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July 16, 2021

2 Cases Of Legionnaires’ Disease Linked To Albert Lea Hotel, MDH Says

Source: https://minnesota-cbslocal-com.cdn.ampproject.org/, July 10, 2021 Minnesota health officials have traced back two cases of Legionnaires’ disease to a hotel in Albert Lea. Two people from unrelated groups were hospitalized after they spent time in the pool and hot tub area of the hotel in the last weekend of June. One person has been discharged, while […]

July 16, 2021

DuPont, Chemours, Corteva to pay Delaware millions over damage from PFAS or ‘forever chemicals’

Source: https://www.delawareonline.com/, July 13, 2021 By: Jeff Neiburg DuPont, Chemours and Corteva will pay millions of dollars to the state of Delaware, according to a settlement reached between the Delaware Department of Justice and the three companies – an agreement that holds the companies responsible for decades of damage done to Delaware’s environment through toxic chemicals known as […]

July 16, 2021

Pesticide caused kids’ brain damage, California lawsuits say

Source: Associated Press, July 12, 2021 Posted on: https://www.advisen.com/ Lawsuits filed Monday in California seek potential class-action damages from Dow Chemical and its successor company over a widely used bug killer linked to brain damage in children. Chlorpyrifos is approved for use on more than 80 crops, including oranges, berries, grapes, soybeans, almonds and walnuts, […]

July 16, 2021

Because Fracking Wasn’t Already Toxic Enough, the Oil and Gas Industry Decided to Add ‘Forever Chemicals’ to the Mix

Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/, July 13, 2021 By: Hannah Murphy A fresh hazard has been uncovered in the oil and gas industry: For the past decade, the Environmental Protection Agency has knowingly allowed oil companies to use chemicals that could break down into PFAS — a class of highly toxic, long-lasting compounds also known as “forever chemicals,” […]

July 16, 2021

Overflows cause 60,000 gallons of wastewater to enter Tampa Bay area waterways

Source: https://www-wtsp-com.cdn.ampproject.org, July 9, 2021 By: Jillian Olsen Heavy rains and a system failure are to blame for 60,110 gallons of wastewater entering waterways around the Tampa Bay area on July 3. Reports filed with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection show issues in the City of Tampa began around 4:22 p.m. Read more.

July 13, 2021

What caused the Surfside condominium building to collapse?

Source: https://www.propertycasualty360.com/, July 6, 2021 By: Christine G. Barlow, CPCU On June 24th, a large condominium building collapsed in the middle of the night in Surfside, Florida, a town several miles north of Miami. About 55 of the building’s 136 units collapsed within seconds. As of July 6, 32 people have been confirmed dead, and another […]

July 13, 2021

Minnesota: Legionnaires’ disease cases linked to Ramada by Wyndham Albert Lea hotel

Source: http://outbreaknewstoday.com/, July 10, 2021 Minnesota state health officials report investigating  two laboratory-confirmed cases so far among people from unrelated groups who were at the Ramada by Wyndham Albert Lea and spent time in the pool/hot tub area around the last weekend of June. These people became ill between late June and early July. One […]

July 13, 2021

Construction company sued over water run-off

Source: https://news.yahoo.com/, July 9, 2021 By: william Dean A lawsuit claims negligence during construction of Oak Hill Estates caused significant water damage to their property. The suit, filed by Ed Dunn Road residents Kenneth and Jessica Davis, seeks monetary relief for damages, interests, punitive damages, legal costs and other relief deemed appropriate. Read more.

July 12, 2021

NJ towns sue makers of ‘forever chemicals,’ saying companies must pay for cleanup

Source: https://www.njspotlight.com/, July 9, 2021 By: Jon Hurdle Four New Jersey towns and an investor-owned water supplier are suing 3M, DuPont and other makers of PFAS — so-called forever chemicals — saying the companies knew their products would contaminate drinking water but continued to sell them, and must now pay for their cleanup. Camden and […]

July 7, 2021

Polluters, Not Taxpayers, Should Pay to Clean Up Environmental Damage: EU Auditors

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, July 6, 2021 By: Kate Abnett Taxpayers are too often being forced to pay to clean up environmental damage while the companies responsible dodge the costs, the European Court of Auditors said on Monday. The European Union’s executive Commission will propose rules this year to force companies to find and fix risks to […]

July 6, 2021

Hurricane Andrew transformed Florida’s building codes. The Champlain Towers collapse could usher in a new era of regulations.

Source: The Washington Post, June 30, 2021 Posted on: https://www.advisen.com/ Shortly after 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 24, 1992, meteorologist Bryan Norcross grabbed his notebook and stepped off the set of WTVJ, Miami’s NBC affiliate, to head for the safest place in the station. “When you see us move, and you’re watching us, we want you […]

July 2, 2021

Airport sues over PFAS pollution in Snake River Aquifer

Source: https://www.jhnewsandguide.com/, June 30, 2021 By: Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole Airport is joining a consolidated lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of South Carolina that charges aviation firefighting foam manufacturers with knowingly keeping quiet the health hazard of one of their product’s chemical constituents: polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. To date there are over 500 plaintiffs […]

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