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									How does
nuclear
   contamination
              affect you and your family?
Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb, LLC and Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik & Associates, LLP are reviewing
potential cases on behalf of area residents who allege that radioactive contamination from industrial
activities in North St. Louis County resulted in personal injury, property damage and/or wrongful death.

North St. Louis County Sites
The processing of uranium ore began
in downtown St. Louis in 1942 at the
Mallinckrodt Chemical Works and continued
through 1957 under contracts with the
Manhattan Engineering District (MED)
and, later, the Atomic Energy Commission
(AEC). When Mallinckrodt’s downtown
site ran out of space to store its radioactive
waste, it was transported to a site at
Lambert International Airport to be stored
in bulk on the open ground. Thereafter, the         Radioactive Contamination
                                                    Radioactive contamination in Coldwater Creek
radioactive waste was transported from the          continues to represent a potential health hazard to
Airport site to another site on Latty Avenue.       the general public. In response, St. Louis City and St.
The storage, handling and transportation            Louis County formed a radioactive waste oversight
                                                    commission to evaluate impacts on Coldwater Creek
spread the radioactive waste along the              resulting from radioactive contamination present at the
haul routes, contaminating the nearby               Airport site. Based on a review of the existing data,
                                                    the panel concluded that both Coldwater Creek and
properties. Radioactive material has also           shallow groundwater quality have been affected by
migrated via wind and water into Coldwater          contamination at the Airport site. The panel also found
Creek and onto adjacent properties.                 that storm water runoff and erosion of the stream
                                                    bank adjacent to the Airport site continue to contribute
  Today,     residents  of    communities           radionuclides into Coldwater Creek.
bordering along Coldwater Creek, including            Exposure to radioactive contamination can occur
                                                    through the air and through the consumption of water
Florissant, Hazelwood, Black Jack, Spanish          flowing through or plants grown in contaminated soil.
Lake, St. Ann, Berkeley and Ferguson,               The health effects to exposure vary but can potentially
are suffering from chronic and rare                 be severe and even life threatening. Exposure to
                                                    contamination increases the likelihood of developing
forms of cancer possibly resulting from             numerous cancers, including but not limited to cancer
their proximity to the contamination                of the following:
from the Airport and Latty Avenue sites.            Adrenal Glands          Colon            Prostate
Residents have reported serious illnesses             Appendix           Esophagus           Rectum
that may have been caused by exposure                  Bladder             Kidney            Thyroid
to radioactive contamination as a result                 Bone               Lung               Skin
of negligence and improper chemical and                 Brain              Ovaries           Stomach
radioactive waste disposal.                             Breast            Pancreas            Testes
                                                        Cervix           Parathyroid          Uterus
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                  Marc J. Bern                                                      Eric J. Carlson
                   Marc is a founding and Senior partner of                       Mr. Eric Carlson has successful trial
                   napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik & Associates                        experience in cases involving wrongful
                   LLp. His legal career spans more than                          death, medical malpractice, products
                   three decades, in which time he has                            liability, automobile accidents and FELA
                   tried more than 100 cases to jury verdict                      matters. He has tried cases in State and
and has settled hundreds of cases in excess of $1M for           Federal Courts in Illinois and Missouri. In September
his clients. His practice focuses on complex litigation          and november 2010, Eric and Jon Carlson, of Counsel
that includes environmental contamination, personal              at Byron Carlson petri & Kalb, received verdicts of $2.5
injury and wrongful death cases. Marc also represents            million and $3.3 million in back to back catastrophic injury
clients in litigation involving medical malpractice, motor       cases at the Madison County, Illinois courthouse. The
vehicle accidents, securities arbitration, product liability,    Honorable nicholas Bryon, of Counsel at Byron Carlson
labor law and defective prescription drugs. A member of          petri & Kalb, also assisted in the railroad crossing verdict
numerous bar associations, Marc has been interviewed on          of $2.5 million. notably, Eric was intricately involved in
numerous television shows, in newspaper and magazine             the cases that successfully challenged the Illinois Tort
articles and is sought after speaker in the area of mass         Reform Act of 1995 in the landmark decision of Best v.
tort, malpractice and liability issues. He is a member of the    Taylor Machine Works, Inc., 179 Ill.2d 367, 689 n.E.2d
Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has also been named           1057 (Ill. 1997). As a result of the work performed in Best,
by Fortune Magazine as of “America’s premier Lawyers.”           Mr. Eric Carlson was recognized by the Trial Lawyers for
                                                                 public Justice as a 1998 Trial Lawyer of the Year finalist.

                Kevin J. Lawner                                                     Christopher W. Byron
                Kevin is an Associate in the Environmental                          Mr. Christopher Byron has extensive
                Litigation Department of the firm. His                              litigation experience, having tired more
                practice in state and federal court                                 than 50 personal injury cases. His
                focuses on plaintiffs’ mass tort litigation,                        experience includes prosecution and
                concentrating on helping people, corporate                          defense of all types of general business
entities and municipalities harmed by chemical and               litigation, including contract disputes, real estate, Agri-
petroleum spills and exposure to hazardous water and air         business, trademark/copyright/trade secret disputes,
contaminants. Before joining the firm, Kevin represented         product liability, property damage claims, and prosecution
corporate clients and municipalities in environmental            of claims against governmental agencies. Chris also has
disputes, transactions and regulatory enforcement                experience in a broad range of insurance litigation matters,
proceedings. Kevin also worked as Managing Editor of             including coverage, environmental, mass tort, general
the Bloomberg Environmental Law Reporter, where he               liability, employment, health, life/annuity, disability,
was responsible for drafting and editing scholarly articles      malpractice, errors and omissions, directors and officers
for publication on a wide array of environmental issues.”        and title.

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