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May 30, 2024

$2.7M Settlement Reached In Delaware River Chemical Spill

Source: https://patch.com/, May 30, 2024 By: Dino Ciliberti The company responsible for a chemical spill last year into the Delaware River that caused concerns over drinking water contamination has reached a settlement. More than a year after a chemical spill in the Delaware River that led to widespread panic purchases of water in Lower Bucks County and […]

November 28, 2023

Monsanto to pay $165M to former school employees over chemicals in light fixtures

Source: https://topclassactions.com/, November 28, 2023 By:Abraham Jewett Monsanto corporate spin-off Pharmacia LLC has been ordered by a jury in Seattle to pay $165 million after being found liable for selling an unsafe product without providing adequate warning to consumers. The funds have been awarded to a group of former employees at Sky Valley Education Center […]

October 13, 2023

Toxic PFAS from US military bases polluting drinking water, report finds

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/. October 13, 2023 By: Tom Perkins Plumes of toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” flowing from at least 245 US military bases are contaminating or threatening to pollute drinking water for nearby communities, and hundreds more are likely at risk across America, a new Department of Defense report finds. The number of communities threatened by the military’s […]

September 29, 2023

Milwaukee sues Monsanto over toxic PCB contamination

Source: https://www.courthousenews.com/, September 28, 2023 By: Joe Kelly The city of Milwaukee’s government sued Monsanto on Thursday over ongoing contamination of its water systems by PCBs, a family of human-made toxic chemicals the agrochemical giant used in its products for decades. PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, are tasteless, odorless organic chemicals used in a variety of industrial and […]

September 21, 2023

Chicago Sues Monsanto for Polluting City’s Air, Water, Soil with Toxic Chemicals

Source: https://news.wttw.com/, September 20, 2023 By: Heather Cherone For decades, Monsanto released toxic chemicals known as polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, into Chicago’s air, water and soil, causing significant harm to the city’s residents and its environment, Mayor Brandon Johnson said Wednesday. Now it is time for the agribusiness firm to pay to clean up the […]

September 8, 2023

Iowa DNR sues bio-fuel company C6-Zero for over $1.5 million in wake of fiery explosion and environmental contamination

Source: https://cbs2iowa.com/, September 8, 2023 Iowa Department of Natural Resources is suing C6-Zero and its owner Howard Brand for more than $1.5 million. In a lawsuit filed July 6th, IDNR cites two rounds of response to deal with the bio-fuel explosion and fire in Marengo on December 8, 2022. Read more.

August 18, 2023

Residents in a Wisconsin town with extreme PFAS contamination file lawsuit against paper mill

Source: https://www.jsonline.com/, August 18, 2023 By: Laura Schulte  Residents in a small northern Wisconsin town are suing a paper mill they say is responsible for the spread of “forever chemicals” on nearby farm fields, leading to contamination in their private wells. Four residents in the Town of Stella filed a lawsuit last week against the Ahlstrom-Munksjö […]

August 11, 2023

Chemical/Manufacturing

Source: Distinguished Programs A chemical manufacturing plant caught fire, emitting hazardous vapors into the air and hazardous liquids into the soil and groundwater. The air vapors and groundwater migrated to a number of nearby third-party properties. A  class action lawsuit was filed by the neighboring community for property damage and bodily injury. In addition to  […]

July 10, 2023

Plainfield Twp., Wolverine Worldwide file court paperwork to settle financial dispute

Source: https://www.fox17online.com/, July 7, 2023 By: Lauren Edwards In 2020, Wolverine Worldwide, the State of Michigan and Plainfield and Algoma townships settled a lawsuit regarding the PFAS contamination crisis that residents endured. The per and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as the forever chemical, were discovered in the townships’ water systems and led to residents experiencing […]

June 29, 2023

Chemical company to pay $393M to New Jersey over PFAS claims

Source: https://www.advisen.com/, June 29, 2023 By: Erin Ayers The American subsidiary of Solvay, a Belgian chemical manufacturer, agreed to pay $393 million to settle PFAS-related claims in New Jersey in what state officials call a “historic step.” According to New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC produced industrial plastics, coatings, […]

June 27, 2023

Judge allows Burlington School District’s lawsuit against Monsanto to proceed

Source: https://vtdigger.org/. July 26, 2023 By: Patrick Crowley A federal judge denied a motion to dismiss the Burlington School District’s lawsuit against Monsanto on Monday, allowing the suit to proceed. U.S. District Court Judge William Sessions denied the motion in a lawsuit related to PCB contamination at Burlington High School. The school district alleged in […]

December 16, 2022

Monsanto to pay Oregon $698 million for claimed PCB contamination

Source: https://www.courthousenews.com/, December 15, 2022 By: Alanna Madden Chemical manufacturer Monsanto agreed to dole out $698 million over toxic chemicals that Oregon says has polluted its rivers, lakes and forests for the last 90 years. Owned by Germany-based chemical giant Bayer AG, Monsanto is best known for its herbicide Roundup, which has seen its own share […]

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