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March 24, 2021

Chemical site cleanup on Maine river to cost more than $180M

Source:, March 23, 2021 A settlement that is pending approval from a federal judge would require the former owner of a shuttered chemical plant in Maine to spend more than $180 million to clean up mercury contamination. The settlement concerns the site of the HoltraChem Manufacturing plant on the Penobscot River that has been […]

March 24, 2021

Contaminated Chester County site still mired in legal fights over redevelopment plan

Source:, March 23, 2021 By: Jon Hurdle A fight over plans to build houses on a heavily contaminated industrial site in Chester County appears to be nowhere near resolution more than 15 years after the land was purchased by the developer. Any prospect that the shuttered Bishop Tube site in East Whiteland Township could […]

March 24, 2021

Could Your Manufacturing Business Be Impacted by PFAS?

Source:, March 23, 2021 PFAS is the environmental issue manufacturers across many sectors need to pay attention to now. PFAS is an acronym for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. It is a family of chemicals used in many applications, but they are getting a lot of attention now because of potential negative environmental impacts. That attention is […]

March 22, 2021

Proposed Settlement Aims to Clean Up Mercury in the Penobscot River Estuary

Source:, March 19, 2021 By: Nancy Marks Today, Maine People’s Alliance (MPA), NRDC, and Mallinckrodt US LLC filed a proposed consent decree to settle litigation over mercury contamination in the Penobscot River estuary. This settlement, once reviewed and approved by the court, would conclude more than two decades of litigation and court-ordered studies of […]

March 22, 2021

‘Forever chemicals’ found in groundwater at dozens of Minn. landfills

Source:, March 18, 2021 By: Kirsti Marohn The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says contamination from PFAS — so-called “forever chemicals” — has been detected in groundwater at nearly 60 closed landfills, at amounts higher than the state’s acceptable levels for safe drinking water. Fifteen of the closed, mostly unlined landfills have PFAS contamination at […]

March 19, 2021

Landfills are leaking PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ in 41 Minnesota counties

Source:, March 18, 2021 By: Jennifer Bjorhus Dozens of closed dumps are leaking high levels of the toxic man-made PFAS “forever chemicals” into groundwater around Minnesota, and pollution regulators want more money to determine the full scope of the problem. Groundwater at one landfill, near the Iowa border, shows PFAS contamination more than 1,000 […]

March 16, 2021

In Colorado, the Looming Liability of Oil and Gas Cleanup

Source:, March 16, 2021 By: Nick Bowlin WHEN AN OIL or gas well reaches the end of its lifespan, it must be plugged. If it isn’t, the well might leak toxic chemicals into groundwater and spew methane, carbon dioxide, and other pollutants into the atmosphere for years on end. But plugging a well is no […]

March 16, 2021

PG&E Settles Lawsuit Over Century-Old Gas Plant Pollution

Source:, March 15, 2021 By: Nicholas Iovino Pacific Gas and Electric will pay to remove soil possibly tainted by century-old gas plants and investigate groundwater contamination in a San Francisco shoreline area under the terms of a deal announced Monday. The agreement represents the third and final settlement reached in a lawsuit filed in 2014 […]

March 15, 2021

Lockport on the hook for cleanup of Dollar General site, developer claims

Source:, March 14, 2021 By: Thomas J. Prohaska The City of Lockport is liable for an environmental cleanup on the site of a proposed Dollar General store, owner David L. Ulrich said Friday. The Common Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on paying Ulrich to cover the costs of the removal of buried contamination […]

March 15, 2021

Soil excavation begins at Town Pump after 485-gallon diesel spill in January

Source:, March 14, 2021 By: Michael Cast With permission from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, crews have begun excavating diesel-contaminated soil at the Town Pump at Harrison and Elizabeth Warren avenues in Butte. Red Mountain Truck Lines overfilled an underground storage tank at the Town Pump on Jan. 30, causing 485 gallons of […]

March 12, 2021

Oklahoma Contractor Again Cited for Trenching Hazards, Fined $205.5K

Source:, March 12, 2021 Federal officials have cited an Oklahoma construction contractor for exposing its employees to trenching and excavation hazards, violations for which it has been cited previously. OSHA cited Cherokee Pride Construction Inc. of Sapulpa for serious violations related to excavation work. The company faces proposed penalties totaling $205,500. Read more.

March 12, 2021

Louisville chemical plant emits super-pollutant equal to emissions from 671,000 vehicles

Source:, March 10, 2021 By: Phil McKenna and James Bruggers A chemical plant here that makes a raw material for everything from Teflon to lubricants used on the International Space Station also appears to do more damage to the climate than all of this city’s passenger vehicles. The Chemours Louisville Works along the banks […]



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