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January 8, 2021

Johnson Controls to pay Peshtigo residents $17.5M to settle PFAS lawsuit

Source: Wisconsin State Journal, January 7, 2021 Posted on: https://www.advisen.com/ Johnson Controls has agreed to pay $17.5 million to Peshtigo area residents whose water was contaminated by “forever chemicals” from a manufacturing plant in Marinette. The agreement announced Thursday is part of a settlement in a 2018 class action lawsuit against the company’s Tyco Fire […]

January 7, 2021

Officials seek to establish fuller picture of contamination in Pellston

Source: https://www.hollandsentinel.com/, January 6, 2021 By: Kortny Hahn Emmet County late last year completed the first official step in its process to address the existence of contaminants near the Pellston Regional Airport. At a meeting at the end of December, county administrator Mike Reaves said the county had finished Phase I of its investigation, which […]

January 6, 2021

1 dead, 4 hospitalized in North Portland senior housing complex Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

Source: https://www.opb.org/, January 6, 2021 More than 100 residents of a North Portland senior housing complex were evacuated from their homes Tuesday after a bacterial pneumonia outbreak, known as Legionnaires’ disease, killed one person and hospitalized four others. The Multnomah County Health Department said Tuesday that health officials determined on Jan. 4 that the bacteria […]

January 6, 2021

Decades of Grumman, Navy inaction before Calverton wells contaminated, documents show

Source: https://www.newsday.com/, December 28, 2020 By: Paul LaRocco and David M. Schwartz Groundwater contamination spreading from 6,000 acres in Calverton where Grumman once fueled and tested U.S. Navy jets is threatening the Peconic River and private drinking wells — after decades of inaction by the aerospace giant and its military partner, according to advocates and […]

January 4, 2021

CEO claims in lawsuit his $16 million NC home is plagued by bad windows and doors

Source: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/, December 24, 2020 By: Michael Gordon What kind of home can you get in Charlotte for $16 million? A big one, sure. But according to Charlotte businessman Ric Elias, it can come with a lot of bad — and pricey — fixtures. Read more.

December 22, 2020

California sues to recover costs for lead pollution cleanup

Source: https://tulsaworld.com/, December 21, 2020 A lawsuit has been filed against multiple companies connected to a now-closed battery recycling plant years after California regulators pledged to recover cleanup costs from those responsible for spreading lead pollution to thousands of homes in southeast Los Angeles County. The state Department of Toxic Substances Control claims in the […]

December 22, 2020

Unclear Policy Endorsement Makes Excess Insurer Liable for Fuel Spill

Source: https://www.claimsjournal.com/, December 21, 2020 Confusing language in a policy issued by an excess insurer puts the carrier on the hook for up to $5 million in clean-up costs after a policyholders’ tanker truck overturned and spilled its load of fuel, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday. The appellate panel reversed a decision by […]

December 21, 2020

Address ‘Your Work’ Exposure Within CPrL Policies With Faulty Workmanship Coverage

Source: https://www.constructionexec.com/, December 15, 2020 By: Joseph Reynolds New faulty workmanship coverage forms have emerged to potentially address the “your work” exposure found in most contractors professional liability (CPrL) policies. Once offered by only a single carrier, several insurers have recently entered the marketplace to cover the cost to repair or replace faulty work or […]

December 21, 2020

NJ sues companies over drinking water contamination in Morris, Sussex counties

Source: https://www.northjersey.com/, December 18, 2020 By: Scott Fallon Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration filed lawsuits Friday against a number of companies that allegedly contaminated drinking water supplies in six towns throughout the state including ones in Morris and Sussex Counties. The lawsuits are the latest in a series of actions taken by Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and […]

December 21, 2020

Another PFAS detected in wells near Coakley Landfill

Source: https://www.fosters.com/, December 19, 2020 By: Jeff McMenemy Former state Rep. Mindi Messmer believes residents who live near the Coakley Landfill Superfund site should be concerned by detections of another PFAS contaminant in private wells. “It is concerning because once again we have people exposed to a chemical that we have no enforceable standards for,” Messmer […]

December 18, 2020

County testing finds PFOS/PFOA in private wells south of former Grumman facility in Calverton

Source: https://riverheadlocal.com/, December 17, 2020 By: Denise Civiletti Tests on drinking water from 95 residential wells in Manorville just south of the former Grumman manufacturing plant have detected PFOS, PFOA and a host of other contaminants — with some levels exceeding state and federal drinking water standards. The contaminants included various volatile organic compounds — […]

December 18, 2020

NJ Launches 7 Environmental Lawsuits; Livingston Site On List

Source: https://patch.com/, December 18, 2020 By: Eric Kiefer New Jersey state officials launched seven new environmental lawsuits on Friday, including a suit involving the site of a former dry-cleaning business in Livingston. The seven unrelated complaints address a broad array of environmental harms linked to the “unlawful discharge and storage of hazardous chemicals,” Attorney General […]

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