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January 27, 2023

Town brings legal action in lawsuit against 3M, DuPont and other chemical companies for PFAS contamination

Source: https://www.chathamnewsrecord.com/, January 26, 2023 The town of Pittsboro filed a lawsuit against the chemical companies responsible for the PFAS contamination of the town’s property and water supply, town officials announced early Thursday evening. The lawsuit is a civil action and was filed in the Chatham County Superior Court’s General Court of Justice, and follows a […]

January 27, 2023

Contamination complicates Bridgeport’s sale of Sikorsky Airport

Source: https://www.ctpost.com/, January 26, 2023 By: Brian Lockhart It could cost millions of dollars to clean up tainted dirt at Sikorsky Memorial Airport, and responsibility for that hefty bill has to be determined before the city can move ahead with the pending sale of the facility. “There’s no doubt we continue to have an interest […]

January 27, 2023

Judge: Insurer Must Defend, Indemnify Contractor Accused of Negligence in Building Collapse

Source: https://www.law.com/, January 26, 2023 A federal judge ruled Tuesday that an insurer is obligated to defend and indemnify a Boston contractor accused in an underlying $1.14 million lawsuit for negligently causing the collapse of a four-story brick building during renovations. Capitol Specialty Insurance Co. sought a declaratory judgment in the U.S. District Court for the District […]

January 26, 2023

Georgia-Pacific to pay former mill Superfund site cleanup cost

Source: https://www.conwaydailysun.com/, January 25, 2023 By: Barbara Tetreault Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products has agreed to cover the estimated $5.1 million cost of the cleanup and remediation work for the Chlor-Alkali Superfund site on the former Burgess mill property. The pulp and paper company will also reimburse the federal Environmental Protection Agency $7.6 million and the N.H. […]

January 25, 2023

Md. sues owners of Cheverly dump for numerous environmental and pollution violations

Source: https://wtop.com/, January 24, 2023 By: John Domen By all accounts, the 3-acre plot of land near the Cheverly Metro in Maryland is a dump. The only building on the site, a former recycling center, burned down in a two-alarm fire in 2019, and now the lot is full of trash. There are mattresses, tires, construction […]

January 25, 2023

Nashville apartment complex suggests residents move due to faulty crane

Source: https://www.wsmv.com/, January 5, 2023 By: Tosin Fakile Some residents of an apartment building in the Gulch are calling for answers from Yates Construction Company after some at the building had to temporarily evacuate due to safety concerns from a crane with foundation issues hanging over their building. Last month WSMV4 showed the crane, which […]

January 23, 2023

Pennsylvania Adopts Maximum Contaminant Level for PFOA and PFOS in Drinking Water and EPA is Not Far Behind

Source: https://www.lexology.com/, January 18, 2023 By: Bryan P. Franey, Manko Gold Katcher & Fox On January 14, 2023, Pennsylvania adopted a final rule establishing a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in drinking water. The final rule establishes an MCL of 14 parts per trillion (ppt) for PFOA and […]

January 23, 2023

Heating oil ‘erroneously’ delivered to Pa. home that doesn’t use oil ends up in nearby waterway

Source: https://www.pennlive.com/, January 18, 2023 By: Deb Kiner A home in Ferguson Twp., Centre County, that does not use heating oil received a delivery of the fuel that made its way into the sump pump and into a nearby waterway earlier this month. According to a news release from the township, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental […]

January 23, 2023

Hazardous Materials on a Construction Site? Six Steps a Contractor Should Take

Source: https://learn.aiacontracts.com/, December 20, 2022 It is not uncommon for contractors to encounter hazardous materials like asbestos on a construction site, especially when working on buildings that were constructed prior to the 1976 enactment of the Toxic Substances Control Act that banned the use of PCB manufactured products.  From a risk management perspective, both in […]

January 17, 2023

Agriculture pollutes underground drinking water in Minnesota. Well owners pay the price.

Source: https://minnesotareformer.com/, January 17, 2023 By: Madison McVan The water that pours out of the taps at Jeff Broberg’s house is crystal clear, refreshing and odorless. But Broberg, 68, doesn’t drink it. The issue is only visible on the molecular scale. Like Broberg, many rural Minnesotans rely on private wells, which tap into groundwater systems […]

January 17, 2023

Locally caught fish are full of dangerous chemicals called PFAS, study finds

Source: https://www.cnn.com/, January 17, 2023 By: Sandee LaMotte Fish caught in the fresh waters of the nation’s streams and rivers and the Great Lakes contain dangerously high levels of PFOS, short for perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, a known synthetic toxin phased out by the federal government, according to a study of data from the US Environmental Protection […]

January 17, 2023

No Coverage for Food Plant that Paid $2M to Avoid Shutdown and Potential Business-Interruption Claim

Source: https://www.claimsjournal.com/, January 9, 2023 By: Jim Sams Ken’s Foods would likely have filed a $10 million business-interruption claim had it not spent $2 million to upgrade its wastewater treatment system, the company’s lawyer says. That doesn’t mean its insurer has a common-law duty to reimburse the company for that cost, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial […]

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