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March 26, 2024

Trucking company takes responsibility for Nampa diesel spill

Source: https://www.ktvb.com/, March 25, 2024 By: Abby Davis On Saturday morning, the strong smell of fuel led Jeremy Schmerber to walk along Mason Creek, which runs near his RV in Nampa. He quickly realized something was wrong. “If you catch it at the right angle with the sun out, you can still see [the fuel], he […]

March 26, 2024

Fort Bend Co. neighbors want to know whether solar panel farm’s hailstorm damage leaked chemicals

Source: https://abc13.com/, March 22, 2024 By: Nick Natario A hailstorm hammered thousands of solar panels at a Fort Bend County farm with emergency crews investigating, and neighbors worried whether any chemicals were leaking. Read more.

March 25, 2024

PFAS Water Contamination Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Kleenex Factory Manufacturer

Source: https://www.aboutlawsuits.com/, March 21, 2024 By: Irvin Jackson A group of Connecticut citizens have filed a class action lawsuit against the makers of Kleenex, claiming a factory in that state caused toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to contaminated their water supply, increasing the risk of cancer and other health problems. The complaint (PDF) was filed […]

March 25, 2024

As coal companies point fingers, Wyoming County residents say they’re being poisoned by a contaminated creek

Source: https://mountainstatespotlight.org/, March 25, 2024 By: Erin Beck As they drive a truck hauling bottled water along the twists and turns of Route 16, Richard Altizer and James Christian point out the sights along Indian Creek. There’s where slimy film continues to stick to foul-smelling water. There’s where people’s pets and livestock have died. And […]

March 25, 2024

Dare County DHHS issues Public Health Advisory due to petroleum-contaminated soil at site of former Naval Facility Cape Hatteras

Source: https://www.13newsnow.com/, March 25, 2024 By: Kathleen Lundy Cape Hatteras National Seashore has closed yet another part of the beach on Sunday because of “petroleum odors and a sheen on the ocean water,” according to Seashore staff. The Buxton Beach Access near the end of Lighthouse Road is now closed. Seashore staff observed the sheen […]

March 21, 2024

Travelers wins in pollution case

Source: https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/, March 21, 2024 By: Kenneth Araullo Travelers is officially safe from a potentially huge lawsuit after an appeals court ruled against a food supplier. In a recent judgment, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that Gold Coast Commodities Inc, a firm specializing in transforming used cooking oil and vegetable byproducts […]

March 20, 2024

Emerging Contaminants: Understanding Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances And Their Growing Impact

Source: https://distinguished.com/, March 13, 2024 By: Samantha Linton Emerging contaminants are chemicals in the environment that have been recently identified as posing a potential risk to the environment and public health.  These contaminants may arise from everyday products or their use in various industries.  As these contaminants are detected in the environment with increased frequency […]

March 19, 2024

A Florida neighborhood says an old factory made them sick. Now developers want to kick up toxic soil

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/, March 17, 2024 By: Jordan Blumetti Kristen Burke and her husband, Harold, moved into their home in Russell Landing, a rural suburb just outside of Jacksonville, Florida, nearly 15 years ago. The quiet and tight-knit neighborhood sits next to a shaggy pine forest and a blackwater canal. “This was our dream home,” said […]

March 19, 2024

EPA bans asbestos, a deadly carcinogen still in use decades after a partial ban was enacted

Source: https://apnews.com/, March 18, 2024 By: Matthew Daly The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced a comprehensive ban on asbestos, a carcinogen that kills tens of thousands of Americans every year but is still used in some chlorine bleach, brake pads and other products. The final rule marks a major expansion of EPA regulation under a landmark 2016 law […]

March 15, 2024

Liability Coverage For Construction Claims May Turn On Narrow Factual Distinctions

Source: https://www.jdsupra.com/, March 14, 2024 By: Scott Thomas, Payne & Fears In a recent trial court decision, a Montana federal court reminds us how fragile insurance coverage can be for construction-related insurance claims. Specifically, this case illustrates how seemingly small factual nuances can make or break coverage. The case turned on the application of policy […]

March 15, 2024

Westminster retains outside lawyer to potentially sue companies that produced “forever chemicals”

Source: https://coloradocommunitymedia.com/, March 14, 2024 By: Monte Whaley The City of Westminster is hiring an outside counsel to potentially sue some of the country’s largest chemical companies for their use of deadly “forever chemicals” that are found nearly everywhere and can’t be erased from the environment Westminster councilors this week approved plans to hire the […]

March 15, 2024

Baton Rouge plant added to contamination cleanup list; high level of metals found in groundwater

Source: https://www.brproud.com/, March 13, 2024 By: Keymonte Avery The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added a polluted site in Baton Rouge to its National Priorities List. In December 2023, the EPA listed the Exide Baton Rouge site as a proposed location to add to the National Priorities List. Exide Baton Rouge was a battery […]

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