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December 22, 2022

Leland Settles With Engineering Firm Over Road Project Dispute

Source: https://www.wilmingtonbiz.com/, December 20, 2022 By: Johanna F. Still The town of Leland has reached a settlement arising from a dispute with engineering services firm URS Corp., also known as AECOM, a Fortune 500 company. URS has agreed to pay the town $75,000 to avoid a lawsuit for the town’s claims regarding faulty construction plans […]

December 22, 2022

3M will stop making dangerous ‘forever chemicals’

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/, December 20, 2022 By: Allyson Chiu and Brady Dennis, Consumer products giant 3M announced Tuesday that it will stop making and using a ubiquitous class of long-lasting, hazardous chemicals that can pose health risks to millions of Americans. The Minnesota-based conglomerate, which makes widely used products including sticky notes, adhesive tape and safety […]

December 20, 2022

Lawyer speaks out on the Sunoco pipeline construction lawsuit in Jackson Township

Source: https://wjactv.com/, December 19, 2022 By: Nicole Fuschino A Cambria County couple filed a $150,000 lawsuit against Sunoco Pipeline L.P. regarding the construction of a local pipeline. The Shawleys, who live on a private property along Allbaugh Park Road in Jackson Township, say the pipeline made their home “nearly uninhabitable.” “What we heard from Mr. […]

December 16, 2022

Parties Agree to Pay $150 Million Toward Clean Up of the Lower Passaic River in New Jersey

Source: https://www.epa.gov/, December 16, 2022 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today a proposed consent decree with 85 potentially responsible parties, requiring them to pay a total of $150 million to support the cleanup work and resolve their liability for discharging hazardous substances into the Lower Passaic […]

December 16, 2022

Monsanto to pay Oregon $698 million for claimed PCB contamination

Source: https://www.courthousenews.com/, December 15, 2022 By: Alanna Madden Chemical manufacturer Monsanto agreed to dole out $698 million over toxic chemicals that Oregon says has polluted its rivers, lakes and forests for the last 90 years. Owned by Germany-based chemical giant Bayer AG, Monsanto is best known for its herbicide Roundup, which has seen its own share […]

December 16, 2022

The hard truth of building clean solar farms

Source: https://www.popsci.com/, December 15, 2022 By: Zayna Syed Last month, the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice announced more than a million dollars in penalties against companies for polluting local waterways. The culprits? Four solar farms in Illinois, Alabama, and Idaho. Read more.

December 13, 2022

Burlington School District Sues Monsanto Over PCB Contamination

Source: https://www.sevendaysvt.com/, December 12, 2022 By: Derek Brouwer The Burlington School District is seeking to force chemical maker Monsanto to pay for the fallout from PCB contamination at the city’s now-shuttered high school. In a lawsuit filed on Friday in federal court in Burlington, the district alleges that Monsanto encouraged customers to use PCB mixtures […]

December 13, 2022

Agility and creativity key to managing shortages and building profits for the future.

Source: https://www.hubinternational.com/ Learn about construction market trends and insurance rate changes for 2023 in the Hub 2023 Outlook for Construction.

December 12, 2022

DEP says leaks, spill damage continue at Pa. storage site where gas leaked for weeks

Source: https://www.wesa.fm/, December 12, 2022 By: Reid Frazier The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says it has found gas leaking at several wells at the same Cambria County natural gas storage site where an uncontrolled gas leak spewed a large amount of methane for nearly two weeks last month. Though the leaks aren’t as serious […]

December 12, 2022

Major oil spill in Kansas is largest in Keystone pipeline’s history

Source: https://abc7chicago.com/, December 10, 2022 By: John Hanna, Ryan J. Foley and Heather Hollingsworth A ruptured pipe dumped enough oil this week into a northeastern Kansas creek to nearly fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool, becoming the largest onshore crude pipeline spill in nine years and surpassing all the previous ones on the same pipeline system […]

December 6, 2022

Brunswick takes Honeywell to court over decades of pollution

Source: https://thecurrentga.org/, December 6, 2022 By: Mary Landers The City of Brunswick is suing Honeywell and Georgia Power over pollutants on city property that allegedly came from the companies’ nearby industrial activity beginning in the 1950s. A federal Superfund site established in 1996 to clean up the pollutants does not include city property. In a […]

December 6, 2022

Leaks, mold, electrical problems, tilting floors: Some hurricane survivors discover their new homes are falling apart

Source: https://ncpolicywatch.com/, December 5, 2022 By: Lisa Sorg For privacy reasons, Policy Watch has identified the homeowners only by last name, or by their request, withheld their name altogether. Ms. Johnson’s toilet has sat, unconnected to any plumbing, in the middle of her master bathroom for more than a year. Mold is blooming in her […]

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