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March 9, 2011

Superfund Snags Canadian Smelter

Source: http://enr.construction.com, August 7, 2006 By: Thomas F. Armistead A smelter in Canada is liable under U.S. Superfund law for the cleanup of pollution flushed across the international border, a federal appeals court has ruled. The July 2 decision by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals adds the force of law to […]

March 9, 2011

Increased Cancer Rate Linked to Textile Site

Read here about how a cluster of cancer cases in Massachusetts has been linked to a former textile site where kids used to play.

March 9, 2011

Chemical Vapor Causes Paint Factory Explosion

Read here about how a build up of chemical vapors was cited as the cause of a pint factory explosion in Massachusetts.

March 9, 2011

Ammonia Leak Sends People to Hospital

Read here about how an ammonia leak in Connecticut sent 12 people to the hospital.

March 9, 2011

PA Gas Well Waste Monitoring to be Increased

Read here about the EPA asking Pennsylvania to increase their monitoring of gas well waste.

March 7, 2011

Legionella bacteria found at Playboy Mansion after illnesses

Source: Reuters, March 2, 2011 By: Dan Whitcomb Health officials investigating a respiratory illness that infected some 200 people after a party at the Playboy Mansion said on Tuesday they had found the bacteria that causes Legionnaires disease in a water source there. But the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said it was […]

March 7, 2011

PG&E Faults Sewer Work Under San Bruno Gas Line

Source: San Jose Mercury News, March 3, 2011 Posted on: http://enr.construction.com By: Steve Johnson A PG&E inspector has expressed concerns to federal investigators about the methods used in 2008 to install a sewer line just inches below the natural gas line that erupted in San Bruno on Sept. 9, according to documents made public this […]

March 7, 2011

Pittsburgh Water To Be Tested For Radiation

Source: http://www.clipsyndicate.com, March 3, 2011 Video Clip – Two Allegheny County water companies said they will begin testing water supplies for radiation to check for problems from treated gas drilling water that’s discharged into streams and rivers.

March 7, 2011

CA Groundwater Cleanup Suit Settled

Read here about how a Burbank, CA airport settled a groundwater contamination lawsuit.

March 7, 2011

Hearing in RES lawsuit focuses on class-action certification

Source: Joplin Globe (MO), March 2, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com Jasper County Circuit Court Judge David Dally is expected to rule in 10 days on whether or not Carthage residents can sue as a class over damages from odors allegedly coming from Renewable Environmental Solutions of Carthage. Dally heard two hours of arguments today focusing […]

March 7, 2011

BRIEF: EPA fines St. Joseph company

Source: St. Joseph News-Press (MO), March 2, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com A St. Joseph company will pay a $64,804 civil penalty for a series of Environmental Protection Agency violations at its manufacturing facility in St. Joseph, Mo. Albaugh, which makes and packages generic fertilizers and herbicides, agreed to pay a civil penalty for a series […]

March 7, 2011

BRIEF: Eight more defendants in Superfund suit pay to settle claims

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA), March 1, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com Eight more defendants in a federal lawsuit over a Western Pennsylvania Superfund site have agreed to pay about $1.4 million to settle the government’s claims against them, according to a proposed consent order the Environmental Protection Agency filed yesterday. The 1997 lawsuit involves the Breslube-Penn […]


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