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January 12, 2023

Closed Illinois Plant’s Ex-Operator Settling Suits for $408M

Source: https://www.mbtmag.com/, January 11, 2023 The former operator of a suburban Chicago medical equipment cleaning plant has agreed to pay $408 million to settle hundreds of lawsuits alleging that the now-shuttered facility exposed residents to a toxic industrial gas and caused illnesses. Sterigenics announced Monday that a claims administrator will be appointed to distribute the […]

January 11, 2023

PV School District Sues Corporations Over Chemicals Found in Water

Source: https://www.theexaminernews.com/, January 10, 2023 By: Abby Luby Harmful contaminants in Putnam Valley Elementary School well water discovered more than two years ago have prompted the Putnam Valley Central School District to take legal action against major chemical companies that manufacture the chemicals. Read more.

January 11, 2023

Why a property owner is suing Portsmouth over ‘contamination’ of site

Source: https://www.nhbr.com/, January 11, 2023 By: Jeff McMenemy The new owners of a Banfield Road property they’re seeking to redevelop have filed a lawsuit in federal court against the city, the Portsmouth Housing Authority and others because of alleged contamination on the site. Banfield Realty LLC claims in federal court documents 375 Banfield Road “had […]

January 11, 2023

Plume of toxic chemicals in Green Bay traced to Tyco Fire Products by researchers

Source: https://www.wbay.com/, January 9, 2023 By: Jason Zimmerman A newly-released study says toxic PFAS chemicals have been found in the Bay of Green Bay. University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers traced a large plume of the so-called “forever chemicals” back to Tyco Fire Products, a Marinette company previously known for mixing firefighting foam at its facility. Along […]

January 10, 2023

Commissioners file $3.8M lawsuit over jail construction

Source: https://www.theprogressnews.com/, January 9, 2023 By: Julie Noal Clearfield County Commissioners on Monday filed a civil complaint asking the court to award the county $3,878,660 in damages against TranSystems Corporation, successor to L. Robert Kimball and Associates Inc., Altoona-based Leonard S. Fiore, Inc., and Everett-based Showalter Masonry, Inc. who designed and built the Clearfield County […]

January 10, 2023

River of melted butter spills into Wisconsin canal after fire at dairy plant

Source: https://www-today-com, January 6, 2023 By: Joseph Lamour A recent incident at a Wisconsin dairy factory resulted in quite a slippery situation for first responders. On Jan. 2, a fire broke out at Associated Milk Producers Inc. dairy plant in Portage, Wisconsin in a part of the building that was storing butter. The fire caused […]

January 10, 2023

A Colorado library will reopen after traces of meth were found in the building

Source: https://news-wgcu-org, January 2, 2023 By: Ayana Archie A library in Boulder, Colorado, will partially reopen soon, after it closed its doors due to elevated levels of methamphetamine found inside the building, the city said Sunday. The main library received increased reports of people smoking methamphetamine over a span of four weeks, and closed Dec. 20 […]

January 6, 2023

Malvern creek contaminated by toxins from local wood supplier

Source: https://www.kark.com/, January 5, 2023 By: Gary Burton, Jr. After a lengthy investigation, state officials and the EPA found toxins were released into a Malvern creek, causing concerns for wildlife and possibly those who live nearby. According to Hot Spring County Emergency Management, the issue was brought to their attention in August of last year. […]

January 6, 2023

Feds name 85 companies to pay $150M for New Jersey river clean-up for filling it with dangerous pollutants

Source: https://original.newsbreak.com/, January 5, 2023 A complaint filed in the Federal District Court of New Jersey alleges that 85 companies did their part in polluting sections of the Lower Passaic River. The companies are to pay $150 million, collectively, to help with the clean-up, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of […]

January 5, 2023

$1 Trillion Infrastructure Law Driving Development in Facilities

Source: https://www.facilitiesnet.com/ By: Marc Gravely Building owners and facility managers – both public and private – are understandably focused on a bucketload of immediate worries: sticky inflation and high interest rates, supply chain snags and a tight labor market, to name a few. With pressing concerns like these, it’s hard to take a step back […]

January 4, 2023

Despite 3M’s phase-out, problem of cleaning up PFAS remains

Source: https://www.decaturdaily.com/, January 4, 2023 By: Chloe Johnson 3M announced in mid-December that it’s phasing out a family of harmful chemicals, but they’re not going away. The “forever chemicals,” known collectively as per- and polyfluorinated substances or PFAS, are used in everything from carpeting to nonstick pans to dental floss. The chains of carbon-fluorine bonds […]

December 22, 2022

Michigan sues paper company over alleged ‘forever chemical’ contamination

Source: https://thehill.com/, December 21, 2022 By: Zack Budryk Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) this week announced a lawsuit against paper manufacturer Domtar, alleging the company’s defunct Port Huron operation contaminated the community with “forever chemicals.” In the complaint, Nessel’s office alleged that Domtar disposed of waste from production that it knew to be contaminated […]

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