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November 23, 2020

PFAS Emerging Contaminant Response Could Learn Some Lessons From PCBs

Source:, November 23, 2020 PFAS compounds are not the first emerging contaminants to be addressed by environmental agencies, scientists, regulated entities, engineering consultants and lawyers. Chlorinated solvents, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), mercury, and other organic and inorganic substances have at one point or another been considered “emerging” from scientific and regulatory perspectives. As a general matter, all […]

November 23, 2020

Newly released data disclose Navy knew of toxic PFAS chemicals in groundwater at Grumman ‘fence line’ in 2016

Source:, November 21, 2020 By: Denise Civiletti Data released by the Navy this week for the first time show significant detections of toxic PFAS chemicals at the southern border of the former aerospace manufacturing site. Detection of the chemicals at the southern boundary of the site is significant, because it supports the position of […]

November 23, 2020

Microplastics found near Everest’s peak, highest ever detected in the world

Source:, November 20, 2020 By: Freddie Wilkinson For adventures the world over, Mount Everest is an unforgettable sight—a regal plume of snow blows off its summit ridge as ice trails down its flank. But take a closer look at this stunning vista, as one team of climate scientists is doing, and you’ll start to […]

November 20, 2020

Fairfield Town Council, residents learn 12 more wells contaminated by ‘forever chemicals’

Source:, November 19, 2020 By: Molly Shelly State officials told the Fairfield Town Council on Wednesday that 28 more wells have been tested, with 12 exceeding the EPA’s limits for “forever chemicals,” a collection of strongly bonded compounds that can have adverse effects on health. Penny Harkins, who lives on Currier Road and whose […]

November 20, 2020

Court upholds nuisance verdicts against Smithfield Foods hog-production farm

Source:, November 19, 2020 An appeals court has upheld a 2018 jury verdict that led to monetary awards for neighbors of an eastern North Carolina industrial hog operation for its smells and noise. Thursday’s ruling by a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected calls for a new trial by Smithfield […]

November 19, 2020

Another $1.7 million approved for contaminated sites in Fairfield

Source:, November 18, 2020 By: Josh LaBella Another $1.69 million has been approved to address a number of contaminated sites throughout town, bringing the total to more than $3 million so far. The selectmen and finance board unanimously approved the $1.69 million in bonds to clean up seven sites, most of which are connected […]

November 19, 2020

NJ Sues Over Riverfront Environmental Contamination

Source:, November 18, 2020 By: Russ Crespolini A pair of lawsuits have been filed to compel the clean-up of contamination and recover Natural Resource Damages (NRDs) against two companies operating in New Jersey, according to Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. The first suit is against Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC and Arkema Inc., two companies […]

November 16, 2020

Indoor Air Concerns for Reopening Businesses

Source:, November 16, 2020 By: Tom Williams Environmental pollution incidents can have damaging consequences for a business, but companies do not fully consider all aspects when they assess whether it is adequately covered. In the midst of an ongoing pandemic, most people are focusing on different ways to stay healthy. At the same time, corporations […]

November 16, 2020

PFAS Test Results Show Contaminated Drinking Wells In East Bay Township

Source:, November 16, 2020 By: Meth Milligan State officials who tested 15 private wells in East Bay Township for PFAS chemicals linked to cancer and other health risks found some level of contaminants in all 15 wells, with seven wells testing about safe drinking water maximums. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and […]

November 16, 2020

Varian cleanup has faded from view, but chemical levels remain high

Source:, November 16, 2020 By: Paul Leighton An industrial site on Sohier Road continues to show high levels of contamination despite a cleanup that has been going on for nearly three decades, raising concerns about the impact on nearby residents, according to two experts on environmental cleanups. Recent tests at the site of the former […]

November 16, 2020

Airport seeks settlement for environmental liabilities

Source:, November 13, 2020 By: Lucas Thors The Martha’s Vineyard Airport is looking at hiring the New Jersey-based consulting firm, R&B Consulting, to investigate possible opportunities for reaching a settlement on decades-old liability insurance related to per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). According to John Malanchuck, partner at Eisenstein Malanchuck LLP, his law firm has […]

November 16, 2020

Chemical injected in town’s drinking water called ‘an environmental injustice’

Source: State (Columbia, SC), November 14, 2020 Posted on: Residents of a small town that injected an unapproved chemical into their drinking water for 10 years want the chemical manufacturer and South Carolina health regulators to pay for exposing them to the unauthorized water additive. Berry Systems Inc. and the S.C. Department of Health […]

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