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February 27, 2024

Groundwater Contamination Found At Redeveloped Thruway Plaza In Nanuet Prompts Brownfield Cleanup

Source: https://rcbizjournal.com/, February 26, 2024 Thruway Plaza at 308-330 Route 59 in Nanuet has applied to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Brownfield Cleanup Program to remediate chlorinated solvents and petroleum products in the groundwater at the site. The likely source of the groundwater pollution was a dry-cleaning facility that operated at the […]

February 27, 2024

Northeast Iowa dairy farm fined for contaminating creek

Source: https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/, February 26, 2024 By: Jared Strong A dairy farm near Decorah that has been repeatedly cited by state regulators for manure releases was recently fined $8,000 for contaminating a tributary of a prominent creek that flows through the town. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources found in April 2023 that the farm operated […]

February 26, 2024

San Diego sues developers over contaminated soil in local landfill

Source: https://www.courthousenews.com/, February 23, 2024 By: Sam Ribakoff The city of San Diego is suing a local developer after it says the developer dumped contaminated soil in a local landfill. The complaint, filed on Thursday in San Diego Superior Court, claims that Manchester Financial Group and a subcontractor, AMG Demolition & Environmental Service, breached their […]

February 26, 2024

Jefferson County airport sued for noise, lead contamination

Source: https://denvergazette.com/, February 24, 2024 By: Scott Weiser More than 400 residents of Superior’s Rock Creek subdivision filed a lawsuit against neighboring Jefferson County, owner of the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, complaining that noise and alleged pollution from leaded aviation fuel are affecting their well-being and devaluing their homes. The residents of the subdivision claim […]

February 26, 2024

Rising cancer cases linked to North Carolina state building with detected PCBs

Source: https://www.ehn.org/, February 12, 2024 More than 50 individuals have reported cancer diagnoses after working in Poe Hall at NC State, where PCBs, known carcinogens, have been found. Keely Arthur reports for WRAL. In short: More than 50 people have contacted WRAL News about their cancer diagnoses, which they believe are linked to working in Poe […]

February 23, 2024

To OCIP or Not to OCIP, That Is the Question – Pros and Cons of Wrap-Up Construction Insurance

Source: https://www.jdsupra.com/, February 15, 2024 By: MIchael Jefferson, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Is an Owner Controlled Insurance Program right for you? Developers and owners often find that obtaining insurance coverage for their construction projects can be confusing and unnecessarily complicated. When dealing with construction projects in excess of $50 million, an Owner Controlled Insurance Program […]

February 22, 2024

City of Vancouver suing three contractors over Granville Bridge work

Source: https://canada.constructconnect.com/, February 20, 2024 By: Jean Sorensen The City of Vancouver has filed a notice of claim in B.C. Supreme Court against three contractors for what it is alleging to be defects and deficiencies in rehabilitation work on the Granville Bridge carried out between 2019 and 2021. The three defendants are Associated Engineering Ltd., Graham […]

February 22, 2024

Cedar-Sinai Sues Insurer for Alleged Pollution Cleanup Coverage Denial

Source: https://www.westsidecurrent.com/, February 16, 2024 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is suing an insurance company for allegedly breaching a contract to provide pollution cleanup cost coverage at its facilities that were associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Cedars-Sinai’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit seeks unspecified damages with interest from AIG Specialty Insurance Co. as well as attorneys’ fees […]

February 21, 2024

Dead livestock and poisoned water — Texas farmers sue over PFAS contamination

Source: https://www.ehn.org/, February 21, 2024 By: Shannon Kelleher Two Texas farm families have seen their health decline, their pets and livestock sickened and killed, their water poisoned and and their property values wiped out due to high levels of chemical contamination linked to a company marketing treated sewage sludge as a fertilizer and soil conditioner, […]

February 21, 2024

Chemicals from a polluted site in Johnston may be leaching into homes. Who owns it?

Source: https://www.providencejournal.com/, February 21, 2024 By: Alex Kuffner A defunct machine-parts factory that contaminated wells around Peck Hill Road decades ago may again be threatening public health in the area, this time through vapor-forming solvents possibly entering nearby homes and businesses. Environmental authorities have obtained a warrant to access the 4-acre site on Peck Hill Road […]

February 21, 2024

Biden’s climate law fines oil companies for methane pollution. The bill is coming due.

Source: https://grist.org/, February 20, 2024 By: Naveena Sadasivam The Inflation Reduction Act, the 2021 U.S. climate law abbreviated IRA, primarily reduces emissions through financial incentives, rather than binding rules. But in addition to all its well-known carrots, lawmakers quietly included a smaller number of sticks — particularly when it comes to the potent greenhouse gas methane, […]

February 15, 2024

Hotel warns guests not to take a shower due to Legionnaires’ concerns at building

Source: https://www.nj.com/, February 14, 2024 By: Karin Price Mueller The Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel is warning guests at the check-in desk not to take showers at the hotel because of ongoing water testing after two guests last year were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, a serious form of pneumonia. In a letter handed to guests when they check in, the hotel […]

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