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November 22, 2022

Five People Died Due to Legionnaires’ Disease at a Manhattan Nursing Home

Source: https://www.benzinga.com/, November 22, 2022 Over the summer, five people died from Legionnaires’ disease at a New York City nursing home. The nursing home had been cited on multiple occasions for improper maintenance of their cooling tower. This outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease is the worst since 2015 when cooling towers were blamed for the cause […]

November 22, 2022

Midwest river towns seek answers after 3M factory taints water with PFAS

Source: https://www.minnpost.com/, November 2022 By: Bennet Goldstein This fall, the towns and rural farmsteads along the Mississippi River received alarming news about their drinking water. Chemicals from a large 3M factory north of Cordova, Illinois found a way into the river and their wells. The facility employs about 500 people and makes the adhesives used […]

November 21, 2022

Miami-Dade Documents Its Rankest Contractor-Involved Sewage Spills, and Who Will Foot the Bill

Source: https://www.miaminewtimes.com/, November 15, 2022 By: Alex Deluca Last year, hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage spilled across Miami-Dade County after contractors accidentally broke sewer mains and other sewage system components, according to a recent county report. Covering a period from January 2021 to March 2022, the report lays out the worst contractor-involved sewage […]

November 21, 2022

YMCA Cape Cod reopens after chemical exposure

Source: https://www.capecodtimes.com/, November 18, 2022 By: Rachael Devaney YMCA Cape Cod has reopened its aquatic center, several weeks after chemical exposure injured seven children in October. On Wednesday the pool reopened to all aquatics programming, including swim lessons, aqua fitness, and lap swimming. And all seven children injured in the chemical exposure, returned to YMCA […]

November 21, 2022

Lawsuit grows against Navy over fuel-tainted Hawaii water

Source: https://kstp.com/, November 10, 2022 By: Jennifer Sinco Kelleher More than two dozen families have joined a lawsuit accusing the U.S. Navy of making them sick from jet fuel that leaked into the tap water in their Hawaii homes. There are now more than 100 people in an amended lawsuit filed Thursday that also accuses […]

November 18, 2022

Legionella in Water at Joint Base San Antonio Medical Barracks After Weeks of Failed Cleanup Efforts

Source: https://www.military.com/, November 14, 2022 By: Thomas Novelly A bacteria that can cause pneumonia is still being detected in the medical barracks at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, despite weeks of efforts to sanitize the area. In late September, base officials said that 150 residents and staff at Liberty Barracks, where service members who are patients […]

November 18, 2022

The Military Must Take Responsibility for ‘Forever Chemicals’

Source: https://progressive.org/, November 17, 2022 By: Johnathan Sharp Since the early 1900s, the U.S. military’s negligent use, storage and disposal of harmful chemical substances on its bases has exposed countless troops to severe health hazards. One example is Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps base in North Carolina, where toxic contamination went unnoticed for several decades […]

November 18, 2022

Groundwater Contamination In Springfield, Missouri Kept Secret From Residents

Source: https://www.sciencefriday.com/, November 18, 2022 Early in 2019, Ed Galbraith faced a crowd of some 200 unhappy Springfield, Missouri residents. He wanted to make amends. Galbraith, then director of Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ environmental quality division, acknowledged that the state agency in charge of protecting the environment should have announced sooner that contaminated water […]

November 17, 2022

Hundreds of Bennington-area residents have received checks from chemical contamination lawsuit

Source: https://vtdigger.org/, November 17, 2022 By: Tiffany Tan Gundreds of property owners in the Bennington area have already received money from a multimillion-dollar settlement in a chemical contamination case, their attorneys said. But they also said the process has been disrupted by the entry of an out-of-state company that unnecessarily offered to help claimants for […]

November 14, 2022

The lawsuit over Hawaii’s Red Hill water contamination crisis has drawn in more than 100 new plaintiffs

Source: https://www.wlfi.com/, November 11, 2022 By: Paradise Afshar More than 100 new plaintiffs affected by water contamination at Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in Hawaii have been included in a lawsuit against the United States government. The lawsuit was originally filed earlier this year with the US District Court for the District of Hawaii, […]

November 14, 2022

Toxic compounds seeped into man’s property. The cleanup could cost him everything, he says.

Source: https://www.nj.com/, November 12, 2022 By: Richard Cowen Carmine Olivieri has spent a good part of his working life making a living on the two lots that he bought 20 years ago on West Street in Bloomfield. Out front is the two-family house at 57 West Street that he grabbed in a foreclosure sale, then […]

November 8, 2022

Lawsuit by Washington County homeowner says fracking caused “forever chemicals” to contaminate his drinking water

Source: https://www.wtae.com/, November 7, 2022 By: Paul Van Osdol A Washington County family is accusing gas drillers of causing so-called “forever chemicals” to get into his drinking water. The chemicals, known as PFAS, have been used in clothing, carpet and food packaging. Bryan Latkanich agreed to allow gas drilling on his property a decade ago, […]

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