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December 6, 2023

White House proposes nationwide lead pipe replacement

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, December 5, 2023 By: Julie Strupp The EPA proposed new restrictions Thursday that would require the replacement of virtually all lead water pipes across the U.S., according to a White House press release. The goal is to remove the neurotoxin from drinking water and prevent another public health catastrophe like the one that occurred […]

December 6, 2023

10 major engineering challenges of the next decade

Source: https://www.elsevier.com/, November 1, 2023 Challenges related to climate change continue to threaten the world’s population. But solutions exist, and engineers will play a major role in solving them. Here are 10 major challenges and what engineers can do about them in 2023. Read more.

December 4, 2023

Real Estate E&O Claims Impacted by Social Inflation

Source: https://www.iamagazine.com/, October 30, 2023 By: Jude Sedliak Social inflation is wreaking havoc on the real estate professionals errors & omissions segment, leading to an increasing number of lawsuits and astronomical settlement amounts. While no real estate professional is safe thanks to a cooling housing market, property managers are seeing more than their fair share […]

December 4, 2023

Navigating environmental issues and liabilities in transactions

Source: https://sbnonline.com/, December 4, 2023 By: Sue Ostrowski When conducting corporate or real estate transactions, prospective buyers need to be aware of the environmental risks of the proposed acquisition, or they could find themselves on the hook for millions of dollars in remediation and compliance liabilities. “Buyers need to work closely with an experienced environmental […]

December 4, 2023

Contaminated groundwater at Weaver Fertilizer property “likely” moving off the site

Source: https://ncnewsline.com/, December 4, 2023 By: Lisa Sorg Nearly two years after a catastrophic fire at the Weaver Fertilizer plant in Winston-Salem, contaminated groundwater at the site has “likely migrated offsite to the west and north,” state records show, and “more groundwater investigation is necessary.” The groundwater beneath the property at 4440 N. Cherry St., contains high […]

November 30, 2023

Chemical firms to pay $110 million to Ohio to settle claims over releases of ‘forever chemicals’

Source: https://www.wfmj.com/, November 30, 2023 The DuPont Co. and two spin-off firms will pay $110 million to the state of Ohio to settle a lawsuit over environmental threats from toxic chemicals used at a former DuPont facility in neighboring West Virginia, the companies said Wednesday. The settlement involving DuPont, the Chemours Co. and Corteva Inc. […]

November 29, 2023

‘We’re nonstop chasing leaks’: Closed library had previous construction issues

Source: https://www.normantranscript.com/, November 28, 2023 By: Andrea Hancock In a press conference Tuesday, city leaders declined to assign blame for the water intrusion that has led to the closure of Norman Public Library Central. The library, which was built in 2019 for $39 million as part of the Norman Forward initiative, announced last week that […]

November 29, 2023

Mobile home park owners accused of rental price-fixing in new US lawsuit

Source: https://www.reuters.com/, September 1, 2023 By: Mike Scarcella A group of the country’s largest corporate managers of mobile home communities and a market data provider were sued in U.S. court on Thursday for allegedly conspiring to inflate rental prices for older and low-income residents. Two Illinois residents who rented lots for their manufactured homes filed […]

November 28, 2023

Monsanto to pay $165M to former school employees over chemicals in light fixtures

Source: https://topclassactions.com/, November 28, 2023 By:Abraham Jewett Monsanto corporate spin-off Pharmacia LLC has been ordered by a jury in Seattle to pay $165 million after being found liable for selling an unsafe product without providing adequate warning to consumers. The funds have been awarded to a group of former employees at Sky Valley Education Center […]

November 28, 2023

3M, DuPont defeat massive class action over forever chemicals

Source: https://www.reuters.com/, November 27, 2023 By: Clark Mindock A U.S. appeals court on Monday handed 3M (MMM.N), Corteva Inc (CTVA.N) subsidiary E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co and other manufacturers of toxic so-called “forever chemicals” a big win in their fight against legal liability for the substances, rejecting a lower court’s ruling that would have allowed about […]

November 27, 2023

Two places in Kentucky have high rates of PFAS. Here’s what officials are doing about it.

Source: https://www.wkms.org/, November 27, 2023 By: Ryan Van Velzer In the latest round of testing for forever chemicals, the Kentucky Division of Water discovered high rates in two communities. Now, municipal leaders are working with state officials to try and fix it. The city of Lewisport, Kentucky, is a seven-time winner of the Best Tasting […]

November 27, 2023

State of emergency declared in Kentucky after chemical train derails

Source: https://www.wsws.org/, November 27, 2023 By: George Marlowe On Wednesday, a CSX train derailed in Rockcastle County in Kentucky. According to CSX, the 15-car derailment took place in the area between Mullins Station and Livingston, causing a chemical spill. Two cars carrying sulfur were part of the breach and one person was injured. Kentucky Governor […]

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