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Factors Affecting Your Railroad Cancer Settlement

Posted on November 26th, 2018 by Andrew L. Hughes

Determining the value of your railroad cancer settlement can be a daunting process.  There are many factors that play a part in determining a fair settlement amount.  The purpose of this blog is to highlight these factors and briefly explain […]

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Benzene Exposure

Posted on October 25th, 2018 by Andrew L. Hughes

Benzene is a natural part of crude oil and can be found in gasoline and diesel fuel. Today, benzene is one of the top 20 chemicals that are being mass produced. It is used to make synthetic products such as […]

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Diesel Exhaust and Chicago Union Station – Part 3 – High-Rises Trap Diesel Exhaust

Posted on October 10th, 2018 by Andrew L. Hughes

Chicago Union Station is unique in that the tracks coming and going from the station both on the north and south ends are covered by high-rise buildings.  The owners of Chicago Union Station over the years sold the “air rights” […]

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Did the Grade of Diesel Fuel Used by Railroads Matter?

Posted on September 25th, 2018 by Andrew L. Hughes

Throughout the entire 20th century, American railroads were allowed to kick off as much diesel exhaust as they wanted. So railroads and the locomotive manufacturers had little incentive to lessen diesel emissions.  From World War II forward, they developed locomotive […]

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Metra’s Fleet of Dirty Locomotives: What You Should Know

Posted on August 10th, 2018 by Andrew L. Hughes

Federal regulations pertaining to railroad locomotive emissions are based upon the years the locomotives were manufactured.  The older locomotives, those manufactured before 2001, are allowed to the pollute the most, while the newest locomotives, those manufactured from 2015 forward, must […]

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