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June 15, 2021

Fuel Leak In Delaware County Causing Environmental Issues In Nearby Areas

Source:, June 13, 2021 By: Howard Monroe As crews work to clean up a massive fuel spill in Delaware County, it’s now causing environmental issues in other nearby areas. Chopper 3 was over the scene in Brookhaven. Investigators say a spill at a gas station is to blame, but the exact details are still […]

June 15, 2021

Toxic chemicals found at California military installations, bill introduced to clean up

Source:, June 13, 2021 Sen. Alex Padilla said he and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand have introduced two bills to help clean up toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals found at military installations, including many in California. Read more.

June 15, 2021

Illinois chemical plant fire: Rockton orders mandatory evacuations, fire expected to burn for days

Source:, June 14, 2021 By: Greg Norman & Louis Casiano Authorities in Illinois have decided to let a massive fire at a chemical plant that began Monday morning with a large explosion burn the chemical product off, which could continue for several days. “We can’t speculate how long it will take to put out the fire,” […]

June 15, 2021

Managing environmental exposures amid rising natural disaster risks

Source:, June 14, 2021 By: David Schecter Natural catastrophes pose an increasing threat to businesses across the United States and, in particular, to industrial sites where one of the potential impacts is a pollution release with long-term ramifications. As natural catastrophes, from wildfires to flooding, become more frequent, organizations need to be well prepared and alert […]

June 11, 2021

Seed companies to shoulder cost, burden of cleaning up troubled AltEn ethanol plant

Source:, June 10, 2021 By: Chris Dunker Six companies that sent pesticide-treated seed to AltEn are assuming the responsibility of cleaning up contaminated solid and liquid waste at the now-defunct ethanol plant south of Mead. The coalition calling itself the AltEn Facility Response Group includes seed industry giants Bayer, Corteva Agriscience, Syngenta, AgReliant Genetics, […]

June 10, 2021

In pollution claim, ‘sudden’ could mean several months, court finds

Source:, June 8, 2021 By: Greg Meckbach Insurance coverage for a “sudden and accidental” release of diesel fuel can include a discharge that continued over several months, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has ruled in a commercial coverage dispute. As a result of Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. v. Halifax Regional Municipality, released June 3, […]

June 10, 2021

Soaring contamination causes shutdown of Tucson water treatment plant

Source:, June 9, 2021 By: Rick Wiley The groundwater on Tucson’s south side has become so contaminated that Tucson Water will soon shut down the plant that’s been treating it for 27 years. Although city officials say the plant has always delivered water that’s safe to drink, they can’t guarantee that any longer because […]

June 10, 2021

Cumberland County Considering Legal Action Against Chemical Company For Water Contamination

Source:, June 9, 2021 By: Celeste Gracia The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners is hiring an outside law firm as they consider legal action against Chemours. On Monday, county commissioners unanimously voted to hire a law firm recommended by the county attorney. At a news conference afterwards, officials explained that they want funding from […]

June 8, 2021

Heating Oil Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) in the Basement of a Multi-Family Residential Tower

Source: SiriusPoint Environmental A lending institution wanted to offer a loan to refinance a 45-story multi-family residential tower in New York. The boilers in the basement had historically been fueled by heating oil that was stored on-site in several large USTs buried beneath the basement floor. The USTs were no longer in use and had […]

June 8, 2021

Former Dry Cleaner in a Shopping Center

Source: SiriusPoint Environmental A bank was looking to provide financing for the acquisition of a multi-tenant commercial shopping center in Chicago. The issue holding up the negotiations was their concern with potential environmental impacts from an on-site dry cleaner that had operated for decades prior to vacating the site in the late 1990’s. A limited […]

June 4, 2021

‘Our home stinks for many hours’: SC women sue pulp mill over ‘rotten-egg’ odor

Source:, June 3, 2021 By: Joe Marusak and Andrew Dys Two York County women have filed a second class-action lawsuit against a pulp mill whose foul-smelling emissions they say are invading their homes and sickening them and other Carolinians. A “very foul stench occurs quite often, usually at night,” Rock Hill homeowner Ethel Piercey […]

June 3, 2021

Faulty weld suspected for I-40 bridge fracture

Source:, May 27, 2021 By: Noel Oman A bad weld is suspected as the cause of the significant fracture found in a 900-foot steel beam on the Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River at Memphis, according to a top Arkansas Department of Transportation official. The suspicion prompted the agency to accept the recommendation […]

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