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March 5, 2021

City of La Crosse sues chemical companies for contaminating wells near the airport

Source:, March 4, 2021 By: Amy DuPont The City of La Crosse is suing nearly two dozen chemical companies it blames for contaminating dozens of wells near the airport. The wells are contaminated with dangerous compounds called PFAS. The man-made chemicals was used to produce the firefighting foam sprayed at the La Crosse Airport for decades.  According to the city’s tests, PFAS […]

March 5, 2021

One worker killed, second injured at First Street Garage construction site in East Cambridge

Source: The Boston Globe, March 4, 2021 Posted on: One worker was killed and a second was critically injured in Cambridge Wednesday when a section of concrete stairwell inside a city-owned parking garage collapsed during renovation work. A 56-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. A second worker, a 41-year-old man, […]

March 5, 2021

Louisiana attorney general signs onto coastal lawsuit deal

Source: Associated Press, March 4, 2021 Posted on: Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Thursday he’s backing a $100 million settlement between a dozen coastal parishes and mining corporation Freeport McMoRan to end a lawsuit over damage to Louisiana’s coastal wetlands, in what could become a landmark agreement. The Republican attorney general’s decision to sign […]

March 4, 2021

State Sues Nebraska Ethanol Plant, Citing Pollution, Non-Compliance

Source:, March 3, 2021 By: Grant Schulte State regulators have filed a lawsuit accusing a Nebraska ethanol plant of repeatedly failing to comply with their orders to clean up wastewater and old, pesticide-laced seed corn. The lawsuit comes amid growing complaints about the AltEn plant near Mead, a town of fewer than 600 people […]

March 4, 2021

Arizona agency investigates water contamination from Air Force base

Source:, March 4, 2021 By: Anita Snow The Arizona agency that regulates utilities is calling together water companies near Luke Air Force Base in metro Phoenix, where drinking water was found to be contaminated with chemicals commonly found in firefighting foam. The Arizona Corporation Commission was holding an emergency open meeting Wednesday afternoon to […]

March 3, 2021

EPA says latest cleanup at the former Kopper’s Tie Plant site in Carbondale is complete

Source:, March 2, 2021 By: Marilyn Halstead U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the completion of another cleanup at the former Koppers Wood-Treating Facility at 1555 N. Marion St. in Carbondale, according to a press release dated Feb. 24. The agency required the current owner, Beazer East Inc., to address dioxin/furan-contaminated soil on 16 […]

March 3, 2021

Dry Creek cleanup to conclude, environmental impact and cause still under investigation

Source:, March 2, 2021 By: Chase Rogers The immediate clean-up response to a more than 16,000-gallon diesel spill in Victoria County is expected to conclude Wednesday, an emergency official said. Though the remediation efforts are nearing a close, investigations into the potential environmental impact and the cause of the leak are still underway by […]

March 3, 2021

Toxic fallout: Remediation and lawsuits continuing at USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago

Source:, March 3, 2021 By: Marilyn Odendahl The pictures of sun-drenched homes and neatly trimmed lawns in East Chicago showcase what is perhaps the best outcome. However, the images belie the nightmare many residents are still living. The homes along with the neighboring West Calumet Housing Project and Carrie Gosch Elementary School were all […]

March 2, 2021

Lyons sues Honeywell, partners over wastewater plant construction

Source:, March 2, 2021 By: Dan Mika The town of Lyons is suing Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) and a group of subcontractors over what it alleges was a yearslong failure to properly install upgrades to its wastewater plant. In the suit filed Friday in Boulder County District Court, Lyons selected Honeywell and its […]

March 2, 2021

City To Investigate Accidental Release Of PFAS-Laced Foam At Airport

Source:, March 2, 2021 By: Beth Milligan Traverse City commissioners want more information before paying more than $40,000 in clean-up costs after city firefighters were involved in two accidental releases of contaminant-laced foam during recent training exercises at Cherry Capital Airport. The foam contained per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), harmful yet widely used chemicals […]

March 1, 2021

A&E exposures heat up with climate change

Source:, March 1, 2021 By: Bethan Moorcraft With the effects of Earth’s climate change, design and construction professionals can no longer rely solely on historic weather data to determine the design standards they must meet. Today, architects and engineers are under pressure to incorporate forward-looking climate data, pass new government regulations, and meet owners’ […]

March 1, 2021

Cleanup of the Richmond Chevron refinery leak has ended, but questions remain

Source:, February 23, 2021 By: Annie Sciacca and George Kelly The cleanup of an oil leak two weeks ago at the Richmond Chevron refinery has been completed, authorities said Tuesday, but questions remain from residents and environmentalists about what caused the leak and what was done to curb it. In a statement issued by […]

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