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April 18, 2024

Montana Asbestos Victims Want Buffett’s Railroad Company Held Responsible

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, April 18, 2023 An attorney for two people who died of a rare lung cancer argued this week for a jury to hold BNSF Railway responsible for pollution in a small Montana town near the U.S.-Canada border where thousands of people were exposed to toxic asbestos dust. The railroad — now owned by […]

April 17, 2024

Years after a chemical contaminated Paden City’s water supply, residents are still sick and suffering

Source: https://www.register-herald.com/, April 17, 2024 By: Erin Beck Robin Fox remembers the first sign that something was wrong with her husband Mark. “That was three years before we knew about the water,” she said. First, he began slurring his speech. Though Mark was once the picture of health, his muscle function rapidly deteriorated until he […]

April 17, 2024

Construction Defect Claims on the Rise: Understanding the Trends and Impacts

Source: https://riskandinsurance.com/, April 17, 2024 By: Autumn Demberger Construction projects are booming. That’s because demand is returning to its pre-pandemic levels, no longer impeded by mass closures, supply chain stalls or a lack of labor. Businesses and homeowners are looking to build, and the industry is more than happy to oblige. “The pre-COVID building boom, […]

April 17, 2024

Biden administration finalizes long-delayed rule on silica dust exposure

Source: https://thehill.com/, April 16, 2024 By: Zack Budryk The Labor Department on Tuesday issued long-awaited rules governing acceptable levels of exposure to silica dust, a compound linked to terminal breathing issues in miners. Under the final rule, the exposure limit will be lowered to 50 micrograms per cubic foot of air over the course of […]

April 17, 2024

Optimizing Professional Protective Indemnity Coverage

Source: https://www.irmi.com/, April 2, 2024 By: Jeff Slivka Professional protective indemnity coverage is an effective financing mechanism for contractors and owners who are hiring design professionals or engineering firms. Both owners protective indemnity and contractors protective indemnity coverage insure against the risk of catastrophic damages caused by hired design professionals or engineering firms. 1 This added […]

April 16, 2024

Maine sues Monsanto, accusing chemical manufacturer of polluting land, water

Source: https://www.pressherald.com/, April 12, 2023 By: Stephen Singer Monsanto, the giant biochemical manufacturer, knowingly polluted streams, rivers, estuaries and wetlands in Maine for years with PCBs before the carcinogenic chemical compound was banned by federal law in the 1970s, the state said in a lawsuit filed Friday. The suit, filed in Cumberland County Superior Court, accuses Monsanto […]

April 16, 2024

Maine’s former landfills are leaking forever chemicals

Source: https://www.sunjournal.com/, April 15, 2024 By: Penelope Overton Some of Maine’s defunct landfills are leaking potentially harmful forever chemicals into the drinking water supplies of nearby homes at levels that are up to 100 times higher than what Maine deems safe to drink. Data released to the Press Herald show 23 closed landfills from Kittery […]

April 15, 2024

Long Island residents face renewed concerns after discovery of toxic chemicals in graveyard of contaminants

Source: https://www.yahoo.com/, April 13, 2024 Large chemical drums found buried at a local park on Long Island have reignited anger and outrage from area officials and residents who have long feared that the park’s past may be linked to cancer’s prevalence in the community. The latest discovery has left some to believe there are more secrets to […]

April 15, 2024

‘Forever chemicals’: New federal rule may cost SC water utilities millions

Source: https://scnow.com/, April 14, 2024 By: Sammy Fretwell and Morgan Hughes Utilities across South Carolina face hundreds of millions of dollars in costs to cleanse drinking water of harmful “forever chemicals’’ now that the federal government has finalized a rule to make water safe from the potentially cancer-causing toxins. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule, […]

April 15, 2024

The US just beat its goal to permit 25 GW of clean energy by 2025

Source: https://electrek.co/, April 11, 2024 By: Michelle Lewis The US Department of the Interior has now permitted more than 25 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy projects – surpassing its original 25 GW by 2025 goal. 25 GW of clean energy permits by 2024 Once the federally permitted 25 GW comes online, it will be enough […]

April 12, 2024

Explainer: Limits on PFAS in Drinking Water Could Fuel Litigation

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, April 12, 2024 By: Clark Mindock The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized the first federal regulations on toxic “forever chemicals” in drinking water, setting tight limits that essentially require public water systems to all but eliminate their presence in American tap water. The highly anticipated rules target six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, […]

April 11, 2024

Indiana Attorney General launches massive lawsuit against manufacturers of ‘forever chemicals’

Source:https://www.953wiki.com/, April 11, 2024 Attorney General Todd Rokita today announced a lawsuit against 22 companies that, contrary to law, continued manufacturing substances known as “forever chemicals” despite these same companies possessing overwhelming evidence the substances posed serious health risks. “We’re taking action today to hold these companies accountable for their clear violation of laws designed […]

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