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August 3, 2020

Coverage Triggers for Construction Defect Claims

Source: https://www.irmi.com/, July 2020, By: Joseph M. Junfola, CPCU The Construction Defect Claim Let’s start with a couple of working definitions. Construction defect is a failure of the construction to perform in an intended or expected way. This failure to perform can, but not necessarily, cause physical injury to the work itself and/or other property or […]

August 3, 2020

Residents sue Georgia Power claiming coal ash pollution

Source: Associated Press, August 1, 2020 Posted: https://www.advisen.com/ Residents near a middle Georgia power plant are suing Georgia Power Co., alleging the plant is poisoning their well water. The suit filed Wednesday in Fulton County Superior Court alleges the electric utility has illegally released toxic heavy metals from coal ash at Plant Scherer into groundwater. […]

July 31, 2020

Alabama Environmental Regulator, 3M Reach Agreement on Contamination Cleanup

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, July 31, 2020 The Alabama Department of Environmental Management announced Friday that it has reached an agreement with chemical giant 3M regarding cleanup of “forever chemicals” at its plant in Decatur and at multiple sites in northwest part of the state. The state environmental agency said under the interim consent order that the […]

July 30, 2020

DEP FINES CNX $310,000 FOR PIPELINE SPILLS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

Source: https://www.alleghenyfront.org/, July 29, 2020 By: Reid Frazier The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has fined the natural gas driller CNX $310,000 for spills and landslides associated with a pipeline project in Washington County. The fines are for violations along pipelines it built to carry natural gas and wastewater the company used in its fracking […]

July 30, 2020

3M agrees to order requiring cleanup of ‘forever chemicals’ in Morgan, Lawrence

Source: https://www.moultonadvertiser.com/, July 30, 2020 By: Eric Fleischauer A consent order announced Friday by the state requiring 3M Co. to clean up waste sites containing “forever chemicals” and to take steps to limit the release of the chemicals from its Decatur plant also reveals a dozen contaminated dump sites in Lawrence and Morgan counties. Lance […]

July 30, 2020

DNR Monitoring PFAS Spill in Marinette at JCI/Tyco Facility

Source: https://spectrumnews1.com/, July 28, 2020 By: Jeff Dahdah The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced an accidental spill and possible contamination in the Marinette Area of PFAS. PFAS are a set of manmade chemicals used in things like firefighting foam, nonstick pans, and food wrappings. They are harmful to humans if digested and are often […]

July 30, 2020

Wisconsin Monitoring Contaminated Water Spill from Fire Extinguisher Maker

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, July 30, 2020 Wisconsin environmental officials said July 27 that they’re monitoring cleanup of what they’re calling an accidental release of contaminated river and groundwater at a Marinette plant that manufactures fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems. Department of Natural Resources officials said in a statement that they were notified of the release […]

July 28, 2020

Water contaminated with ‘forever chemicals,’ arsenic spilled at Marinette firefighting foam facility

Source: https://www.jsonline.com/, July 27, 2020 By: Laura Schulte A Marinette-based company known for mixing firefighting foam is under scrutiny after a spill Sunday night that sent water contaminated with arsenic and “forever chemicals” into the Menominee River. Tyco Fire Protection Products, a subsidiary of Johnson Controls, was the origin of the spill, according to the Wisconsin […]

July 28, 2020

Bill would allow owners of land polluted by ‘forever chemicals’ sue manufacturers

Source: https://www.wmtw.com/, July 27, 2020 By: Phil Hirschkorn A new bill going before the Maine Legislature would hold manufacturers of so-called “forever chemicals” accountable for pollution to farmland in the state. The polyfluoroalkyl substances are blamed for toxic contamination on at least two Maine dairy farms. Stoneridge dairy farm in Arundel used sewage sludge to […]

July 27, 2020

“Monsanto Will Pay $52 Million To The District Over Toxic PCB Contamination”

Source: https://www.popville.com/, July 17, 2020 “Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Monsanto will pay $52 million to resolve a lawsuit over the company’s production, promotion, and sale of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that damaged the District’s natural resources and put the health of residents at risk. The settlement with the Office of the […]

July 27, 2020

State investigating ‘very startling’ levels of PFAS chemicals on central Maine dairy farm

Source: https://www.pressherald.com/, July 24, 2020 By: Kevin Miller Milk from a Central Maine dairy farm contained levels of a harmful “forever chemical” that were 60 to 150 times higher than health standards, triggering a state investigation and raising new concerns about PFAS contamination on farms. The levels of contamination in the farm’s milk are the […]

July 27, 2020

3M has spent $100M on PFAS cleanup in Alabama; it agreed Friday to pay much more

Source: Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), July 25, 2020 Posted on: https://www.advisen.com/ 3M Co., which has spent $100 million on PFAS cleanup in Alabama, on Friday agreed to pay much more in a settlement with the state and the Environmental Protection Agency. Alabama and EPA officials called it a landmark agreement, the “most far-reaching and significant […]

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