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September 6, 2022

In Portsmouth, a Superfund Site Pollutes a Creek, Threatens a Neighborhood and Defies a Quick Fix

Source: https://insideclimatenews.org/, August 26, 2022 By: Daelin Brown Mary Dibbons had never heard of Peck Iron and  Metal, an abandoned scrap yard located about a half-mile from the Cradock neighborhood where she’s lived her entire life. And she’s not sure what a Superfund site is. But she does know she shouldn’t eat fish from the […]

August 26, 2022

A brief primer on PFAS litigation: Trends and future disputes

Source: https://www.jdsupra.com/, August 26, 2022 Companies at every level of the stream of commerce now face exposure to PFAS litigation. PFAS started out only as an issue for the chemical companies that created it, but like an uncoiling snake, it now bites anyone in its path. Whereas once litigation was aimed solely at chemical companies […]

August 26, 2022

Colorado Defective Construction is Not Considered “Property Damage”

Source: https://www.lexology.com/, August 25, 2022 By: Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C. In the July 5, 2022, case of Indian Harbor Ins. Co. v. Houston Casualty Co., the United States District Court for Colorado addressed the issue of whether damage to defectively installed balconies is considered “property damage” under Colorado law, requiring payment by a commercial general […]

August 26, 2022

TxDOT: Harbor Bridge developer did not take steps to fix flaws

Source: https://www.kiiitv.com/, August 17, 2022 By: Haley Williams The Texas Department of Transportation said Tuesday the developer of the new Harbor Bridge has defaulted on its contract and has 15 days to fix design flaws with the bridge or TxDOT will fire them. This comes a little more than a month after TxDOT halted all […]

August 25, 2022

Diesel released into Detroit River near closed Trenton hospital

Source: https://www.detroitnews.com/, August 24, 2022 By: Mark Hicks U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell announced Wednesday her office is working with federal officials to learn details of diesel released into the Detroit River in Trenton. The Dearborn Democrat said she learned overnight that the red-dye diesel was released overnight from an underground storage tank near the closed Riverside […]

August 25, 2022

30 years of pollution: DEP sues Bergen business, saying it failed to clean up discharges

Source: https://www.northjersey.com/, August 24, 2022 By: Scott Fallon Multiple owners of an Elmwood Park dry cleaning business polluted the area around its Grove Street location with a potentially cancer-causing liquid solvent over the course of 30 years and failed to clean it up when ordered to do so, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by […]

August 25, 2022

Cocktail Of Chemicals Found At Polluted Site In Newark, AG Says

Source: https://patch.com/, August 24, 2022 By: Eric Kiefer An allegedly “contaminated” industrial property in Newark near the county prison is the site of one of seven, new environmental enforcement actions launched across the state, authorities said. The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and the state Department of Environmental Protection released details about each lawsuit on […]

August 24, 2022

How insurance agents can best protect contractor clients

Source: https://www.propertycasualty360.com/, August 24, 2022 By: Chris McQueen There’s been no shortage of work for contractors over the last two years thanks to a booming construction market that’s translated into plenty of demand for insurance coverage. But supply chain disruptions, skilled labor shortages, ever-changing contractual requirements and economic uncertainty are among the issues that can lead […]

August 23, 2022

Eversource Plans Clean Up Of Toxins At Site In Framingham

Source: https://patch.com/, August 22, 2022 By: Neal McNamara Eversource has submitted a plan to state environmental regulators describing how the utility will clean up a contaminated former gas plant site in south Framingham. The former gas plant at 350 Irving St. closed in 2008, but the 25-acre site has remained contaminated with PCBs, lead, cyanide […]

August 23, 2022

5 injured in chemical release in Stark County

Source: https://fox8.com/, August 22, 2022 By: Danielle Cotterman Emergency crews responded to the scene of a chemical release in Stark County Monday. According to officials, the incident took place just before 8 a.m. Monday at US Ecology, 2050 Central Avenue SE. According to Scott Johnson with Canton Township Fire, 5 people were affected by the chemicals. All 5 were […]

August 23, 2022

‘Forever chemicals’ destroyed by simple new method

Source: https://news.northwestern.edu/, August 18, 2022 By: Amanda Morris PFAS, a group of manufactured chemicals commonly used since the 1940s, are called “forever chemicals” for a reason. Bacteria can’t eat them; fire can’t incinerate them; and water can’t dilute them. And, if these toxic chemicals are buried, they leach into surrounding soil, becoming a persistent problem […]

August 22, 2022

Families Housed at Fort Belvoir File Lawsuit Over Mold

Source: https://www.nbcwashington.com/, August 20, 2022 By: Jackie Bensen Residents of base housing at the Fort Belvoir Army Installation in Fairfax County, Virginia, say they’re experiencing asthma flareups, skin rashes, headaches and other health problems due to mold in their homes. The residents said they don’t fault the U.S. Army but the company hired to build […]

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