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May 19, 2021

Nearly 800 Residents to Sue Wisconsin City Over PFAS Contamination

Source:, May 18, 2021 Nearly 800 residents of French Island plan to sue the city of La Crosse, Wisconsin, stemming from contamination of private drinking water wells from chemicals known as PFAS, a move that could expose the city to up to more than $39 million in claims. Attorney Tim Jacobson served the city […]

May 18, 2021

$11.9M settlement reached over PFAS contamination in Parchment drinking water

Source:, April 30, 2021 By: Trisha McCauley A $11.9 million settlement was reached in a lawsuit filed over high levels of PFAS contamination in Parchment drinking water. Jesika Sage, Parchment resident, said her family of nine, like many others in Parchment, have been dealing with contaminated waters for years. Read more.

May 17, 2021

Thornton’s old mall is a toxic hazard and threatens neighbors — and the cleanup is years in the making

Source:, May 14, 2021 By: Bruce Finley Colorado’s tradition of prioritizing environmental compliance over punishment played out again this week as Thornton officials pressed for cleanup of a shopping center north of Denver that’s tainted with asbestos and toxic chemicals. For more than a decade, leaders in Thornton, a booming bastion of relatively affordable […]

May 17, 2021

Lawsuits Filed In Groundwater Contamination Case

Source:, May 7, 2021 By: Sam Borcia The Illinois Attorney General and McHenry County State’s Attorney both filed a lawsuit charging a Marengo metals manufacturing plant with failing to act after they contaminated groundwater with human carcinogens years ago. The attorney general’s office initially filed a lawsuit in 2013 against 300 West LLC and […]

May 17, 2021

South Carolina Plant Draws 17K Complaints Over ‘Noxious’ Odor

Source:, May 12, 2021 A South Carolina cardboard factory has found itself in the middle of a stinky situation as environmental regulators order it to lower emissions after receiving thousands of complaints relating to a “noxious,” rotten egg-like smell coming from the plant. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control ordered the […]

May 17, 2021

I-40 bridge closed indefinitely after crack discovered in structure

Source:, May 11, 2021 The I-40 Hernando DeSoto “M” bridge over the Mississippi River is closed indefinitely, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, after crews discovered a crack in the structure during a routine inspection. TDOT says the crack is on the bottom side of the bridge truss and the bridge will be […]

May 13, 2021

Fuel spill into Matadero Creek prompts concerns about environmental damage

Source:, May 11, 2021 By: Gennady Sheyner and Sue Dremann Palo Alto residents and environmental advocates warned Monday that last week’s diesel fuel spill from the VA Palo Alto Health Care System’s Palo Alto campus into Matadero Creek may damage local wildlife and pushed the city to remain deeply involved in the cleanup effort. The incident […]

May 13, 2021

LAWSUIT: “Former Kearny Gas Station Site Contaminated Groundwater; 8 Other NJ Locations Environmental Enforcement Actions”

Source:, May 10, 2021 Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced today the filing of nine new environmental enforcement actions across the State, including seven to hold polluters accountable for contamination in environmentally overburdened communities. The seven lawsuits focused on overburdened communities address pollution […]

May 13, 2021

Cancer victims sue over toxic gas emissions from B. Braun’s Lehigh Valley plant, claiming 3 died

Source:, May 5, 2021 By: Peter Hall Toxic gas released from the B. Braun Medical plant in Lehigh County caused the cancers that sickened more than a dozen people and killed three more, lawsuits against the German medical device company allege. Ethylene oxide used to sterilize products has been vented into the air around […]

May 11, 2021

Defects, damage suspected in Mexico metro disaster

Source:, May 8, 2021 The collapse of a Mexico City metro overpass that left 25 people dead could have been caused by defects in the steel beams or damage to the joints, experts told AFP. The capital’s mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, said after Monday’s accident, which also left 80 injured, that a beam holding up […]

May 7, 2021

3M in Wausau ordered to investigate, clean up contamination found on west-side property

Source:, May 5, 2021 By: Shereen Siewert The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is requiring 3M in Wausau to investigate and clean up environmental contamination on property the company purchased late last year, an area adjacent to a largely residential neighborhood. The company received a responsible party letter from the DNR in February outlining […]

May 7, 2021

Flatiron Settles $2M Suit With Sub Over Misaligned Bridge Pier

Source:, April 30, 2021 By: Mary B. Powers and Tim Newcomb A federal district court judge in Washington state has approved a $1.8-million settlement between contractor Flatiron West and its subcontractor, PTS Surveying Inc., for survey errors that caused a misalignment on a bridge that was part of a completed $206-million segment of the […]


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