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August 16, 2021

Cedarhurst site cleanup price tagged at $474,000

Source:, August 13, 2021 By: Daniel Robertson Cleanup of the contaminated Quick and Clean Cleaners site at 380 Rockaway Turnpike in Cedarhurst is expected sooner than later if the remedial plans unveiled by New York State Department of Environmental officials at a Cedarhurst village zoning board meeting on Aug. 5 are approved. The remedy proposed for […]

August 13, 2021

Mine waste processor reaches plea agreement in arsenic case

Source: Associated Press, August 11, 2021 Posted on: U.S. Minerals, which operated a plant to turn mining waste into roofing materials in Anaconda, has reached a plea agreement in a federal case charging the company with exposing its employees to unsafe levels of arsenic, which can cause cancer. The company, based in Tinley Park, […]

August 12, 2021

Air Force Refusing To Pay For PFAS Contamination Of Mashpee Wells

Source:, August 11, 2021 By: Ryan Spencer The US Air Force is refusing to reimburse Mashpee Water District taxpayers for treatment of two wells with levels of contamination from Joint Base Cape Cod that exceed Massachusetts drinking water standards. The water district sent a demand letter to the Air Force in May after voters […]

August 10, 2021

Santa Maria Airport billed $23K for PFAS investigation

Source: Santa Maria Times (CA), August 7, 2021 Posted on: A Central Coast water board will charge more than $23,000 to investigate contaminants linked to health problems from a site located at the Santa Maria Public Airport. The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board estimated it will require 120 hours and cost $23,400 […]

August 10, 2021

R.I. to 6-10 project contractor: Get contaminated soil off the site

Source:, September 16, 2020 By: Alex Kuffner State authorities have ordered the construction company that is rebuilding the 6-10 connector to remove contaminated soil from the project site. Barletta Heavy Division, the Canton, Massachusetts, company hired by the state as the lead contractor on the $410-million road project, trucked the soil to the site […]

August 9, 2021

Sewage spills, Gelman plume & PFAS: A deep dive into Ann Arbor’s ongoing water pollution issues

Source:, August 1, 2021 By: Sarah Stolar The city of Ann Arbor has a long and complicated history of water contamination, leading to the ongoing concern from Ann Arbor residents about the health and environmental threats water pollution poses to cities. Recent cases of sewage spills have led to discussions over what actions the city, state and federal […]

August 9, 2021

PFAS found at old Grand Haven power plant, city works to contain chemical

Source:, July 29, 2021 By: Whitney Burney The city of Grand Haven says PFAS has been discovered at the site of the old J.B. Sims Generating Station on Harbor Island. The Grand Haven Board of Light and Power made the discovery through routine testing in June. GHBLP has been working to prepare the site […]

August 9, 2021

Legal Notes: Design-build contracts require detailed insurance consideration

Source:, July 29, 2021 By: John Bleasby Understanding and managing the potential liability risks associated with construction contracts are factors all contractors must face when bidding on a project. Corbin Devlin of Edmonton law firm McLennan Ross LLP describes the four major contract models currently used for non-residential construction. Read more.

August 2, 2021

As noxious fumes sicken residents, anger grows about Hyperion plant sewage discharge

Source:, July 24, 2021 By: RAchel Schnalzer On a jog in her El Segundo neighborhood, Corrie Zupo’s head hurt and her eyes watered. She blamed the symptoms on noxious fumes from the nearby Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant, which is undergoing at least a month of repairs after discharging 17 million gallons of raw sewage […]

August 2, 2021

Considerations for Selling Contaminated Property in NJ Reducing Long-Term Risk and Exposure to Environmental Liabilities

Source:, July 26, 2021 Despite the impact of COVID-19 on other areas of commercial real estate, the industrial sector continues to thrive as the e-commerce industry seeks properties for warehousing and logistics centers, especially in close proximity to New Jersey’s advantageously-placed ports and arterial highways that provide “last mile” delivery capabilities. The fact that […]

July 30, 2021

Monsanto told to pay teachers $185M over chemical exposure

Source:, July 28, 2021 Three schoolteachers in Washington state who sued chemical company Monsanto over exposure to materials in fluorescent lights have been awarded $185 million. The law firm that represented the teachers, Friedman Rubin, said a jury returned the verdict Tuesday in King County Superior Court. The teachers, who worked at the Sky […]

July 30, 2021

Bayer Will Appeal U.S. Court Ruling on PCBs If Necessary

Source:, July 28, 2021 By: Patricia Weiss German chemicals maker Bayer said on Wednesday it may appeal an order in a U.S. legal case to pay $185 million to four staff members of a school in the state of Washington over exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, made by the former Monsanto Co. Bayer, […]


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