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May 16, 2022

Engineer who designed Sask. bridge that collapsed hours after opening facing disciplinary hearing

Source: https://www.cbc.ca/, May 13, 2022 By: Geoff Leo Regina engineer Scott Gullacher will face a disciplinary hearing next month over allegations that he broke the rules when he designed a bridge in rural Saskatchewan that collapsed just hours after it was opened to the public. On Sept. 14, 2018, the Rural Municipality (RM) of Clayton announced […]

May 13, 2022

Lead contamination at Shingle Mountain site linked to old plant — and could extend into neighborhood

Source: https://www.keranews.org/, May 11, 2022 By: Alejandra Martinez Lead contamination blamed on a mountain of shingles at a Southeast Dallas site is actually linked to an industrial plant that operated there in the 1970s and ’80s. City leaders are worried that the surrounding neighborhood may also be contaminated. That revelation came up as council members […]

May 13, 2022

‘Forever Chemicals’ May Have Polluted 20 million Acres of US Cropland, Study Says

Source: https://www.earthisland.org/, May 10, 2022 By: Tom Perkins About 20 million acres of cropland in the United States may be contaminated from PFAS-tainted sewage sludge that has been used as fertilizer, a new report estimates. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of about 9,000 compounds used to make products heat-, water-, or […]

May 13, 2022

Monsanto Faces 4th Trial Over Injuries Supposedly Caused By PCB ‘Forever Chemicals’ In WA School

Source: https://blog.cvn.com/, May 10, 2022 By: David Siegel A Washington State court jury heard opening statements Monday in a lawsuit alleging that toxic chemicals manufactured by Bayer-owned agrochemical giant Monsanto caused a range of neurological injuries in a local school, and the proceedings are being webcast gavel-to-gavel by Courtroom View Network. Monday’s opening statements kicked off […]

May 12, 2022

City attorney sues 20-plus companies to force cleanup of toxic chemicals

Source: https://www.kpbs.org/, May 11, 2022 The San Diego City Attorney’s Office filed suit Wednesday against more than 20 chemical companies for allegedly manufacturing toxic chemicals that have been detected in San Diego area water sources. The suit alleges the companies produced firefighting foams that contained per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances known as PFAS, which the City Attorney’s […]

May 12, 2022

Surfside Condo Families and Survivors Reach $1B Settlement with Insurers, Others

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, May 12, 2022 Families of the 98 victims of the 2021 condominium collapse near Miami Beach, along with injured survivors, could split hundreds of millions of dollars in payouts under a preliminary settlement agreement announced Wednesday. The settlement will top $997 million, the plaintiffs’ lawyer said in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, according to reports […]

May 12, 2022

White House vows to speed up environmental review for federal projects

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, May 12, 2022 By: Julie Strupp Biden administration officials said in a press call Tuesday they will tweak the federal review process for environmental permits in an effort to speed up infrastructure construction. As part of the initiative, the White House released a permitting action plan Wednesday that lays out priorities and directives but does […]

May 10, 2022

Fuel company agrees to pay fine, clean up after spill at school

Source: https://www.rutlandherald.com/, May 9, 2022 A Middlebury fuel company has been fined for not reporting a spill at the Benson Village School. The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Monday that Champlain Valley Plumbing and Heating Inc., doing business as Champlain Valley Fuels, agreed to pay a $9,000 fine for releasing between 10 and 30 […]

May 10, 2022

‘Forever Chemicals’ and Risks to Farms

Source: https://www.dtnpf.com/, May 9, 2022 By: Chris Clayton  Jason Grostic looks over his mama cows and wonders how he became the guy that the state of Michigan has shut down from selling either his meat or his cattle because of contamination from “forever chemicals.” After working with state officials to test biosolids for more than […]

May 9, 2022

‘Forever chemicals’ may have polluted 20m acres of US cropland, study says

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/, May 8, 2022 By: Tom Perkins About 20m acres of cropland in the United States may be contaminated from PFAS-tainted sewage sludge that has been used as fertilizer, a new report estimates. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of about 9,000 compounds used to make products heat-, water- or stain-resistant. […]

May 9, 2022

Powerful port in NE Oregon pollutes water for years with little state action

Source: https://www.malheurenterprise.com/, May 8, 2022 By: Alex Baumhardt, Cole Sinanian and Jael Calloway Guadalupe Martinez points to a 24-pack of bottled water by her kitchen sink with just a few bottles left, one of thousands she’s brought home over the last 18 years. “Ever since we’ve been living here, we’ve been buying water,” she said. […]

May 9, 2022

Florida man, 65, killed ‘by faulty air conditioner’ at luxury Sandals resort in Bahamas was celebrating anniversary with wife, who was left paralyzed, couple’s devastated son reveals

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/, May 7, 2022 By: Alex Hammer A 65 year-old Florida man killed by a suspected air conditioning leak at a luxury Sandals resort was there to celebrate his wedding anniversary with his wife. Vincent Chiarella, from Panama in Florida, died Friday morning at Sandals Emerald Bay in Exuma while on vacation with his […]

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