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October 6, 2021

Three companies to pay over $77M for contaminated CA groundwater

Source: https://www.waterworld.com/, October 6, 2021 On September 30, three settlement agreements through the Central District of California’s courts will require three companies to pay $77.6 million for contaminated groundwater cleanup. The companies — Montrose Chemical Corporation of California, Bayer CropScience Inc, TFCF America Inc and Stauffer management Company LLC — agreed to pay for the […]

October 5, 2021

Montrose Chemical Corp. Agrees to $77M in Consent Decrees in 31-Year Lawsuit Over DDT Pollution

Source: https://www.law.com/, October 4, 2021 By: Meghann M. Cuniff A group of defendants led by Montrose Chemical Corp. will pay at least another $77 million to clean up contamination in Los Angeles from a former Montrose dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, or DDT, manufacturing plant in what a veteran litigator hailed as a “milestone” in a 31-year legal saga. Three partial […]

October 5, 2021

Pipeline developer charged in connection with contamination in Pennsylvania

Source: https://6abc.com/, October 5, 2021 By: Michael Rubinkam Pennsylvania’s attorney general filed criminal charges Tuesday against the developer of a problem-plagued pipeline that takes natural gas liquids from the Marcellus Shale gas field to an export terminal near Philadelphia. Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the case at a news conference at Marsh Creek State Park […]

October 4, 2021

Company could spend up to $267 million to clean up mercury in Penobscot River

Source: https://www.pressherald.com/, October 1, 2021 By: Megan Gray A federal judge began hearings Friday that could resolve a decades-long legal battle and begin one of the costliest environmental remediation projects in Maine history. In 2000, Maine People’s Alliance and the Natural Resources Defense Council sued Mallinckrodt US LLC over mercury contamination in the Penobscot River from […]

October 1, 2021

Exide Property Lead Lawsuit & Vengeful Counterclaim

Source: https://www.laprogressive.com/ Sued last year by the state for its role as an owner and operator during the 1970s of a notoriously dirty lead-acid battery recycling facility in Vernon, just east of Los Angeles, NL Industries has filed a counterclaim arguing that property owners and other parties, including businesses, are to blame for area lead levels that […]

October 1, 2021

Delaware AG sues Monsanto for PCB contamination

Source: https://www.coastalpoint.com/, September 30, 2021 Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings filed a lawsuit on Sept. 22 against agrochemical company Monsanto and two of its corporate spinoffs, alleging long-lasting damage to Delaware’s natural resources. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages and clean-up costs associated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) — extremely toxic and persistent chemicals which Monsanto manufactured […]

September 30, 2021

Lawsuit: Northrop Grumman Knew Chemical Contaminated Homes

Source: https://www.usnews.com/, September 29, 2021 Defense company Northrop Grumman knew for more than a decade that chemicals from a site it owns near the Springfield-Branson Airport were contaminating groundwater in surrounding property, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. The lawsuit claims Northrop Grumman, which is based in Virginia, did not notify residents their groundwater may […]

September 28, 2021

Exide Countersuit Blames Property Owners for Lead Contamination

Source: https://patch.com/, September 27, 2021 By: Dan Ross Sued last year by the state for its role as an owner and operator during the 1970s of a notoriously dirty lead-acid battery recycling facility in Vernon, east of Los Angeles, NL Industries has filed a counterclaim arguing that property owners and other parties, including businesses, are to blame for area […]

September 27, 2021

Delaware sues chemical giant Monsanto over PCB contamination

Source: https://whyy.org/, September 24, 2021 By: Mark Eichmann Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings is suing Monsanto and two of its subsidiaries for “long-lasting damage” to the state’s natural resources from “extremely toxic” chemicals the company produced for decades. The lawsuit centers on polychlorinated biphenyls, more commonly known as PCBs, that the company produced and which […]

September 27, 2021

Air Force base in New Mexico tries to speed cleanup of “forever chemicals”

Source: https://www.militarytimes.com/, September 26, 2021 By: Theresa Davis Cannon Air Force Base is starting work with nearby landowners to test their water and soil for a group of chemicals known as PFAS. Tests will help the military determine where an underground contamination plume migrated off the base, the Albuquerque Journal reported. Read more.

September 24, 2021

Maintaining Viability of Environmental Due Diligence Reports

Source: https://alliedworldinsurance.com/, EnviroScope, September 2021 Consider this scenario: You are the lead sales broker on a large commercial real estate M&A transaction and the deal’s primary lender has requested copies of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) for the 80 properties in the portfolio as a precondition to issuing a loan commitment for financing the […]

September 23, 2021

AG Jennings sues Monsanto for PCB contamination

Source: https://news.delaware.gov/, September 23, 20021 Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings filed a lawsuit Wednesday against agrochemical giant Monsanto and two of its corporate spinoffs for long-lasting damage to Delaware’s natural resources. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages and clean-up costs associated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), extremely toxic and persistent chemicals which Monsanto manufactured for decades, despite knowing […]

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