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December 6, 2023

White House proposes nationwide lead pipe replacement

Source: https://www.constructiondive.com/, December 5, 2023 By: Julie Strupp The EPA proposed new restrictions Thursday that would require the replacement of virtually all lead water pipes across the U.S., according to a White House press release. The goal is to remove the neurotoxin from drinking water and prevent another public health catastrophe like the one that occurred […]

December 6, 2023

10 major engineering challenges of the next decade

Source: https://www.elsevier.com/, November 1, 2023 Challenges related to climate change continue to threaten the world’s population. But solutions exist, and engineers will play a major role in solving them. Here are 10 major challenges and what engineers can do about them in 2023. Read more.

December 4, 2023

Navigating environmental issues and liabilities in transactions

Source: https://sbnonline.com/, December 4, 2023 By: Sue Ostrowski When conducting corporate or real estate transactions, prospective buyers need to be aware of the environmental risks of the proposed acquisition, or they could find themselves on the hook for millions of dollars in remediation and compliance liabilities. “Buyers need to work closely with an experienced environmental […]

November 30, 2023

Chemical firms to pay $110 million to Ohio to settle claims over releases of ‘forever chemicals’

Source: https://www.wfmj.com/, November 30, 2023 The DuPont Co. and two spin-off firms will pay $110 million to the state of Ohio to settle a lawsuit over environmental threats from toxic chemicals used at a former DuPont facility in neighboring West Virginia, the companies said Wednesday. The settlement involving DuPont, the Chemours Co. and Corteva Inc. […]

November 28, 2023

3M, DuPont defeat massive class action over forever chemicals

Source: https://www.reuters.com/, November 27, 2023 By: Clark Mindock A U.S. appeals court on Monday handed 3M (MMM.N), Corteva Inc (CTVA.N) subsidiary E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co and other manufacturers of toxic so-called “forever chemicals” a big win in their fight against legal liability for the substances, rejecting a lower court’s ruling that would have allowed about […]

November 27, 2023

Two places in Kentucky have high rates of PFAS. Here’s what officials are doing about it.

Source: https://www.wkms.org/, November 27, 2023 By: Ryan Van Velzer In the latest round of testing for forever chemicals, the Kentucky Division of Water discovered high rates in two communities. Now, municipal leaders are working with state officials to try and fix it. The city of Lewisport, Kentucky, is a seven-time winner of the Best Tasting […]

November 27, 2023

State of emergency declared in Kentucky after chemical train derails

Source: https://www.wsws.org/, November 27, 2023 By: George Marlowe On Wednesday, a CSX train derailed in Rockcastle County in Kentucky. According to CSX, the 15-car derailment took place in the area between Mullins Station and Livingston, causing a chemical spill. Two cars carrying sulfur were part of the breach and one person was injured. Kentucky Governor […]

November 22, 2023

Records: NC State knew of toxic chemical concerns inside Poe Hall months before closing building

Source: https://www.wral.com/, November 20, 2023 By: Keely Arthur</span. New records obtained by WRAL 5 On Your Side reveal that North Carolina State University was aware of concerns regarding cancer-causing toxic chemicals inside Poe Hall over a month and a half before the university decided to evacuate the building. Read more.

November 16, 2023

Frustration mounts in Bel Aire 2 years into Woodlawn construction project

Source: https://www.kwch.com/, November 16, 2023 By: Branden Stitt and Matt Heilman A major construction project in Bel Aire continues to cause frustration with no clear end in sight, two years after it began. The incomplete Woodlawn roadwork raises numerous questions, chief among which are why the work isn’t done and what mistakes happened along the […]

November 16, 2023

Real Estate E&O Claims Impacted by Social Inflation

Source: https://www.iamagazine.com/, October 30, 2023 By: Jude Sedliak Social inflation is wreaking havoc on the real estate professionals errors & omissions segment, leading to an increasing number of lawsuits and astronomical settlement amounts. While no real estate professional is safe thanks to a cooling housing market, property managers are seeing more than their fair share […]

November 16, 2023

Rectification Claims: Creating the Proper Expectations

Source: https://www.irmi.com/, October 30, 2023 By: Jeff Slivka Rectification coverage today has become a common insuring agreement or coverage part under a typical contractors professional liability policy (CPrL). Claims that trigger the rectification insuring agreement are on the rise with nearly every insurer offering the coverage in both frequency and severity. Known by some as […]

November 10, 2023

Forever chemicals’ toxic legacy at Chicago’s airports

Source: https://chicago.suntimes.com/, November 10, 2023 By: Brett Chase When an American Airlines jetliner caught fire on an O’Hare Airport runway in October 2016, firefighters rushed to the scene. Within three minutes, they’d blanketed the flames with a suffocating foam, a product used at airports for half a century. Known as AFFF, it has been used […]

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