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September 2, 2010

Contaminated Groundwater Found on Construction Site

Acknowledgement to Great American New construction commenced on a previously undeveloped parcel of land. During excavation and dewatering activities, contaminated groundwater was discovered. The developer was required by State regulatory authorities to collect, test and treat groundwater pumped out during the excavation process. Contaminated soils were also discovered at the site. Construction delays and additional […]

September 2, 2010

Mold Discovered at Local College

Acknowledgement to Great American A local college received several complaints from faculty and students about musty odors coming from the basement of a classroom building. Upon investigating and interviewing staff members, it was determined that a downward sloped walkway into the basement caused rainwater to leak into a service entrance. While the rainwater intrusion was […]

September 1, 2010

Oil Contaminates Car Dealer, Neighboring Property

Acknowledgment to Great American An oil water separator for a car service center developed a fracture in one of its underground pipes. Over time, oil seeped from the system into the surrounding soil and groundwater, contaminating both the car dealer’s land and a neighboring property. The extent of the contamination was not realized until an […]

September 1, 2010

Illegal Meth Lab Found in Apartment

Acknowledgment to Great American The owner of an apartment building entered a unit that had been vacated and discovered that the renter had left behind an illegal meth lab and related chemicals. The renter could not be located and the landlord was left with the responsibility for the clean-up. Not only did the owner have […]

September 1, 2010

Mold Causes Problems at Upscale Apartments

Acknowledgement to Great American Widespread mold caused multiple problems for tenants and the property owner. A few years after construction of an upscale apartment community, tenants complained about mold in bathrooms. Multiple buildings and units within the complex experienced similar problems over the next few months. Some tenants moved out and filed claims for alleged […]

September 1, 2010

Airport Fueling System Leak

Acknowledgement to Great American An environmental study performed as part of a regional airport expansion project uncovered two areas of contamination. Leakage was discovered at an airport fueling system. In addition, containment areas for de­icing fluid were found to be inadequate, thereby allowing contaminants to enter a lake adjacent to the airport property. Costly remediation […]

September 1, 2010

Appeals court: mud from logging roads is pollution

Source: http://envfpn.advisen.com/#top GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A federal appeals court Tuesday decided that mud washing off logging roads is pollution and ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to write regulations to reduce the amount that reaches salmon streams. A conservation group that filed the lawsuit said if the ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of […]

September 1, 2010

Oct. trial set for La Plata County pollution suit

Source: http://envfpn.advisen.com/#top DENVER — La Plata County is scheduled to head to trial in October in its lawsuit against a rifle manufacturer over groundwater pollution at the jail. The trial is set to start Oct. 10 in federal court in Denver. The county wants Brown Group Retail Inc. to pay costs of cleaning up groundwater […]

September 1, 2010

The Risks of Renewable Energy Projects

Acknowledgement to Zurich A successful renewable energy project starts with a thorough risk analysis, along with an enterprise risk management program for the long run. Renewable energy developments on brownfield or other contaminated land is one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy. The EPA estimates that there are up to 490,000 sites […]

September 1, 2010

Allegations of Negligent Phase II Site Assessment

Acknowledgement to XL Environmental THE CLAIM An environmental consultant insured by XL was retained by the then owner of a parcel of land to prepare Phase I / Phase II Site Assessments in support of the sale of this land. Following the sale of the property, litigation was filed against our insured and its client […]

September 1, 2010

Tourism hardest hit in the Gulf in BP oil spill aftermath

Acknowledgement to Ironshore Environmental August 17th, 2010 12:22 pm By Dominique Doms, International Trade Examiner The tourism industry in the Gulf of Mexico is normally at its peak around this time of the year, but tourists are few and far between this time around. A stroll around the beaches of the Florida panhandle and the […]

September 1, 2010

Union Pacific Train Carrying Chlorine Gas Struck Train and Derails

Acknowledgement to Ironshore Environmental SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 28 (Reuters) – At least three people were killed when a Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP – News) freight train hauling chlorine gas and anhydrous ammonia struck another train and derailed in a rural area on Monday, spreading a hazardous gas cloud. Two people were found dead in […]


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