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February 1, 2023

Michigan plastics company forced to probe PFAS contamination, cover costs

Source: https://www.greatlakesnow.org/, January 31, 2023 By; Bridge Michigan Michigan has reached a settlement with a multinational plastics manufacturer over PFAS contamination at a Brighton factory, marking the first of Attorney General Dana Nessel’s PFAS lawsuits to reach a conclusion. Nessel announced the settlement Monday with plastics manufacturer Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc. over contamination […]

January 31, 2023

Most Bucks, Montco residents involved in CDC study have moderate to high levels of ‘forever chemicals’

Source: https://www.phillyvoice.com/, January 10, 2023 By: Kristin Hunt A study on PFAS exposure in Bucks and Montgomery counties is underway — and early tests have already flagged high levels of “forever chemicals” in some residents’ bloodstreams. The research is part of a larger, national investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention into the […]

January 31, 2023

Putnam Valley Fire Department Seeks Cleanup Costs

Source: https://highlandscurrent.org/, January 27, 2023 By: Leonard Sparks Illegal dumping cost more than $1.4 million The Putnam Valley Volunteer Fire Department spent at least $1.4 million of taxpayer funds removing contaminated demolition waste at the site for its new firehouse, allegedly dumped there by a contractor at the invitation of a firefighter. Read more.

January 31, 2023

Abandoned waste disposal site has thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals in St. Clair Co.

Source: https://abc3340.com/, January 26, 2023 By: Cynthia Gould Another environmental mess, just a mile from the Moody landfill fire, has been discovered. Now, there are concerns about a potentially dangerous situation. Alabama Oil and Gas Recovery, Inc. has not been in business for sometime. Its owner died in 2013 but the condition of the property, […]

January 27, 2023

Town brings legal action in lawsuit against 3M, DuPont and other chemical companies for PFAS contamination

Source: https://www.chathamnewsrecord.com/, January 26, 2023 The town of Pittsboro filed a lawsuit against the chemical companies responsible for the PFAS contamination of the town’s property and water supply, town officials announced early Thursday evening. The lawsuit is a civil action and was filed in the Chatham County Superior Court’s General Court of Justice, and follows a […]

January 27, 2023

Contamination complicates Bridgeport’s sale of Sikorsky Airport

Source: https://www.ctpost.com/, January 26, 2023 By: Brian Lockhart It could cost millions of dollars to clean up tainted dirt at Sikorsky Memorial Airport, and responsibility for that hefty bill has to be determined before the city can move ahead with the pending sale of the facility. “There’s no doubt we continue to have an interest […]

January 27, 2023

Judge: Insurer Must Defend, Indemnify Contractor Accused of Negligence in Building Collapse

Source: https://www.law.com/, January 26, 2023 A federal judge ruled Tuesday that an insurer is obligated to defend and indemnify a Boston contractor accused in an underlying $1.14 million lawsuit for negligently causing the collapse of a four-story brick building during renovations. Capitol Specialty Insurance Co. sought a declaratory judgment in the U.S. District Court for the District […]

January 26, 2023

Georgia-Pacific to pay former mill Superfund site cleanup cost

Source: https://www.conwaydailysun.com/, January 25, 2023 By: Barbara Tetreault Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products has agreed to cover the estimated $5.1 million cost of the cleanup and remediation work for the Chlor-Alkali Superfund site on the former Burgess mill property. The pulp and paper company will also reimburse the federal Environmental Protection Agency $7.6 million and the N.H. […]

January 25, 2023

Md. sues owners of Cheverly dump for numerous environmental and pollution violations

Source: https://wtop.com/, January 24, 2023 By: John Domen By all accounts, the 3-acre plot of land near the Cheverly Metro in Maryland is a dump. The only building on the site, a former recycling center, burned down in a two-alarm fire in 2019, and now the lot is full of trash. There are mattresses, tires, construction […]

January 25, 2023

Nashville apartment complex suggests residents move due to faulty crane

Source: https://www.wsmv.com/, January 5, 2023 By: Tosin Fakile Some residents of an apartment building in the Gulch are calling for answers from Yates Construction Company after some at the building had to temporarily evacuate due to safety concerns from a crane with foundation issues hanging over their building. Last month WSMV4 showed the crane, which […]

January 23, 2023

Pennsylvania Adopts Maximum Contaminant Level for PFOA and PFOS in Drinking Water and EPA is Not Far Behind

Source: https://www.lexology.com/, January 18, 2023 By: Bryan P. Franey, Manko Gold Katcher & Fox On January 14, 2023, Pennsylvania adopted a final rule establishing a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in drinking water. The final rule establishes an MCL of 14 parts per trillion (ppt) for PFOA and […]

January 23, 2023

Heating oil ‘erroneously’ delivered to Pa. home that doesn’t use oil ends up in nearby waterway

Source: https://www.pennlive.com/, January 18, 2023 By: Deb Kiner A home in Ferguson Twp., Centre County, that does not use heating oil received a delivery of the fuel that made its way into the sump pump and into a nearby waterway earlier this month. According to a news release from the township, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental […]

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