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October 28, 2020

Wisconsin City’s Failure to Report Contamination Site Deemed an ‘Oversight’

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, October 28, 2020 By: Danielle Kaeding A 2015 report identified hazardous substances on the site of the Sheboygan Municipal Armory near Lake Michigan, but contamination was only recently reported to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at the request of state environmental regulators. Now, the DNR is directing the city to investigate and […]

October 28, 2020

Chemicals found in well as investigation continues into contamination at Fairfield dairy farm

Source: https://www.centralmaine.com/, October 27, 2020 By: Molly Shelly While a dairy farm in Fairfield has had its products taken off the shelves since June following the discovery of high levels of so-called “forever chemicals” in its milk, a nearby resident says she recently found out her well water has been contaminated with the same chemicals. […]

October 27, 2020

State says Saranac Lake airport contaminated by PFAS

Source: https://www.timesunion.com/, October 26, 2020 By: Ry Rivard The state last week labeled the Adirondack Regional Airport, a town-owned airfield near Saranac Lake, a hazardous waste site. Like hundreds of other airports across the country, Adirondack Regional over the years sprayed firefighting foam that contains chemicals now known to cause cancer and other health problems. These persistent “forever chemicals,” […]

October 27, 2020

NH Sues Monsanto, Solutia, Inc., and Pharmacia for PCB Contamination

Source: http://indepthnh.org/, October 27, 2020 Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Gov. Chris Sununu announce that the state has filed suit against several manufacturers of polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs. The state has sued Monsanto Company, Solutia, Inc., and Pharmacia LLC for contamination of public property, surface water, sediment, fish, wildlife, marine resources, and other natural […]

October 27, 2020

Can You Get Stuck With Stucco? Coverage Under An EIFS Exclusion For Property Damage Caused By Construction Defects

Source: https://www.mondaq.com/, October 22, 2020 By: Kathy Maus and J. Blake Hunter, Butler Weihmuller Latz Craig LLP Many commercial general liability policies contain an exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) exclusion, which bars coverage under specific circumstances when EIFS is used in construction. EIFS is also known as synthetic stucco and generally refers to a […]

October 27, 2020

Details Emerge On PFAS Contaminants In East Bay Township

Source: https://www.traverseticker.com/, October 27, 2020 By: Beth Milligan Approximately 20 households in East Bay Township could have drinking wells contaminated with PFAS chemicals linked to cancer and other health risks – with state and local health officials seeking to test the properties, provide bottled water as a short-term safety precaution, and potentially switch the homes […]

October 26, 2020

Weed Elementary building closed after discovery of dangerous black mold

Source: https://www.mtshastanews.com/, October 23, 2020 By: Skye Kinkade A severe infestation of black mold that’s the result of water damage from a snowstorm last year is prompting an emergency at Weed Elementary School. The building that houses the office, library, and two special day classrooms is being evacuated and sealed off, said principal/superintendent Jon Ray. […]

October 26, 2020

Why Reports of Legionnaires’ Disease Are on the Rise in the United States

Source: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/, October 22, 2020 By: Lynne Peeples Before her 73-year-old mom contracted Legionnaires’ disease at a nursing home earlier this year, Monique Barlow knew little about the deadly pneumonia and the waterborne pathogen that causes it. “Until then, I didn’t give it much thought,” says Barlow. “I didn’t even really know what it was.” […]

October 22, 2020

N.J. chemical company sues, says it didn’t cause pollution it paid $3.5M to clean up

Source: https://www.nj.com/, October 22, 2020 By: Bill Duhart A South Jersey chemical manufacturer has filed a lawsuit accusing a nearby refinery of being the source of water pollution for which the manufacturer has paid “millions” to remediate for more than a decade. Solvay Specialty Polymers — which had operated a facility in West Deptford, about 3 miles […]

October 22, 2020

Defending Against Construction Delay Claims

Source: https://www.law.com/, October 22, 2020 By: Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt Delays are inevitable in construction. They can also cause the project owner to lose a lot of money resulting from contractor claims, loss of use of the project, the cost of construction funding and other damages which are incurred when a project extends beyond the scheduled […]

October 21, 2020

An idle Venezuelan tanker with millions of gallons of oil is creating panic in Trinidad

Source: Miami Herald, October 20, 2020 Posted on: https://www.advisen.com/ More than 20 months after a Venezuelan oil tanker carrying nearly 55 million gallons of crude oil was abandoned off the country’s northern coast following tightened U.S. sanctions, inspectors from neighboring Trinidad and Tobago will finally get a chance to see for themselves if the idle […]

October 20, 2020

South Carolina School District Faces $3M in Repairs from Mold Damage

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, October 20, 2020 Officials for a South Carolina school district say it could cost up to $3 million to fix damage and prevent the future spread of mold that was discovered in two buildings. Construction workers found the mold from high water activity inside the walls of a Beaufort County elementary school and […]

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