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November 18, 2021

Contamination Cleanup Recommended At Former Kent Supply Site

Source:, November 17, 2021 By: Jeff Edwards An environmental study is recommending that contamination cleanup steps be taken at a former auto repair shop in downtown New Rochelle, according to the The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). The report concluded that the contamination found at the location at Centre Avenue and Westchester […]

November 18, 2021

Gary airport settles environmental cleanup suit

Source:, November 11, 2021 By: Andrew Steele The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Wednesday ratified the settlement of a lawsuit involving Honeywell International in a 7-0 vote that came without a description of the settlement’s details, which were deemed confidential by the parties involved. The airport has, however, been plaintiff since 2017 in a […]

November 16, 2021

$62 million award in suit over toxic chemicals at school

Source:, November 13, 2021 Students and parents who say they suffered brain injuries from exposure to toxic chemicals at a Monroe, Washington, public school were awarded $62 million by a jury this week. The Seattle Times reports that Wednesday’s decision is the second successful lawsuit involving noxious conditions at the school. Read more.  

November 16, 2021

Out with Lonergan, In with Spearin: Texas Legislature Provides Contractors with Limited Protection for Defective Plans and Designs

Source:, November 12, 2021 As of September 1, 2021, in a change to Texas case law that had been in place for over a century, Texas contractors now have protection in certain circumstances from liability for defective plans and specifications provided to the contractor by someone else. In the 1907 Texas Supreme Court case Lonergan […]

November 15, 2021

Jury orders Bayer to pay $62 mln over contaminated U.S. school building

Source:, November 10, 2021 By: Brendan Pierson A U.S. jury on Wednesday ordered Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) to pay $62 million to students and others who say they were exposed to toxic chemicals made by the company’s predecessor, Monsanto Co, in a school building in Washington state. The verdict was the second against Bayer over polychlorinated biphenyls, […]

November 15, 2021

Lawsuit filed against 3M, DuPont, others over LA County PFAS contamination

Source:, November 12, 2021 SL Environmental Law Group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Water Replenishment District (WRD) against 3M Company, E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc., and other manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) for their involvement in the manufacture and sale of per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that have contaminated groundwater […]

November 15, 2021

Landlord claims ACME contaminated Bronxville property

Source:, November 15, 2021 By: Bill Heltzel A Bronxville landlord claims that the village’s ACME supermarket owes $172,482 for contaminating soil under its parking lot next to the store. GA Family-Bronxville Holdings accused ACME of negligence and breach of contract, in a complaint filed Nov. 9 in Westchester Supreme Court, stemming from renovations in […]

November 11, 2021

Midway claims it’s ‘free of liability’ in Gulf Breeze water contamination case

Source:, November 11, 2021 By: Alex Miller Brown Construction of Northwest Florida and Midway Water System have both released their warning letter responses to the cross-connection that contaminated drinking water at about 340 homes in Gulf Breeze’s Soundside Drive neighborhood. The two new responses come after the city of Gulf Breeze’s after-action report was released Nov. 1. The […]

November 11, 2021

Northville Township sues landfill alleging odors, release of contaminants

Source:, November 10, 2021 By: Carol Thompson Northville Township has filed a lawsuit against the owners of Arbor Hills Landfill, a waste facility under continued scrutiny from state and federal environmental regulators as neighbors complain of a stench wafting from the site on Six Mile Road. Township officials are accusing the landfill operators of dumping contaminated wastewater into […]

November 11, 2021

$34M settlement reached over PFOA contamination in Bennington

Source:, November 11, 2021 By: Sara Rizzo A settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit over PFOA contamination in Bennington. The settlement with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation requires them to pay $34.15 million to affected Bennington residents. “This settlement provides significant compensation and medical monitoring to the Bennington community affected by the PFOA […]

November 10, 2021

California agency sues 3M, others over groundwater contamination

Source:, November 9, 2021 By: Sebastien Malo California’s largest groundwater agency has sued 3M Co, Corteva Inc, the Chemours Co and other manufacturers and sellers of industrial and consumer products over claims they contain a toxic chemical that polluted drinking water in Los Angeles. The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD), which oversees […]

November 10, 2021

Middlesex Water could face lawsuit from six towns over high contamination

Source:, November 10, 2021 By: Suzanne Russell A week after Middlesex Water Company expanded notices of water contamination exceeding government standards to six towns, the mayors of those towns said they have retained legal counsel to investigate the water company’s actions. The mayors of Carteret, Clark, Edison, Metuchen, South Plainfield and Woodbridge announced Tuesday they […]


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