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June 15, 2021

Fuel Leak In Delaware County Causing Environmental Issues In Nearby Areas

Source:, June 13, 2021 By: Howard Monroe As crews work to clean up a massive fuel spill in Delaware County, it’s now causing environmental issues in other nearby areas. Chopper 3 was over the scene in Brookhaven. Investigators say a spill at a gas station is to blame, but the exact details are still […]

June 15, 2021

Toxic chemicals found at California military installations, bill introduced to clean up

Source:, June 13, 2021 Sen. Alex Padilla said he and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand have introduced two bills to help clean up toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals found at military installations, including many in California. Read more.

June 15, 2021

Illinois chemical plant fire: Rockton orders mandatory evacuations, fire expected to burn for days

Source:, June 14, 2021 By: Greg Norman & Louis Casiano Authorities in Illinois have decided to let a massive fire at a chemical plant that began Monday morning with a large explosion burn the chemical product off, which could continue for several days. “We can’t speculate how long it will take to put out the fire,” […]

June 15, 2021

Managing environmental exposures amid rising natural disaster risks

Source:, June 14, 2021 By: David Schecter Natural catastrophes pose an increasing threat to businesses across the United States and, in particular, to industrial sites where one of the potential impacts is a pollution release with long-term ramifications. As natural catastrophes, from wildfires to flooding, become more frequent, organizations need to be well prepared and alert […]

June 11, 2021

Seed companies to shoulder cost, burden of cleaning up troubled AltEn ethanol plant

Source:, June 10, 2021 By: Chris Dunker Six companies that sent pesticide-treated seed to AltEn are assuming the responsibility of cleaning up contaminated solid and liquid waste at the now-defunct ethanol plant south of Mead. The coalition calling itself the AltEn Facility Response Group includes seed industry giants Bayer, Corteva Agriscience, Syngenta, AgReliant Genetics, […]

June 10, 2021

Soaring contamination causes shutdown of Tucson water treatment plant

Source:, June 9, 2021 By: Rick Wiley The groundwater on Tucson’s south side has become so contaminated that Tucson Water will soon shut down the plant that’s been treating it for 27 years. Although city officials say the plant has always delivered water that’s safe to drink, they can’t guarantee that any longer because […]

June 10, 2021

Cumberland County Considering Legal Action Against Chemical Company For Water Contamination

Source:, June 9, 2021 By: Celeste Gracia The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners is hiring an outside law firm as they consider legal action against Chemours. On Monday, county commissioners unanimously voted to hire a law firm recommended by the county attorney. At a news conference afterwards, officials explained that they want funding from […]

June 4, 2021

‘Our home stinks for many hours’: SC women sue pulp mill over ‘rotten-egg’ odor

Source:, June 3, 2021 By: Joe Marusak and Andrew Dys Two York County women have filed a second class-action lawsuit against a pulp mill whose foul-smelling emissions they say are invading their homes and sickening them and other Carolinians. A “very foul stench occurs quite often, usually at night,” Rock Hill homeowner Ethel Piercey […]

June 3, 2021

ARCO ordered to pay $16.3M in East Helena smelter cleanup

Source:, May 28, 2021 By: Phil Drake A federal court judge has ruled Atlantic Richfield Co. (ARCO) must pay Asarco $16.3 million for ongoing cleanup at the East Helena smelter facility that caused arsenic contamination to groundwater. Read more.

June 3, 2021

Maine farmers get little help cleaning up ‘forever chemical’ contamination

Source:, June 1, 2021 By: Sam Schipani In 2016, testing at Fred Stone’s Maine dairy farm showed stratospherically high levels of certain chemicals used in manufacturing in his soil and water. The culprit was likely his use of biosolids as fertilizer, something that environmental protection officials had assured him for years was safe. The […]

May 27, 2021

Mold Discovery During Hotel Renovations Denied Coverage, Says Court

Source:, May 25, 2021 By: Autumn Demberger When Sky Harbor Atlanta Northeast and Crestline Hotels & Resort were in the middle of a hotel remodel, mold was discovered growing on the premises. Sky Harbor, which owned the hotel itself, and Crestline, which managed the property, turned to their commercial property insurer Affiliated FM Insurance […]

May 27, 2021

PFAS in pesticides: ‘A problem of epic proportions’

Source:, March 5, 2021 By: E.A. Crunden and Ariel Wittenberg “Forever chemicals” are present in multiple common pesticides, according to new testing conducted by an environmental watchdog group and released exclusively to E&E News. The findings, described as “deeply concerning,” raise a host of public health concerns — including implications for food safety — […]

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