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May 16, 2023

Toxic Contaminant in Water Linked to Sharp Increase in Parkinson’s Risk

Source: https://www.sciencealert.com/, May 16, 2023 By:L Chris Panella A new study of over 300,000 veterans found a strong connection between contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. The research, published Monday in the journal JAMA Neurology, concluded that the risk of Parkinson’s was 70 percent higher in Camp Lejeune […]

May 16, 2023

NYC skyscrapers turning to carbon capture to lessen climate change

Source: https://apnews.com/, May 15, 2023 By: Cathy Bussewitz From the outside, the residential high-rise on Manhattan’s Upper West Side looks pretty much like any other luxury building: A doorman greets visitors in a spacious lobby adorned with tapestry and marble. Yet just below in the basement is an unusual set of equipment that no other […]

May 12, 2023

Cleanup of Howell chemical drum site to take months; owner fined $1 million

Source: https://www.app.com/, May 12, 2023 By: Amanda Oglesby Cleanup will likely continue for months at a Howell industrial site where hundreds of chemical drums — many of which are leaking, rusted or severely damaged — were left abandoned, according to federal environmental regulators. Compounders Inc. manufactured asphalt, glues and adhesives at 15 Marl Road until […]

May 12, 2023

Long popular in Asia, floating solar catches on in US

Source: https://apnews.com/, May 12, 2023 By: Isabella O’Malley When Joe Seaman-Graves, the city planner for the working class town of Cohoes, New York, Googled the term “floating solar,” he didn’t even know it was a thing. What he did know is that his tiny town needed an affordable way to get electricity and had no […]

May 11, 2023

Many soft contact lenses in US made up of PFAS, research suggests

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/, May 9, 2023 By: Tom Perkins Many soft contact lenses in the US are largely made up of compounds called fluoropolymers that are by definition PFAS “forever chemicals”, new research suggests. Testing of 18 popular kinds of contact lenses found extremely high levels of organic fluorine, a marker of PFAS, in each. Read more.

May 9, 2023

Puyallup dam faces ‘biggest environmental crime’ fine of $1M

Source: https://mynorthwest.com/, May 8, 2023 By: L.B. Gilbert The Washington Attorney General’s office just issued the largest fine for an environmental crime in state history after the Pierce County Superior Court ordered a hydroelectric dam on the Puyallup River pay $1 million to restore the river. Electron Hydro, LLC operates a hydroelectric dam on the […]

May 9, 2023

Normal light rail service resumes after Westlake Station damaged during construction

Source: https://www.king5.com/, May 8, 2023 Sound Transit said its riders should expect regular services Monday morning, over a week after construction damage to a station interrupted service. The Link light rail returned to regular service Monday, with trains running every 10 minutes instead of the normal eight minutes while service ramps up, according to Sound Transit. The […]

May 9, 2023

Environmental & Construction Professional Exposure Claim Scenarios You Need To Know About

Source: https://distinguished.com/, April 28, 2023 In this blog post, we’ll discuss the most common scenarios and provide insights to help you advise your clients on appropriate coverage. By staying informed, you can assist your clients in protecting themselves and their businesses from potential claims. Don’t miss out on these critical insights into environmental and construction […]

May 8, 2023

Red Hill Chemical Leak Caused By Contractor And Navy Failures, Investigation Finds

Source: https://www.civilbeat.org/, May 5, 2023 By: Christina Jedra Failures by a defense contractor and lax oversight by the Navy led to the release of 1,300 gallons of toxic firefighting chemicals at the Red Hill fuel facility in November, according to an investigation the military released Friday afternoon. The contractor, Kinetix, botched the installation of a […]

May 8, 2023

US food pesticides contaminated with toxic ‘forever chemicals’ testing finds

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/, May 7, 2023 By: Tom Perkins Some of the United States’ most widely used food pesticides are contaminated with “potentially dangerous” levels of toxic PFAS “forever chemicals”, new testing of the products finds. The Environmental Protection Agency has previously been silent on PFAS in food pesticides, even as it found the chemicals in non-food crop products. […]

May 8, 2023

Hundreds of Hawaii residents rely on bottled water ever since ‘forever chemicals’ were found in their wells

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/, May 7, 2023 By: Aria Bendix Around 650 Hawaii residents have been relying on bottled water since March, after the state health department detected synthetic chemicals, known as PFAS, in the local water system. The contamination dates back to at least October, when Hawaii’s Department of Health detected the chemicals in one of […]

May 5, 2023

More contamination found at Grumman site as Navy details 15 new ‘areas of concern’

Source: https://riverheadnewsreview.timesreview.com/, May 4, 2023 By: Tim Gannon Fifteen new areas of PFAS contamination have been discovered at the former Navy/Northrop Grumman site, particularly around the 10,000-foot western runway at Enterprise Park at Calverton, Navy engineers said at an April 19 meeting of the Navy’s Restoration Advisory Board. Read more.


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