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August 5, 2022

New Harbor Bridge at risk of ‘collapse’ under current design, TxDOT says

Source: https://www.kiiitv.com/, August 4, 2022 By: Wes Wilson The new Harbor Bridge has design flaws so significant that the Texas Department of Transportation said “the bridge would collapse under certain load conditions” should developer Flatiron Dragados LLC (FDLLC) finish the bridge without making design changes. TxDOT on Thursday released the contents of a letter it […]

August 4, 2022

One dead, 11 sickened in Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in California county

Source: https://wfin.com/, August 4, 2022 Health officials are investigating a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in a northern California county. Twelve residents of Napa County have been diagnosed and hospitalized with the rare lung infection since July 11, according to Napa County Public Health. Among those, one person has died and three people remain hospitalized, […]

August 4, 2022

PFAS: The latest toxic concern for those near fracking

Source: https://www.ehn.org/, August 4, 2022 By: Kristina Marusic For more than a decade, Bryan Latkanich has discussed his concerns about fracking chemicals contaminating the water and air near his home with anyone who would listen. Latkanich is a resident of Washington County, Pennsylvania, one of the state’s most heavily fracked regions. In 2020, an Environmental […]

August 3, 2022

Hazardous chemical spill in Huron River sparks warnings to avoid the water

Source: https://www.detroitnews.com/, August 2, 2022 By: Candice Williams State health officials are recommending that residents and their pets avoid contact with parts of the Huron River watershed following the release of a hazardous chemical linked to cancer. The affected area is the Huron River between North Wixom in Oakland County and Kensington roads in Livingston County, according to […]

August 3, 2022

Pollution: ‘Forever chemicals’ in rainwater exceed safe levels

Source: https://www.yahoo.com/, August 2, 2022 By: Matt McGrath New research shows that rainwater in most locations on Earth contains levels of chemicals that “greatly exceed” safety levels. These synthetic substances called PFAS are used in non-stick pans, fire-fighting foam and water-repellent clothes. Read more.

August 3, 2022

Risky Business: Solar Energy

Source: axaxl.com Solar power is gaining impressive momentum as a source of alternative energy in North America. In short, solar  power equipment collects the sun’s energy, by using either photovoltaic (PV) panels or concentrated solar power  technology, or both, and converts this energy into electricity. Photovoltaic panels make use of the photovoltaic effect – simply […]

August 2, 2022

Fairborn sues forever chemical manufacturers

Source: https://www.wyso.org/, July 31, 2022 By: Chris Welter The City of Fairborn is suing 32 chemical manufacturers for allegedly contaminating one of the city’s back-up wells with “forever chemicals.” “Forever chemicals,” or PFAS, are extremely difficult to break down because of their strong chemical bonds, so they can end up sticking around for a long time […]

August 1, 2022

Were Dangerous ‘Forever Chemicals’ Released in the Red Hill Fuel Spill? The US Navy Isn’t Saying

Source: https://www.military.com/, July 28, 2022 By: Patricia Kime When fuel spilled from the Navy‘s Red Hill facility in Hawaii and tainted the drinking water for thousands of military homes in Hawaii, it sickened families and forced thousands to evacuate. But did that fuel carry other harmful toxins into people’s homes in the form of so-called forever […]

August 1, 2022

What is Contractor Professional Liability Coverage?

Source: https://www.sdvlaw.com/, July 28, 2022 Contractor professional liability coverage insures against liability that derives from the technical aspects of a construction project – including architectural, engineering, and survey work. It is especially valuable in circumstances where the contractor has design responsibility as part of its project scope, such as in the case of “design build” […]

August 1, 2022

American Airlines lists 12 airports at risk of climate change-related flooding

Source: https://www.businesstraveller.com/, July 28, 2022 By: Tom Otley American Airlines has listed 12 airports at risk of climate change-related flooding in its latest environmental, social and governance (ESG) report. The airports include Miami, New York JFK, Los Angeles and Heathrow, all of which the airline uses ‘as major hubs’. The list has been compiled because the […]

July 28, 2022

What chemical leaked from a tanker at East St. Louis manufacturing plant? Is it harmful?

Source: https://www.bnd.com/, July 28, 2022 By: Lexi Cortes Officials have released more details about an airborne chemical leak over the weekend at an East St. Louis manufacturing plant. A chemical transport trailer containing hydroxyethyl acrylate over-pressurized, possibly due to excessive heating, on Saturday morning at the Allnex USA, Inc. plant, spokeswomen for the company and […]

July 28, 2022

Fairborn suing 3M, BASF, 30 other businesses over water contamination concerns

Source: https://www.daytondailynews.com/, July 27, 2022 By: Nick Blizzard The city of Fairborn is suing 32 businesses, including several corporations which manufacture chemicals, over potential contamination of its water sources. The lawsuit filed in Greene County Common Pleas Court seeks compensation and damages “as a result of actions and/or inactions” of the defendants involving potentially harmful […]

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