here Are 6 Ways To Find Out

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First of all, relax, this is really not as technical as it sounds. You don’t have to get a degree in “water safety measures” to be able to check the safety status of your drinking water; you just need to read a lot of reports. 

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Ridgewood Water will hold virtual Water Quality Open Houses on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 6:30pm, and on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 12:00pm

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Water customers will be receiving a Public Notification Supplement in the mail. A copy can also be accessed HERE. Should Ridgewood Water customers have any questions, please feel free to contact Customer Service at (201)-670-5520.

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