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July 23, 2024

CPRG Implementation Grants: General Competition Selections

Source: https://www.epa.gov/ The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced 25 selected applications for over $4.3 billion in grants to implement community-driven solutions to the climate crisis, reduce air pollution, advance environmental justice, and accelerate America’s clean energy transition. The selected applications will fund state, local, and Tribal entities located in 30 states. The grants will be […]

July 23, 2024

New Study Locates PFAS ‘Forever Chemical’ Hot Spots in U.S.

Source: https://www.ecowatch.com/, July 10, 2024 By: Cristen Hemingway Jaynes A new study by economists from West Virginia University (WVU) has found hot spots of harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) “forever chemicals” in United States public water systems, including in higher-income, densely populated areas, as well as those that use groundwater. At least four PFAS contamination hot spots were identified in the […]

July 22, 2024

Curbing Legionnaires’ disease in NJ

Source: https://www.njspotlightnews.org/, July 22, 2024 By: Lilo H. Stainton Seven years ago, Morristown resident Kevin Hanlon, then 47, was recovering from lung cancer when he encountered something in a Manhattan office building that proved even more deadly: Legionella. The bacteria, spread through water droplets propelled by powerful commercial air conditioners, resulted in Legionnaires’ disease, a […]

July 18, 2024

Glass windows shattering at Center City apartments prompts lawsuit; resident speaks out

Source: https://www.fox29.com/, July 17, 2024 By: Shawnette Wilson Residents of a high-rise in Center City are having a major problem after they say the windows keep falling out! “It’s right on the Schuylkill River trail. It’s a 10-minute walk to the hustle and bustle of Center City,” said Sam Myers. He absolutely loved the unit […]

July 17, 2024

Potential toxic chemical leak reported at Bartram’s Garden

Source: https://metrophiladelphia.com/, July 17, 2024 By: Jack Tomczuk A potential chemical leak from a former industrial site has shuttered a section of Bartram’s Garden and sparked concerns about contamination of the Schuylkill River. Preliminary testing of the site indicated the presence of chromium, a carcinogen, according to the nonprofit John Bartram Association, which operates the Southwest Philadelphia […]

July 11, 2024

Maywood residents sue polluter over exposure to cancer-causing chemical

Source: https://lapublicpress.org/, July 10, 2024 By: Alfredo Santana Twelve residents of Maywood, all diagnosed with cancer, have filed a class-action lawsuit against a company that sterilizes medical equipment for allegedly leaking, over decades, a toxic carcinogen that, the residents say, has led to a cancer cluster in the small Southeast LA city. The residents are […]

July 11, 2024

Southern California methane leak was largest in U.S. history

Source: https://pubs.acs.org/, February 29, 2016 By: Elizabeth Wilson Engineers finally capped the massive methane leak in Southern California earlier this month. The leak, at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, had spewed the potent greenhouse gas into the atmosphere for more than three months. Now scientists, engineers, and policy-makers are assessing the disaster’s ramifications, […]

July 11, 2024

Massive oil spill off California coast shuts down beaches, cancels air show

Source: https://www.abc27.com/, October 3, 2021 By: Kristine de Leon, Christina Pascucci A massive oil spill off the Southern California coastline has prompted the closure of beachfront areas from the Huntington Beach Pier down to Newport Beach, according to city officials Sunday morning. At least 126,000 gallons (98,420 liters) of oil spilled into the waters off […]

July 9, 2024

Eagle Mill developers say they’re undertaking a cleanup for contaminants at site in Lee

Source: July 9, 2024 By: Josh Landes A mill redevelopment project in Lee, Massachusetts is working to clean up chemical contaminants as it continues its long journey to fruition. The Eagle Mill campus sits on the banks of the Housatonic River in the heart of Lee. The $80 million project to transform the former industrial […]

July 9, 2024

Managing risk: what the EPA’s TSCA chemical use bans tell us

Source: https://www.financierworldwide.com/, August 2024 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued final risk management rules under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) banning certain uses of two chemicals: chrysotile asbestos and methylene chloride. The identity of these two chemicals is less important than the process by which the EPA concluded that the banned uses […]

July 3, 2024

PFAS and Other Emerging Alleged Contaminants Litigation: Mitigating Risk Through Insurance

Source: https://www.lexology.com/, July 1, 2024 By: Bilal Khattab and Sarah Turpin, K&L Gates LLP The United States (US) has seen an explosion of litigation in recent years relating to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), referred to by some as “forever chemicals” because they are slow to degrade and can stay in the environment for many […]

July 2, 2024

Lakeland has an estimate of how much it will cost to clean up its southwest sewage spill

Source: https://www.theledger.com/, July 2, 2024 By: Sara-Megan Walsh Lakeland officials have gotten an estimate of what it will cost to clean up the source of the foul odor in Southwest Lakeland. City commissioners unanimously approved spending $947,192 on Monday for Bartow-based A-C-T Environmental and Infrastructure to remove soil contaminated by a wastewater force main break […]

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