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March 14, 2011

Mill Pollution Lawsuit May Be Dismissed

Read here about how the former owner’s of a Maryland steel mill have requested that a lawsuit be dismissed.

March 14, 2011

Metro removing asbestos from Farragut North, Union Station

Source: http://washingtonexaminer.com, March 9, 2011 By: Kytja Weir Asbestos has been found during renovations of Metro’s Farragut North and Union Station stops, The Washington Examiner has learned. Crews have been quietly working during off-hours to remove the cancer-causing flame retardant since last week, according to the transit agency. The remediation work is expected to last […]

March 14, 2011

Groups say facilities wrongly discharging drilling wastewater

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 11, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com Two municipal sewage treatment facilities that together discharge 150,000 gallons a day of Marcellus Shale wastewater into the Monongahela River watershed don’t have federal permits for such pollution discharges and should, according to two environmental organizations that say they will sue the facilities in federal court. […]

March 14, 2011

Myrtle Beach officials consider legal action over AVX pollution

Source: http://www.thesunnews.com, March 10, 2011 By: David Wren Myrtle Beach officials say they are concerned that groundwater contamination from AVX Corp. might be more widespread than previously thought, and they are looking into whether legal action is warranted against the manufacturer. “We want to know what liability they [AVX] have to the city and to […]

March 14, 2011

Bledsoe diesel spill

Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press, March 10, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com An environmental cleanup crew is soaking up the remains of a 200-gallon diesel spill that happened in Bledsoe County when a tractor-trailer flipped over on a hairpin curve. Bledsoe County 911 dispatcher Patricia Edmons said the call came in about 11:50 a.m. CST Tuesday […]

March 14, 2011

Sardines Clog a California Marina

Read here about a toxin found in sardines that clogged a marina in California.

March 14, 2011

Texas Site Added to Superfund List

Read here about a Texas site that has been added to the EPA’s list of Superfund sites.

March 14, 2011

Indiana Site Proposed to Superfund List

Read here about an Indiana landfill that the EPA would like to add to its Superfund cleanup list.

March 14, 2011

Illinois Site Proposed to Superfund List

Read here about a zinc site in Illinois that has been proposed by the EPA for addition to the Superfund’s National Priorities List.

March 14, 2011

WSJ: Quebec Halts Most Shale-Gas Activity After Inconclusive Environmental Assessment

Source: Dow Jones News Service, March 9, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com The provincial Canadian government of Quebec said it would halt most new natural-gas exploration and development following an environmental assessment of shale-gas extraction that called for further studies, putting a fresh regulatory spotlight on the method amid recent environmental worries in the U.S. The […]

March 9, 2011

Apex waste plant insured by AIG units

Source: http://www.businessinsurance.com, October 6, 2006 By: Roberto Ceniceros The operator of a hazardous materials facility that burned late Thursday, forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents near Raleigh, N.C., has a pollution liability policy with a $28 million aggregate limit issued by American International Specialty Lines Insurance Co., among other coverages, documents show. American International […]

March 9, 2011

Going for Broke: How a copper giant plans to make the public pay for its toxic mess

Source: http://www.sierraclub.org, May/June 2006 By: Marilyn Berlin Snell At 75, Joe Piñón still wears a crisp white lab coat and fills prescriptions at the pharmacy he’s owned in El Paso, Texas, since 1960. His oversize glasses, helpful in deciphering a doctor’s chicken scratch, lend him an owlish appearance; his soft voice only hints that he’s also […]

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