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August 1, 2011

Chinese drywall supplier ordered by judge tor release more information

Read here about a Florida Chinese drywall supplier ordered to release more information in a muli-million-dollar class action lawsuit.

August 1, 2011

Report shows fewer farms concentrating waste

Read here about a report recently released that shows that fewer chicken farms are concentrating waste.

August 1, 2011

Space program's environmental cleanup could take decades: NASA's environmental cleanup may take decades

Source: USAToday.com, July 31, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com NASA spent decades to send men to the moon, launch the space shuttles and build a laboratory in space, and now it will take a century to clean up the chemical messes left behind. Plumes of carcinogenic chemicals used in the launching of the space shuttles, Apollo […]

July 26, 2011

Professional liability risks grow with green construction

Source: http://www.businessinsurance.com, July 24, 2011 By: Judy Greenwald Challenges facing risk managers and insurers in developing errors and omissions coverage for “green” construction projects are similar to but also different than standard construction risks. The difference generally is found in new technology and materials, which are untested and often experimental, and can lead to unfounded […]

July 18, 2011

$2.5 million awarded in asbestos case verdict

Source: http://www.buffalonews.com, July 15, 2011 A laboratory chemist exposed to dust containing asbestos won a$2.5 million verdict after a two-week trial, his lawyer said. James Ginter was diagnosed with mesothelioma in March 2010. Keith R. Vona, an attorney at Lipsitz&Ponterio who represented Ginter, called the verdict “a great victory for workers exposed to asbestos-containing dust.” Ginter worked […]

July 18, 2011

ACE Westchester Expands Environmental Coverage with Premises Pollution Package

Source: http://www.insurancejournal.com, July 13, 2011 ACE Westchester, the U.S.-based wholesale-focused insurance division of the ACE Group, has launched ACE Westchester Elite Premises Pollution Liability form. The new policy provides a package of pollution coverages and offers additional enhancements for the risks and exposures faced by owners of facilities affected by changing environmental regulations. This enhanced […]

July 18, 2011

MS Chicken Plant Costing Taxpayers Over $1 Million

Read here about why a Mississippi-based chicken plant is costing taxpayers more than $1 million.

July 8, 2011

Q&A: A 3-D perspective in construction

Source: http://www.chron.com, July 1, 2011 By: Katherine Feser A Houston construction company that embraces virtual technology to cut costs has grabbed a piece of a $1.2 billion project to renovate a New York City airport. The 22-year-old Satterfield & Pontikes Construction is using computer modeling as part of a Delta Air Lines project to renovate […]

July 7, 2011

New threats of contamination found in MT town

Read here about a new threat of danger in a Montana asbestos town.

July 6, 2011

KY Coal Companies Violate Clean Water Act

Read here about two coal companies in Kentucky previously fined for violations of the Clean Water Act continue to break this law.

July 6, 2011

EPA joins cleanup of tainted Milton soil

Source: http://articles.boston.com, June 30, 2011 By: Johanna Seltz Federal cleanup crews in protective gear are scheduled to start digging up contaminated soil from yards in a residential Milton neighborhood this week. The work is the second phase of a project aimed at removing soil laced with lead and arsenic from state-owned land along the Neponset […]

July 1, 2011

Ohio EPA fines APEX site owners for asbestos violations

Source: http://www.sanduskyregister.com, June 27, 2011 By: Jessica Cuffman While owners of the former Apex Manufacturing site moved forward to clean up the property, the Ohio EPA fined them for asbestos-related violations. Famous Realty of Cleveland will have to pay $20,700 in civil fees for improperly destroying buildings that still had asbestos inside them, according to […]

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