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March 24, 2023

Beaver County school district sues Norfolk Southern over chemical plumes

Source: https://www.post-gazette.com/, March 24, 2023 A Beaver County school district has sued Norfolk Southern over the train derailment last month in nearby East Palestine, Ohio. The 27-page lawsuit, filed Thursday by the Blackhawk School District in federal court in Pittsburgh, alleges the district’s students are affected and will be affected by discharges of hazardous material […]

March 24, 2023

News Flash – EPA Updates PFAS Drinking Water Regulations

On March 14, 2023, the EPA proposed a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) to establish legally enforceable levels, called Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs), for six PFAS in drinking water. PFOA and PFOS as individual contaminants, and PFHxS, PFNA, PFBS, and HFPO-DA (commonly referred to as GenX Chemicals) as a PFAS mixture. EPA is also […]

March 23, 2023

About 350 gallons of oil spilled in New Berlin. The city has declared a ‘state of emergency.’

Source: https://www.jsonline.com/, March 22, 2023 By: Jim Riccioli An unreported motor oil spill near New Berlin’s City Center has evolved into enough of a concern to prompt the city to declare it an environmental hazard as a belated clean-up process continues. New Berlin Mayor Dave Ament issued a formal “state of emergency” Monday, four days after […]

March 22, 2023

Litigation Minute: Ethylene Oxide—Insurance Coverage Considerations

Source: https://www.natlawreview.com/, March 21, 2023 As the number of ethylene oxide (EO) lawsuits has risen in recent years, so have disputes regarding the obligation of insurers to defend and indemnify defendant policyholders from such liabilities. Companies that are targets or potential targets for EO lawsuits should identify and evaluate their insurance assets in order to […]

March 22, 2023

US nuclear power plant admits it leaked 400,000 gallons of contaminated water

Source: https://www.tweaktown.com/, March 22, 2023 By: Jak Connor An energy giant that manages the nuclear power plant in the city of Monticello, Minnesota, has confirmed that 400,000 gallons of contaminated water has leaked out of its nuclear power plant. Reports indicate the leak was initially detected by the Monticello nuclear power plant four months ago, […]

March 22, 2023

One year later, Cumberland County tainted water lawsuit against Chemours still unresolved

Source: https://www.fayobserver.com/, March 22, 2023 By: Paul Woolverton A year ago, the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners sued The Chemours Co. on accusations its Fayetteville Works factory on the Bladen-Cumberland county line had contaminated drinking water wells of county residents with toxic chemicals since the 1970s. A year later, the people in Gray’s Creek in southern […]

March 20, 2023

A nuclear power plant leaked contaminated water in Minnesota. Here’s what we know

Source: https://www.mprnews.org/, March 19, 2023 By: Kaitlyn Radde Minnesota officials are monitoring the cleanup of a 400,000-gallon leak of contaminated water from a nuclear power plant in the city of Monticello run by the energy giant Xcel Energy. Officials said there is no danger from the leak. The leak was detected nearly four months ago […]

March 20, 2023

Proposed PFAS National Primary Drinking Water Regulation

Source: https://www.epa.gov/ Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Proposed PFAS National Primary Drinking Water Regulation On March 14, 2023, EPA announced the proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for six PFAS including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), hexafluoropropylene oxide dimer acid (HFPO-DA, commonly known as GenX Chemicals), perfluorohexane sulfonic acid […]

March 20, 2023

The Risk Management Plan: A Fundamental for Business Success

Source: https://www.berkleycp.com/ Establish a Risk Management Policy and Plan for Your Construction Firm A Risk Management Policy and Plan for your company is an essential element of loss prevention and a key ingredient of financial success. When your Risk Management Plan is embraced by leadership and integrated your company’s culture, it will have a significant […]

March 16, 2023

Progressive Design-Build a Hot Contracting Topic That’s Gaining Attention

Source: https://www.consensusdocs.org/, March 7, 2023 Shared with permission from Brian Perlberg, ConsesusDocs Executive Director Engineering News-Record (ENR) Magazine recently wrote a thought-provoking article entitled “Will Claims by Contractors on Big Design-Build Projects Ever End?” Progressive design-build is mentioned as a means to address some of the critiques that design-build faces today. Progressive design-build has attracted increasing usage […]

March 15, 2023

Will Claims By Contractors on Big Design-Build Projects Ever End?

Source: https://www.enr.com/, February 8, 2023 By: Richard Korman In the annals of construction disputes, it is a blip, not a blast. After a Flatiron Construction-Zachry Group joint venture struck out on most of its arbitrated claims against engineering firm partners on the I-85/385 design-build interchange project in Greenville, S.C., and had others dismissed in court, […]

March 15, 2023

Design dispute on $1B Texas Harbor Bridge project mostly resolved

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, November 3, 2022 By: Julie Strupp Four out of five safety concerns that Texas DOT raised with contractor Flatiron/Dragados and engineer Arup on the new Harbor Bridge project in Corpus Christi, Texas, have been resolved, according to the agency’s website. A third-party review by International Bridge Technologies flagged the issues in April 2022. In […]

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