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July 10, 2020

State to move ahead with $953K gas plant cleanup plan in Auburn

Source: https://auburnpub.com/, July 10, 2020 Following a public comment period that was extended because of the coronavirus outbreak, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced a pollution cleanup plan at an electrical substation site in Auburn. The DEC announced this week that it has chosen a $953,000 remediation plan at a New York State […]

July 9, 2020

Cancer-causing chemicals found in well water from airport’s firefighting foam

Source: https://www.ack.net/, July 9, 2020 By: Brian Bushard & John Lavenburg The flame-retardant firefighting foam Noah Karberg has seen sprayed in test exercises at Nantucket Memorial Airport has grown into one of the airport’s biggest concerns. The foam contains potentially cancer-causing contaminants called polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS. They’re pervasive chemicals that seep into […]

July 8, 2020

LAWSUIT CLAIM: GL Homes Delivered Seven Bridges Home With Mold, Air, Window, Other Defects

Source: https://bocanewsnow.com/, July 8, 2020 Builder GL Homes — operating as GL Building Corp. — and several related companies are facing a lawsuit in Palm Beach County Circuit Court filed by one of the first homeowners in the community of Seven Bridges. The new home was sold for just under $1M to buyers from Cold […]

July 8, 2020

City of Beatrice Gets Some Certainty on Monitoring Cleanup Site

Source: https://www.newschannelnebraska.com/, July 8, 2020 By: Doug Kennedy The good news for the City of Beatrice is that it will not have to monitor an environmental cleanup site forever. The bad news is that it may seem like it. The Beatrice City Council Monday night approved an amended agreement with State Environmental officials to monitor […]

July 8, 2020

Village claims Cargill, others contaminated its water. Now it wants $3M

Source: https://www.daytondailynews.com/, July 7, 2020 By: Ismail Turay, Jr. The village of Camden has filed a lawsuit against food processing giant Cargill Inc. and two other companies seeking to recover more than $3 million the municipality spent after it alleges salt from the businesses contaminated its drinking water. In the lawsuit, filed in the Preble […]

July 7, 2020

Fairmont HS disinfects water after positive test, Legionnaires’ case

Source: https://www.daytondailynews.com/, July 1, 2020 By: Jeremy P. Kelley Kettering City Schools are disinfecting the water system at Fairmont High School after an employee was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease and Legionella bacteria was found in four water samples in the building. District spokeswoman Kari Basson said the employee, one of the few working in the […]

July 7, 2020

Cleanup continues for Totuava Beach diesel spill

Source: https://www.lagunabeachindy.com/, July 3, 2020 By: Daniel Langhorne State water regulators don’t know how long it will take to complete the cleanup of a 2,100-gallon diesel spill at Mission Hospital that polluted Totuava Beach nearly two months ago. The hospital and its consultants are getting closer to meeting environmental requirements but have not yet satisfied […]

July 7, 2020

Cleanup plan announced for site of toxic green ooze in Madison Heights

Source: https://www.clickondetroit.com/, June 30, 2020 By: Priya Mann It’s been nearly seven months since toxic green ooze started leaking along I-696 in Oakland County. The ooze was later linked to the Electroplating Services building along 10 Mile Road. Work is being done to make sure the source of the green ooze is cleaned up permanently. […]

July 2, 2020

US transfers care for towns polluted with asbestos to state

Source: https://abcnews.go.com/, July 1, 2020 By: Matthew Brown State regulators are taking over maintenance of a decades-long environmental cleanup in two northwestern Montana towns where lung-damaging asbestos contamination has been blamed in hundreds of deaths. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday transferred responsibility for protecting the towns of Libby and Troy from further contamination […]

July 2, 2020

Michigan, EPA announce plan to clean up ‘green ooze’ site

Source: https://www.bigrapidsnews.com/, July 1, 2020 Groundwater contamination at the former Electro-Plating services facility that was determined to be the source of a green ooze leak last year will be treated by injecting chemicals into the soil and treating the contaminants in place. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state announced a plan on Tuesday […]

July 2, 2020

Panel of scientists recommends stronger guidelines on PFAS

Source: Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), July 1, 2020 Posted on: https://www.advisen.com/ A panel of scientists has recommended that all forms of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) used in waterproofing, nonstick cookware, fightfighting foams and other heat – and stain – resistant uses be classified collectively as problematic and restricted in uses. PFAS — made by […]

July 1, 2020

Miami-Dade advised to sue over forever chemicals

Source: https://www.miamitodaynews.com/, July 1, 2020 By: Jesse Scheckner Miami-Dade has sufficient legal standing to sue – and should sue – the makers of so-called “forever chemicals,” a class of some 4,000 substances prevalent in the water supply linked to cancer and birth defects, County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams has confirmed. A recommendation from Ms. Price-Williams’ office […]

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