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May 28, 2020

BNSF railroad to clean up lead waste at Iowa property

Source:, May 28, 2020 Federal officials say BNSF railroad has agreed to clean up 2 million pounds of broken glass from televisions and computer monitors that contains lead at a property it bought in Sioux City several years ago. The Environmental Protection Agency says the glass from cathode ray tube monitors was left at the […]

May 28, 2020

Restrictions expanded near former Wurtsmith air base after PFAS found in most wildlife

Source:, May 28, 2020 By: Keith Matheny State officials last year — too quietly, some contend — expanded hunting and fishing restrictions at Clark’s Marsh, near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, after scientific studies showed excessive levels of PFAS in virtually every living creature tested from the area. Algae, snails, tadpoles, dragonflies, crayfish and minnow-type small […]

May 28, 2020

Cleanup to begin at contaminated ballfield

Source:, May 28, 2020 The Town of Oyster Bay has announced that remediation of the long-shuttered contaminated ballfield at Bethpage Community Park is slated to get underway this summer. This week, final construction of a thermal well is being conducted, which will remove soil contaminants at the former Grumman dumpsite through a project performed […]

May 26, 2020

Orange County water districts consider massive lawsuit over PFAS contamination

Source:, May 22, 2020 By: Martin Wisckol Nine Orange County water agencies have retained a legal team to study whether to file suit to recoup the $1 billion or more it could cost to purify drinking water in local wells contaminated with PFAS chemicals and to pay for more expensive imported water in the […]

May 22, 2020

State requires U.S. Department of Energy to remove 10 buildings at contaminated Santa Susana Field Lab

Source:, May 20, 2020 By: Olga Grigoryants, The U.S. Department of Energy agreed on Tuesday, May 20, to remove 10 contaminated buildings at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory tucked away in the hills above the San Fernando and Simi valleys and used during the Cold War-era to test rocket systems and nuclear reactors. Under […]

May 22, 2020

Navy’s PFAS Contamination of Chesapeake Bay

Source: And Maryland’s Plan to Test Local Water & Oysters This article has two parts.  The first examines how the Patuxent River Naval Air Station (Pax River) used toxic firefighting foam in fire-fighting exercises near the beach at Hog Point for years that resulted in PFAS poisoning oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. The second […]

May 22, 2020

IDEM Faces Lawsuit For Not Paying Companies For Gas Station Cleanups

Source:, May 19, 2020 By: Rebecca Thiele The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is facing a class action lawsuit over who can get reimbursed for cleaning up leaking underground gas tanks through a state fund. The environmental engineering firm Golars, some of the gas station owners it serves, and the United States Small Business […]

May 22, 2020

Air samples find Aspergillus mold once again at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Source:, May 19, 2020 By: Kara Kostanich There’s been another discovery of aspergillus mold at Seattle Children’s. A routine air test check detected low levels of what Children’s is calling “fungal spores” in several OR’s and an equipment storage room in the last few weeks. It’s problem that’s plagued the hospital for almost 20 […]

May 14, 2020

Court Rejects Umbrella Coverage for Oil Spill Cleanup Costs where Underlying Insurance Requirements were Not Satisfied

Source:, May 14, 2020 On May 6, 2020, a Montana federal court ruled that an insurer was not obligated to cover $1 million in cleanup costs incurred by an umbrella policyholder after spilling 238 barrels of crude oil and 1,200 barrels of production water into tail-water of the North Chinook Reservoir. In reaching that […]

May 13, 2020

City sues Sixth Street road project contractor

Source:, May 12, 2020 The city of Ashland is suing the contractor that rebuilt Sixth Street West and others involved in the project after years of disagreements over the quality of the work. The city claims road contractor James Peterson Sons and its bonding company, Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. didn’t fulfill terms of their […]

May 13, 2020

New Hampshire Ball Bearings sues after new system fails to protect groundwater

Source:, May 12, 2020 By: Jonathan Phelps New Hampshire Ball Bearings in Peterborough has sued two companies in federal court after the installation of an environmental barrier failed to properly treat contaminants seeping into nearby groundwater. The company claims a system installed by New Jersey-based GeoSierra Environmental Inc. did not deliver the proper treatment […]

May 11, 2020

DC sues Monsanto over toxic chemicals

Source:, May 8, 2020 By: Ken Duffy D.C. is suing Monsanto Co. and two affiliated companies, alleging they knowingly manufactured, promoted and sold toxic chemicals that polluted the Potomac River and its tributaries. In the lawsuit, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine accuses Monsanto Co., which is known for making the herbicide Roundup, of knowing […]

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