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June 1, 2020

Arizona company ordered to pay $5 million for arsenic leak from old mine

Source:, May 29, 2020 By: Ian James Arizona environmental regulators say the Hillside Mine once produced gold, copper, silver, lead and zinc. But the operation in the hills of Yavapai County shut down in about 1950, and mining hasn’t resumed since. Read more.

June 1, 2020

BNSF railroad to clean up lead waste at Iowa property

Source:, May 26, 2020 By: Dean Welte Federal officials say BNSF railroad has agreed to clean up 2 million pounds of broken glass from televisions and computer monitors that contains lead at a property it bought in Sioux City, Iowa, several years ago. Read more.

June 1, 2020

Lawsuit: Mill still polluting Potomac Says tests show high levels of lead, mercury in paper plant runoff

Source: Capital (Annapolis, MD), May 30, 2020 Posted on: Though shuttered for a year, a Western Maryland paper mill’s byproducts continue to pollute the Potomac River, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh charged in a federal lawsuit. The suit filed Thursday, the latest in a battle against the Luke Mill in Allegany County, stems from […]

May 28, 2020

BNSF railroad to clean up lead waste at Iowa property

Source:, May 28, 2020 Federal officials say BNSF railroad has agreed to clean up 2 million pounds of broken glass from televisions and computer monitors that contains lead at a property it bought in Sioux City several years ago. The Environmental Protection Agency says the glass from cathode ray tube monitors was left at the […]

May 28, 2020

Restrictions expanded near former Wurtsmith air base after PFAS found in most wildlife

Source:, May 28, 2020 By: Keith Matheny State officials last year — too quietly, some contend — expanded hunting and fishing restrictions at Clark’s Marsh, near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, after scientific studies showed excessive levels of PFAS in virtually every living creature tested from the area. Algae, snails, tadpoles, dragonflies, crayfish and minnow-type small […]

May 28, 2020

Cleanup to begin at contaminated ballfield

Source:, May 28, 2020 The Town of Oyster Bay has announced that remediation of the long-shuttered contaminated ballfield at Bethpage Community Park is slated to get underway this summer. This week, final construction of a thermal well is being conducted, which will remove soil contaminants at the former Grumman dumpsite through a project performed […]

May 26, 2020

Orange County water districts consider massive lawsuit over PFAS contamination

Source:, May 22, 2020 By: Martin Wisckol Nine Orange County water agencies have retained a legal team to study whether to file suit to recoup the $1 billion or more it could cost to purify drinking water in local wells contaminated with PFAS chemicals and to pay for more expensive imported water in the […]

May 22, 2020

State requires U.S. Department of Energy to remove 10 buildings at contaminated Santa Susana Field Lab

Source:, May 20, 2020 By: Olga Grigoryants, The U.S. Department of Energy agreed on Tuesday, May 20, to remove 10 contaminated buildings at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory tucked away in the hills above the San Fernando and Simi valleys and used during the Cold War-era to test rocket systems and nuclear reactors. Under […]

May 22, 2020

Navy’s PFAS Contamination of Chesapeake Bay

Source: And Maryland’s Plan to Test Local Water & Oysters This article has two parts.  The first examines how the Patuxent River Naval Air Station (Pax River) used toxic firefighting foam in fire-fighting exercises near the beach at Hog Point for years that resulted in PFAS poisoning oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. The second […]

May 22, 2020

IDEM Faces Lawsuit For Not Paying Companies For Gas Station Cleanups

Source:, May 19, 2020 By: Rebecca Thiele The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is facing a class action lawsuit over who can get reimbursed for cleaning up leaking underground gas tanks through a state fund. The environmental engineering firm Golars, some of the gas station owners it serves, and the United States Small Business […]

May 22, 2020

Air samples find Aspergillus mold once again at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Source:, May 19, 2020 By: Kara Kostanich There’s been another discovery of aspergillus mold at Seattle Children’s. A routine air test check detected low levels of what Children’s is calling “fungal spores” in several OR’s and an equipment storage room in the last few weeks. It’s problem that’s plagued the hospital for almost 20 […]

May 14, 2020

Court Rejects Umbrella Coverage for Oil Spill Cleanup Costs where Underlying Insurance Requirements were Not Satisfied

Source:, May 14, 2020 On May 6, 2020, a Montana federal court ruled that an insurer was not obligated to cover $1 million in cleanup costs incurred by an umbrella policyholder after spilling 238 barrels of crude oil and 1,200 barrels of production water into tail-water of the North Chinook Reservoir. In reaching that […]

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