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May 24, 2022

Lincoln Heights Apartment Project Uncovers Contaminated Grounds

Source: https://www.davisvanguard.org/, May 22, 2022 By: Emily Andrews In late 2021, a project’s re-development of 141 West Avenue 34––an apartment building in Lincoln Heights Los Angeles––brought back a forgotten case of a company’s toxic chemical dump in 1984. According to the Los Angeles Times, in the original 1984 case, investigators who searched underneath the Lincoln Heights […]

May 24, 2022

Greeley threatens lawsuits over ‘defective’ $25M renovation of main water treatment plant

Source: https://www.greeleytribune.com/, May 21 By: Trenton Sperry The Greeley City Council on Tuesday gave City Attorney Doug Marek permission to pursue legal actions, including potential lawsuits, against the construction and engineering firms tasked with a $25 million renovation of the city’s Bellvue Water Treatment facility completed in 2020. Built in 1907 at the mouth of […]

May 24, 2022

Companies Face Billions in Damages as PFAS Lawsuits Flood Courts

Source: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/, May 23, 2022 For years, plaintiffs’ lawyers suing over health and environmental damage from so called forever chemicals, known collectively as PFAS, focused on one set of deep pockets—E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. But over the past two years, there’s been a seismic shift in the legal landscape as awareness […]

May 20, 2022

Insights into the environmental liability insurance market growth trend

Source: https://www.propertycasualty360.com/, May 19, 2022 By: Gene Nosovitch The environmental liability insurance market is experiencing significant growth due to several convergent factors impacting the supply chain and construction sector. Passage of the Infrastructure and Jobs Act in November 2021 has cleared the way for a construction boom fueled by a $1 trillion investment in the United States’ critical infrastructure. Many […]

May 19, 2022

Drummond agrees to clean up Alabama mine leaking into Black Warrior River, pay $3.6M

Source: https://www.al.com/, May 18, 2022 By: Dennis Pillion The Drummond Company has agreed to clean up an abandoned mine site west of Birmingham that environmental groups allege has been discharging acidic mining waste into the river since the mine closed decades ago. Drummond will also pay $3.65 million toward the plaintiff’s legal fees and supplemental […]

May 19, 2022

San Diego files lawsuit over toxic PFAS chemicals in water

Source: https://www.cbs8.com/, May 18, 2022 By: Jasmine Ramirez he City of San Diego is suing more than 20 companies over decades-long water contamination from toxic chemical called PFAS. The lawsuit claims manufacturers like 3M, DuPont, and Raytheon made firefighting foam that contained PFAS and alleges the companies concealed “knowledge about the grave environmental and human […]

May 18, 2022

New problem at San Francisco’s still-sinking Millennium Tower means it may be forever tilting

Source: https://www.sfgate.com/, May 17, 2022 By: Andrew Chamings The seemingly unending saga of San Francisco’s lopsided luxury skyscraper, the Millennium Tower, may have hit another wall this week, literally. An underground shoring wall buried deep in the SoMa soil is threatening to hinder the $100 million dollar effort to right the sinking property, marking the […]

May 17, 2022

$230M settlement reached over 2015 SoCal oil spill

Source: https://www.kcra.com/, May 14, 2022 The owner of an oil pipeline that spewed thousands of barrels of crude oil onto Southern California beaches in 2015 has agreed to pay $230 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by fishermen and property owners, court documents show. Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline agreed to pay $184 million […]

May 17, 2022

Aging gasoline storage tanks in WA pose environmental hazard, but many owners can’t afford cleanup

Source: https://www.seattletimes.com/, May 16, 2022 By: David Kroman For 49 years, Jeff Margolis and his late wife, Amy, ran Everybody’s Store, a gas station and sandwich stop in this community east of Bellingham. They never made much money on the shop, tucked into the Nooksack Valley below Mount Baker, but tended the front counter out […]

May 17, 2022

Maine Attorney General Plans to Sue Over PFAS Contamination

Source: https://www.usnews.com/, May 17, 2022 Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey said the state is preparing for a lawsuit against manufacturers of so-called forever chemicals. Frey said at the Democratic State Convention last weekend that steps are being taken to “hold these chemical manufacturers to account.” He said an announcement could be made within weeks. Read more.

May 16, 2022

MCSD settles asbestos lawsuit, which alleged that contractors botched roofing work at Centennial and Olathe MS

Source: https://www.montrosepress.com/, May 13, 2022 By: Anna Lynn Winfrey In February 2021, less than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Montrose County School District needed to shut down two schools because of another health hazard: asbestos. A roofing contractor improperly handled materials containing asbestos at Centennial Middle School and Olathe Middle School in 2019 and […]

May 16, 2022

South Troy gas plant site cleanup has started

Source: https://www.timesunion.com/, May 12, 2022 By: Kenneth C. Crowe, II Crews are working in South Troy north of the Menands Bridge on a $35 million, multiyear project to clean up polluted soil on the property of the long-closed Troy Water Street Manufactured Gas Plant, state and city officials said. “We’ve been trying for a long […]

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