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June 8, 2023

3 miles of Ninemile Creek contaminated by oil spill Friday, officials say

Source: https://www.oklahoman.com/, June 7, 2023 By: Jessie Christopher Smith Local officials and farmers are still dealing with the aftermath of a major oil spill north of Enid, where hundreds of barrels of oil mixture are estimated to have spread across Ninemile Creek in north-central Oklahoma. The oil spill was first reported Friday around 8:30 a.m. near […]

June 8, 2023

Who will pay to fix Spokane Valley’s sinking City Hall?

Source: https://crosscut.com/, June 8, 2023 By: Nicholas K. Geranios When the new city hall in the newish city of Spokane Valley was completed in 2017, Mayor Pam Haley quickly knew something was wrong. Big cracks were forming in some walls, around doors and in the concrete floor and brick exterior. And water was seeping into  […]

June 7, 2023

Chemical industry used big tobacco’s tactics to conceal evidence of PFAS risks

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/, June 7, 2023 By: Tom Perkins href=”https://www.industrydocuments.ucsf.edu/tobacco/docs/#id=ymch0045″>paper developed for cigarette maker RJ Reynolds detailed possible cancer-causing agents in tobacco, but the document would remain hidden from public view for decades. In the interim, the industry told the public: “We don’t accept the idea that there are harmful agents in tobacco.” The chemical industry, it […]

June 5, 2023

Resident of collapsed Iowa building sues property owner and contractors

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/, June 5, 2023 By: Marlene Lenthang and Erik Ortiz A resident of the Iowa building that partially collapsed last week filed a lawsuit Monday against its owner, the city of Davenport, and engineers and contractors who worked on the building, alleging that they knew it was failing but intentionally kept tenants in the dark, even […]

June 5, 2023

Companies Knew the Dangers of PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’—and Kept Them Secret

Source: https://time.com/, June 1, 2023 By: Jeffrey Kluger The female employees at the DuPont chemical company’s Washington Works plant in Parkersburg, W. Va., were not given much of an explanation in 1981 when they were all abruptly moved away from any part of the factory that produced a category of chemicals then known as C8. […]

June 5, 2023

Three companies agree to pay more than $1 billion to settle ‘forever chemical’ claims

Source: https://www.cnn.com/, June 4, 2023 By: Ramishah Maruf The companies Chemours, DuPont and Corteva announced on Friday they have agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle claims that “forever chemicals” contaminated public US water systems. The family of ubiquitous synthetic chemicals – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS – linger in the environment and the human […]

June 2, 2023

Global brands lied about toxic “forever chemicals,” new study claims

Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/, June 2, 2023 By: Irvina Ivanova Companies making so-called “forever chemicals” knew they were toxic decades before health officials, but kept that information hidden from the public, according to a peer-reviewed study of previously secret industry documents. The new study in the Annals of Global Health concluded that 3M and DuPont, the largest makers […]

June 1, 2023

City finalizing agreement with NH on contamination at former rail yard in West Lebanon

Source: https://www.vnews.com/, June 1, 2023 The completion of an environmental assessment at the former Westboro Rail Yard moves the city closer to acquiring nearly 7 acres of state-owned land for creation a riverfront park. The study is a crucial step toward finalizing an agreement for the property between state and city officials. Under this agreement, […]

June 1, 2023

Shadow fleets, fire risks among the biggest concerns for shipping industry: AGCS

Source: https://www.advisen.com/, June 1, 2023 By: Alex Zank Shadow tanker fleets transporting Russian oil and an uptick in losses from highly flammable cargo are among the most significant risks facing the shipping industry today, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s (AGCS) Safety & Shipping Review 2023 report. The number of vessels deemed total losses dropped to […]

May 31, 2023

WA AG sues PFAS manufacturers, seeks money for cleanup of drinking water

Source: https://www.seattletimes.com/, May 30, 2023 By: Isabella Breda and Manuel Villa The state attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit against nearly two dozen manufacturers of so-called “forever chemicals,” asserting the companies knew about their risks to the environment and humans for decades but lied and kept that knowledge hidden from the government and public to protect […]

May 30, 2023

The Terrorism Threat in Construction

Source: https://axaxl.com/, April 21, 2023 By: Morgan Shrubb and Kristen Hoskinson Construction projects are susceptible to all sorts of loss exposures – pollution, weather events, worker accidents, theft and more. However, in a changing environment in which political activism and active shooter incidents are increasingly more frequent, the construction owners are now taking on risks […]

May 30, 2023

Georgia Denim Mill settles lawsuit by agreeing to ban on PFAS chemicals – Sourcing Journal

Source: https://georgialawnews.com/, May 20, 2023 America’s largest denim manufacturing facility and supplier to well-known jeans brands will stop using PFAS after a lawsuit over its wastewater emissions. The lawsuit alleged that the plant discharges approximately 3.2 million gallons of PFAS- and chemical-contaminated wastewater daily into the Trion Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant, which was unable to […]

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