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September 2, 2021

‘Forever Chemicals’ Found in Groundwater Near Military Bases

Source:, September 1, 2021 By: John Flesher High levels of toxic, widely used “forever chemicals” contaminate groundwater around at least six military sites in the Great Lakes region, according to U.S. Department of Defense records that an environmental group released Tuesday. The Environmental Working Group said PFAS, an abbreviation for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, […]

September 2, 2021

AirCom sues 23 chemical companies over PFAS

Source:, September 2, 2021 By: David Creed The Nantucket Airport Commission is suing 23 chemical companies, along with up to 20 so-called “Doe defendants” (identities unknown at this time) for harm done to airport property and the costs associated with investigating, remediating and monitoring groundwater wells contaminated with PFAS. “Defendants have caused great harm […]

August 31, 2021

‘Forever chemicals’ from Navy lab flowing into Chesapeake Bay

Source:, August 30, 2021 By: Timothy B. Wheeler David Harris grew up on a farm next door to the Naval Research Laboratory – Chesapeake Bay Detachment. He recalls camping with his scout troop on the 168-acre base overlooking the Bay and drinking water from the small stream that flows from the Navy property onto his family’s […]

August 30, 2021

Hampton hotel hit with more lawsuits over 2018 Legionnaires’ outbreak

Source:, August 27, 2021 by: Jason Schreiber A Hampton hotel is facing new lawsuits over a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak three years ago that killed two people and sickened dozens of others. Four additional suits were filed this week against Sands Resort Management Co. Inc. and its representatives by people who stayed at the hotel […]

August 30, 2021

Luxury tower in San Francisco is still sinking despite $100m to fix foundations

Source: The Independent (UK), August 26, 2021 Posted on: A high-profile San Francisco development has already sunk $100 million extra dollars into shoring up its foundation as part of a lawsuit, but the building is still sinking. In May, construction crews began digging massive, 100-foot-deep holes lined with steel sleeves beneath the Millennium Tower […]

August 24, 2021

Families of 2 victims of Legionnaires’ disease sue Rocky Hill nursing home over water safety issues

Source:, August 17, 2021 By: Zach Murdock The families of two victims of Legionnaires’ disease at the same Rocky Hill nursing home over the past two years have filed lawsuits against the facility’s parent company Apple Rehab for failing to meet water safety standards designed to protect residents from the potentially deadly Legionella bacteria. […]

August 24, 2021

Duke University faces Legionnaire’s outbreak with 84 suspected cases amid Covid-19 scare

Source:, August 19, 2021 By: Srivats Lakshman As schools and universities return to in-person classes and activities, the danger to students and staff has never been higher. With a large number of Americans yet to get vaccinated, Covid-19 outbreaks are making their way through a large number of campuses. Adding to that, Duke University found […]

August 23, 2021

3 lawsuits against Toll Brothers allege construction defects at Jupiter Country Club

Source:, August 19, 2021 By: Mike Diamond Three separate lawsuits have been filed against Toll Brothers, a Pennsylvania-based homebuilder, for alleged construction defects at Jupiter Country Club. The Toll Brothers development consists of 407 single-family homes and 149 condominium units. Some of the homes at the country club sell for more than $2 million. At […]

August 23, 2021

Sunoco Pays $85,000 For Spills In Four Pennsylvania Counties

Source:, August 18, 2021 By: Rachel McDevitt Pennsylvania’s environmental regulator is levying an $85,666 penalty against Sunoco for issues with its Mariner East project in four counties last year. The agreement between Sunoco and the Department of Environmental Protection covers 13 drilling fluid spills in Blair, Cumberland, Juniata, and Lebanon counties. Read more.

August 23, 2021

Landscaper’s family sues Lockheed Martin, Universal for ‘toxic waste’ poisoning

Source:, August 19, 2021 By: Gabrielle Russon A mishandled cleanup process created new, deadly problems, the lawsuit contends. Seven days a week, 14 hours a day for nearly a decade, Daniel Vandestreek ran his landscaping business 600 feet directly across from land with a long history of toxic waste, according to court documents. Read more.

August 19, 2021

Scientists sound alarm over growing risk of metal pollution due to manufacturing industries

Source: The Independent (UK), August 16, 2021 Posted on: Scientists have warned that the legacy of the industrialisation of our world has a direct impact on what happens inside our bodies, even if we don’t think we are being directly exposed to pollutants. A new study by researchers at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has revealed how […]

August 17, 2021

‘Concerning’ Levels Of Forever Chemicals Polluting Henderson, Ky.

Source:, August 16, 2021 By: Ryan Van Velzer High levels of PFAS chemicals have contaminated a plastics recycling company in Henderson, Kentucky, spreading through the air and water and likely contaminating a creek that flows into the Ohio River, state officials say. The company, Shamrock Technologies Inc., notified state regulators about the problem after […]


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