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April 30, 2020

Engineering review of $1B, FIGG-backed Houston bridge identifies design issues

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, March 17, 2020 By: Kim Slowey HNTB is providing construction management services for the project, and the joint venture of Zachry Construction Corp. and Traylor Bros. Inc. is building the bridge. FIGG is the engineer of record. The HCTRA stopped construction on the main pylons of the cable-stayed portion of the bridge in […]

April 30, 2020

$1B US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis construction issues include 2-year, $21M leak exposure fix

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, March 3, 2020 By: Kim Slowey In a joint statement issued on Feb. 28, M.A. Mortenson Co. and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority announced that several designers, engineers, contractors and their insurance companies have reached a mediated agreement as to outstanding construction issues at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The work, which […]

April 30, 2020

San Francisco’s Treasure Island residents sue Lennar, others for $2B, claim failed toxic cleanup

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, January 28, 2020 By: Kim Slowey In addition to the $2 billion plus legal fees, the plaintiffs are asking the court to require that the defendants remediate the property to an acceptable condition; conduct safety and health assessments for those living, working or attending school on the island; and stop any development, construction, […]

April 28, 2020

PFAS in water and soil samples found around areas close to Norlite

Source: https://www.news10.com/, April 27, 2020 By: Sarah Darmanjian At the beginning of March, Bennington College conducted a water and soil study of four sites in close proximity to Norlite, in Cohoes. Researchers are now releasing results from the sampling in that area. The college was testing for PFAS contamination upon learning that Norlite burned toxic firefighting foam in […]

April 27, 2020

The Human Toll of L.A.’s Slow Exide Cleanup

Source: https://capitalandmain.com/, April 27, 2020 By: Dan Ross Terry Cano and Joe Gonzalez are sick to their back teeth. The sister and brother are both battling chronic health issues. Gonzalez, 63, was diagnosed in 2014 with a rare form of cancer of the nasal cavity that has since spread, and says his prognosis is terminal. Cano, […]

April 27, 2020

Tuckahoe hotel developer sues Revlon over deodorant can dumping

Source: https://westfaironline.com/, April 27, 2020 By: Bill Heltzel A hotel developer is demanding that Revlon Inc. help pay for cleaning up discarded cans of contaminated Mitchum antiperspirant that were dumped in a Tuckahoe landfill decades ago. Bilwin Development Affiliates of Eastchester sued Revlon Consumer Products Corp. of  Manhattan on April 17 in U.S. District Court […]

April 27, 2020

Work to begin soon to remove PFOA chemicals from old plant

Source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/, April 25, 2020 Work is expected to begin soon in a Vermont town to remove vestiges of PFOA chemicals from the former ChemFab Corp. factory. Richard Spiese, of the state Department of Environmental Conservation, says the state has received a corrective action plan for the North Bennington plant. Read more.

April 24, 2020

High PFAS levels found in Starkweather Creek sediment

Source: https://madison.com/, April 24, 2020 By: Steven Elbow Test results of PFAS in troubled Starkweather Creek sediment show high levels for one of the more toxic varieties of the chemical group. The results add to concerns about PFAS pollution in the creek, where water, foam and fish have already been found to have high levels […]

April 24, 2020

State looks to clean up contamination at NYSEG substation in Auburn

Source: https://auburnpub.com/, April 24, 2020 New York state environmental and health officials are taking public comments on a plan to clean up soil and groundwater contamination at an electrical substation site in Auburn. A 30-day public comment period began Wednesday on the proposed remediation plan at a New York State Electric & Gas property on […]

April 24, 2020

Buildings closed by coronavirus face another risk: Legionnaires’ disease

Source: https://www.reuters.com/, April 24, 2020 By: John Shiffman Commercial buildings shuttered for weeks to stem the spread of the coronavirus could fuel another grisly lung infection: Legionnaires’ disease. Public health experts are urging landlords across the globe to carefully re-open buildings to prevent outbreaks of the severe, sometimes lethal, form of pneumonia. Read more.

April 22, 2020

Cleanup efforts to begin at site of shuttered Crawford Generating Station in Little Village

Source: https://www.chicagotribune.com/, April 21, 2020 By: Elvia Malagon and Gregory Pratt Cleanup efforts are expected to begin soon at the shuttered Crawford Generating Station that is at the center of controversy after a demolition on the property sent a cloud of what appeared to be dust into residential parts of Little Village. The city’s departments of buildings […]

April 22, 2020

Coal-Ash Spill Cleanup Workers Reject Reputed $10M Exposure Settlement

Source: https://www.enr.com/, April 21, 2020 By: Mary B. Powers Workers involved in cleanup of a massive coal-ash spill more than a decade ago from a Tennessee Valley Authority fossil-fuel power  plant now must prove at trial that claimed exposure to toxic materials made them ill—after rejecting a settlement from project manager Jacobs Engineering made public […]

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