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July 12, 2024

‘Practices like this kill people:’ Wrongful death lawsuit filed over hangar collapse

Source: https://boisedev.com/, July 10, 2024 By: Sydney Kidd The families of two men killed in the Jackson Jet hangar collapse in January filed a wrongful death lawsuit against multiple contractors on the job. The families of Mariano Coc Och and Mario Sontay Tsi claim Big D Builders, Steel Building Systems, Inland Crane, and Speck Steel “rushed” the […]

July 11, 2024

Maywood residents sue polluter over exposure to cancer-causing chemical

Source: https://lapublicpress.org/, July 10, 2024 By: Alfredo Santana Twelve residents of Maywood, all diagnosed with cancer, have filed a class-action lawsuit against a company that sterilizes medical equipment for allegedly leaking, over decades, a toxic carcinogen that, the residents say, has led to a cancer cluster in the small Southeast LA city. The residents are […]

July 11, 2024

Southern California methane leak was largest in U.S. history

Source: https://pubs.acs.org/, February 29, 2016 By: Elizabeth Wilson Engineers finally capped the massive methane leak in Southern California earlier this month. The leak, at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, had spewed the potent greenhouse gas into the atmosphere for more than three months. Now scientists, engineers, and policy-makers are assessing the disaster’s ramifications, […]

July 11, 2024

Massive oil spill off California coast shuts down beaches, cancels air show

Source: https://www.abc27.com/, October 3, 2021 By: Kristine de Leon, Christina Pascucci A massive oil spill off the Southern California coastline has prompted the closure of beachfront areas from the Huntington Beach Pier down to Newport Beach, according to city officials Sunday morning. At least 126,000 gallons (98,420 liters) of oil spilled into the waters off […]

July 9, 2024

Seen and Unseen

Source: https://www.berkleysp.com/ A home buyer alleged that a real estate agent failed to disclose issues with the garage drainage, lack of foundation and unpermitted construction on a residential property they purchased. Most of the alleged deficiencies were identified in a pre-closing inspection report and the purchase price was negotiated accordingly. However, other alleged deficiencies were […]

July 9, 2024

Eagle Mill developers say they’re undertaking a cleanup for contaminants at site in Lee

Source: July 9, 2024 By: Josh Landes A mill redevelopment project in Lee, Massachusetts is working to clean up chemical contaminants as it continues its long journey to fruition. The Eagle Mill campus sits on the banks of the Housatonic River in the heart of Lee. The $80 million project to transform the former industrial […]

July 9, 2024

Managing risk: what the EPA’s TSCA chemical use bans tell us

Source: https://www.financierworldwide.com/, August 2024 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued final risk management rules under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) banning certain uses of two chemicals: chrysotile asbestos and methylene chloride. The identity of these two chemicals is less important than the process by which the EPA concluded that the banned uses […]

July 3, 2024

An unresolved issue of Tennessee coverage law: The scope of pollution exclusions

Source: https://kennedyslaw.com/, February 7, 2024 By: Junaid N. Savani Insurers often include exclusions within their liability policies to prohibit coverage for claims arising out of pollution exposure. The exact wording of the exclusion can differ significantly, but the key issue is whether the underlying allegations fall within the scope of the exclusion. In this regard, […]

July 3, 2024

Groups sue Columbia carpet manufacturer for “forever chemical” pollution

Source: https://www.wistv.com/, July 3, 2024 By: Joshua Hamphill On Tuesday, the Southern Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit in federal court against Shaw Industries on behalf of Congaree Riverkeeper due to Shaw’s illegal discharges of PFAS chemicals into the Lower Saluda River. The lawsuit comes after a March notice letter notifying Shaw of SELC’s intent to sue over the […]

July 3, 2024

PFAS and Other Emerging Alleged Contaminants Litigation: Mitigating Risk Through Insurance

Source: https://www.lexology.com/, July 1, 2024 By: Bilal Khattab and Sarah Turpin, K&L Gates LLP The United States (US) has seen an explosion of litigation in recent years relating to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), referred to by some as “forever chemicals” because they are slow to degrade and can stay in the environment for many […]

July 2, 2024

Lakeland has an estimate of how much it will cost to clean up its southwest sewage spill

Source: https://www.theledger.com/, July 2, 2024 By: Sara-Megan Walsh Lakeland officials have gotten an estimate of what it will cost to clean up the source of the foul odor in Southwest Lakeland. City commissioners unanimously approved spending $947,192 on Monday for Bartow-based A-C-T Environmental and Infrastructure to remove soil contaminated by a wastewater force main break […]

July 2, 2024

EPA detects radioactive contamination in groundwater near St Louis landfill site

Source: https://www.neimagazine.com/, July 2, 2024 US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) workers cleaning up the West Lake Landfill in St Louis County detected contamination in nearby groundwater, obliging EPA to investigate whether radium might have migrated from the site, the Missouri Independent reported. St Louis was part of a geographically scattered national effort to build the […]

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