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July 30, 2020

DNR Monitoring PFAS Spill in Marinette at JCI/Tyco Facility

Source: https://spectrumnews1.com/, July 28, 2020 By: Jeff Dahdah The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced an accidental spill and possible contamination in the Marinette Area of PFAS. PFAS are a set of manmade chemicals used in things like firefighting foam, nonstick pans, and food wrappings. They are harmful to humans if digested and are often […]

July 30, 2020

Wisconsin Monitoring Contaminated Water Spill from Fire Extinguisher Maker

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, July 30, 2020 Wisconsin environmental officials said July 27 that they’re monitoring cleanup of what they’re calling an accidental release of contaminated river and groundwater at a Marinette plant that manufactures fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems. Department of Natural Resources officials said in a statement that they were notified of the release […]

July 28, 2020

Water contaminated with ‘forever chemicals,’ arsenic spilled at Marinette firefighting foam facility

Source: https://www.jsonline.com/, July 27, 2020 By: Laura Schulte A Marinette-based company known for mixing firefighting foam is under scrutiny after a spill Sunday night that sent water contaminated with arsenic and “forever chemicals” into the Menominee River. Tyco Fire Protection Products, a subsidiary of Johnson Controls, was the origin of the spill, according to the Wisconsin […]

July 28, 2020

Bill would allow owners of land polluted by ‘forever chemicals’ sue manufacturers

Source: https://www.wmtw.com/, July 27, 2020 By: Phil Hirschkorn A new bill going before the Maine Legislature would hold manufacturers of so-called “forever chemicals” accountable for pollution to farmland in the state. The polyfluoroalkyl substances are blamed for toxic contamination on at least two Maine dairy farms. Stoneridge dairy farm in Arundel used sewage sludge to […]

July 27, 2020

“Monsanto Will Pay $52 Million To The District Over Toxic PCB Contamination”

Source: https://www.popville.com/, July 17, 2020 “Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Monsanto will pay $52 million to resolve a lawsuit over the company’s production, promotion, and sale of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that damaged the District’s natural resources and put the health of residents at risk. The settlement with the Office of the […]

July 27, 2020

State investigating ‘very startling’ levels of PFAS chemicals on central Maine dairy farm

Source: https://www.pressherald.com/, July 24, 2020 By: Kevin Miller Milk from a Central Maine dairy farm contained levels of a harmful “forever chemical” that were 60 to 150 times higher than health standards, triggering a state investigation and raising new concerns about PFAS contamination on farms. The levels of contamination in the farm’s milk are the […]

July 27, 2020

3M has spent $100M on PFAS cleanup in Alabama; it agreed Friday to pay much more

Source: Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), July 25, 2020 Posted on: https://www.advisen.com/ 3M Co., which has spent $100 million on PFAS cleanup in Alabama, on Friday agreed to pay much more in a settlement with the state and the Environmental Protection Agency. Alabama and EPA officials called it a landmark agreement, the “most far-reaching and significant […]

July 24, 2020

AG CHARGES TWO PIPELINE COMPANIES OVER SPILLS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

Source: https://www.alleghenyfront.org/, July 23, 2020 By: Reid Frazier Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro charged two pipeline companies with polluting groundwater and streams in a series of spills in 2015 along a pipeline project in Washington County. Shapiro said grand jury evidence obtained in the case showed that the pipeline builders chose to ignore a spill along […]

July 24, 2020

Insurer not obligated to defend contractor in hazardous debris case

Source: https://www.businessinsurance.com/, July 23, 2020 By: Judy Greenwald An insurer is not obligated to defend a construction company in a case involving hazardous fumes and dust because “there is no ambiguity” its policy’s pollution exclusion applies, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday in affirming a lower court ruling. Lansing, Michigan-based Southern Owners Insurance Co. issued […]

July 23, 2020

$1.6 million settlement reached in 2016 oil spill

Source: Ventura County Star (CA), July 22, 2020 Posted on: https://www.advisen.com/ An oil pipeline company and associated contractor will pay a $1.6 million settlement regarding a 2016 crude oil spill in Ventura, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. The owner of the pipeline, Crimson Pipeline L.P., agreed to pay $1.3 million in civil […]

July 22, 2020

Lakewood water company sues Defense Department for costs related to contamination

Source: https://www.thenewstribune.com/, July 21, 2020 By: Abbie Shull Lakewood Water District is suing the U.S. government, including the Department of Defense, the Air Force and the Army as well as 13 manufacturers, including 3M and DuPont, of firefighting foam used on Joint Base Lewis-McChord that leaked into the groundwater supply. The district said it will […]

July 22, 2020

Miami-Dade to sue makers of cancer-linked chemicals PFAS

Source: https://www.miamitodaynews.com/, July 21, 2020 By: Jesse Scheckner Miami-Dade is suing the makers of cancer-linked chemicals found in the county water supply and has hired a legal team, including the lawyer whose work for those exposed to the chemicals was turned into a Hollywood feature film, to represent it in an ongoing class action. Commissioners […]

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