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December 8, 2021

Wisconsin condo building evacuated due to structural defects

Source:, December 3, 2021 A six-story condominium building has been evacuated in a Milwaukee suburb after engineers found the structure was in imminent danger of collapsing. Police and firefighters cleared the 48-unit Horizon West condominium building in Waukesha on Thursday night after an engineering report said its structural columns were compromised. Read more.

December 7, 2021

Mold contamination costs hit $1.4 million at South Hadley High School

Source:, December 7, 2021 By: Dusty Christensen The cost of remediating a massive mold infestation at South Hadley High School earlier this year has ballooned to $1.4 million, according to figures provided in Select Board documents for its meeting Tuesday. The costs include $784,574 for mold mitigation work done by the firm ServiceMaster Recovery Management, […]

December 7, 2021

PFAS contamination ‘could be worse,’ but Henderson cleanup will take years

Source:, December 7, 2021 By: Michael Doyle Members of the city of Henderson’s PFAS Working Group got a crash course in geology in its meeting Monday, as the group of city leaders and concerned citizens continue to learn more about the chemicals that have contaminated groundwater in the areas of Shamrock Technologies facilities. Tony Hatton, a […]

December 7, 2021

Sunoco ordered to dredge Chester County lake, pay $4M over pipeline spill

Source:, December 7, 2021 By: Michael Rubinkam A pipeline developer will dredge part of a contaminated lake and pay more than $4 million for spilling thousands of gallons of drilling fluids at a popular state park outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania state officials announced Monday in a settlement that will allow construction to resume. Sunoco Pipeline […]

December 6, 2021

‘Significant’ flaws: Partially built Beltway 8 Bridge over Houston Ship Channel will be demolished due to design errors

Source:, December 1, 2021 Jay R. Jordan Harris County commissioners voted Tuesday to demolish and rebuild parts of the under-construction Beltway 8 bridge over the Houston Ship Channel after the original designs were found to have “significant” flaws. The setback will cost the county $291 million, including $50 million to demolish some sections that […]

December 6, 2021

Maryland Attorney General Sues Monsanto for Environmental Damages

Source:, December 1, 2021 By: Dan Nosowitz When the German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer AG purchased Monsanto back in 2016, it was the largest acquisition by a German company ever. Today, it’s looking like an all-time awful business move, as Monsanto has been beset by repeated lawsuits. This week, Maryland’s attorney general slapped […]

December 3, 2021

Madison homeowner resists demands to pay for past owner’s property contamination

Source:, December 2, 2021 By: Tony Galli A Madison homeowner is resisting state demands for additional payments to address his property’s environmental contamination as the result of the practices of a previous owner. “I had no idea there was a problem,” Ken Koeppler says of his knowledge of the property’s condition at the time […]

December 3, 2021

Environmental Insurance: Can You Afford Not to Purchase It?

Source:, December 1, 2021 By: Parker Bunbury, Woodruff Sawyer Most real estate being bought, sold, and developed in the United States is not raw, virgin land. The significant majority has a history: agricultural, commercial, industrial, mixed use, residential, etc. Real estate often experiences multiple use types over time, and most of these transactions occur […]

December 3, 2021

Family of man who got Legionnaires at UW Hospital is suing

Source: Associated Press, December 2, 2021 Posted on: The family of a leukemia patient who contracted Legionnaires’ disease at UW Hospital in 2018 has filed a lawsuit seeking damages in his death. Siblings of 66-year-old Dennis Frye filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court alleging the hospital was negligent because its […]

December 1, 2021

Whistleblowers Say a Santa Ana Sheet Metal Factory is Unsafe, Polluting Water

Source:, December 1, 2021 By: Brandon Pho Santa Ana’s industrial water pollution issue is once again spilling into the spotlight, as sheet metal workers take action against their factory over safety complaints and water contamination that’s exceeded allowable levels under the Clean Water Act for years. Pollution levels in stormwater discharged by the Kingspan […]

November 22, 2021

PFAS investigation underway at Sullivan County Airport

Source:, November 22, 2021 Sullivan County Government has begun a detailed environmental investigation of contamination at the Sullivan County International Airport in Swan Lake. The airport is listed as a Class 2 site in the State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Sites in the list of State Superfund sites. A Class 2 site represents […]

November 18, 2021

Lawsuit settlement: Firm pays out $24 million to Albany, Millersburg, Lebanon

Source:, November 17, 2021 By: Cody Mann An engineering firm is paying $24 million to settle lawsuits from the cities of Albany, Lebanon and Millersburg, according to documents obtained through public records requests. The lawsuits stem from failed wastewater treatment plant technology. The new owner of CH2M Hill, Jacobs Engineering, will pay $12 million to […]

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