RT ECP: Chemical

August 15, 2022

Small town residents sue chemical manufacturer over chlorine gas releases

Source: https://www.courthousenews.com/, August 13, 2022 By: Gabriel Tynes Jerome Haley said he often hears alarms sounding at the Olin plant in McIntosh, Alabama. So often in fact, that he and his neighbors pay little attention to them anymore. Years ago, Haley said, management at the Olin plant and a neighboring chemical plant, which at the […]

August 2, 2022

Fairborn sues forever chemical manufacturers

Source: https://www.wyso.org/, July 31, 2022 By: Chris Welter The City of Fairborn is suing 32 chemical manufacturers for allegedly contaminating one of the city’s back-up wells with “forever chemicals.” “Forever chemicals,” or PFAS, are extremely difficult to break down because of their strong chemical bonds, so they can end up sticking around for a long time […]

July 28, 2022

What chemical leaked from a tanker at East St. Louis manufacturing plant? Is it harmful?

Source: https://www.bnd.com/, July 28, 2022 By: Lexi Cortes Officials have released more details about an airborne chemical leak over the weekend at an East St. Louis manufacturing plant. A chemical transport trailer containing hydroxyethyl acrylate over-pressurized, possibly due to excessive heating, on Saturday morning at the Allnex USA, Inc. plant, spokeswomen for the company and […]

March 26, 2020

Who Pays When Remediation Goes Wrong? A Federal Court’s Evaluation of Contractor Liability

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (“CERCLA”) has been a prodigious generator of litigation for decades. First, the government sought to compel potentially responsible parties (“PRPs”) to clean up contaminated sites. Then, those PRPs who were found liable or who settled with the government sought contribution from other PRPs. Now, even after these […]

April 8, 2019

3M nears settlement with north Alabama water system over chemical pollution

Source: https://www.al.com, April 4, 2019 By: Dennis Pillion The West Morgan East Lawrence Water and Sewer Authority and chemical giant 3M are finalizing a settlement in a lawsuit over who will pay for a new multi-million dollar filtration system to remove industrial contaminants from the drinking water of thousands of people in north Alabama. The […]

November 27, 2018

Delaware Memorial Bridge: Gas leak prompted fears of car fires, chemical exposure

Source: https://www.delawareonline.com, November 26, 2018 By: Maddy Lauria, Karl Baker and Josephine Peterson It remains unclear what caused flammable toxic gas to seep into the air from Croda Inc.’s bio-ethanol plant north of New Castle Sunday night, but experts say the decision to close the Delaware Memorial Bridge was the safest bet. The incident shut down traffic […]

October 5, 2018

Dayton suing firefighting foam makers after water safety worries

Source: Dayton Daily News, October 4, 2018 Posted on: http://www.advisen.com The city of Dayton will sue the makers of firefighting foam in the wake of chemicals found in the water systems here and in other cities around the country. City officials announced the lawsuit today in an afternoon press conference. “It is our duty to […]

February 15, 2018

Minnesota vs. 3M: A guide to the $5 billion mega-trial

Source: https://www.twincities.com, February 11, 2018 By: Bob Shaw Call it the $5 billion Teflon trial — Minnesota’s biggest environmental lawsuit ever. When the trial of the State of Minnesota vs. 3M Co. starts Feb. 20, it will pit the state against what may be its most-loved company. The state attorney general will be taking on a […]

August 31, 2017

Harvey aftermath: More chemical fires possible as city loses clean water

Source: http://www.cnn.com, August 31, 207 By: Nicole Chavez and Holly Yan A spate of unexpected disasters are gripping Texas cities nearly a week after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the coast. The entire city of Beaumont has no running water after both of its water pumps failed. And they won’t be fixed until the floodwater has […]

August 30, 2017

Lead-Based Paint Is a “Pollutant” within CGL Pollution Exclusion

Source: http://www.constructionrisk.com, August 2017 By: Kent Holland Where lead-based paint was ingested by a tenant’s child, the tenant sued her landlord for injuries allegedly sustained by the child. The landlord tendered the claim to its commercial general liability (CGL) insurer who, instead of defending the case, filed a declaratory judgment action seeking a determination that […]

August 8, 2017

DuPont to Settle Environmental Lawsuits for Millions

Read here about almost $400 million in environmental lawsuits that DuPont has agreed to settle.

April 21, 2017

Lost Insurance Policy? Pursuing Coverage for Long-Tail Environmental Liability Still Feasible

Source: http://www.lexology.com, April 20, 2017 By: John H. Kazanjian and Nicole B. Weinstein, Beveridge & Diamond PC Companies facing environmental cleanup liability typically confront claims that are brought multiple decades after the alleged polluting activity took place. This passage of time often results in the loss or disappearance of crucial historic documents, including insurance policies, […]

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