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March 8, 2023

Months after tanker crash in Bethlehem, cleanup continues of spilled gas, diesel fuel

Source: https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/, March 5, 2023 By: Sarah Cassi More than three months after a tanker truck crash sent thousands of gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel into a Bethlehem neighborhood and down storm drains, crews are still working to clean up the spill that reached a tributary of the Monocacy Creek. The Nov. 17 crash […]

March 6, 2023

Maine dairy farm coming out of toxic nightmare from ‘forever chemicals’

Source: https://www.newscentermaine.com/, March 2, 2023 By: Vivien Leigh More than 50 farms across Maine have been flagged by regulators as having some type of contamination from toxic chemicals known as PFAS. The industrial compounds were in wastewater sludge trucked to farms and used as fertilizer, leaching into well water and soil for decades. Read more.

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 […]

December 13, 2022

Burlington School District Sues Monsanto Over PCB Contamination

Source: https://www.sevendaysvt.com/, December 12, 2022 By: Derek Brouwer The Burlington School District is seeking to force chemical maker Monsanto to pay for the fallout from PCB contamination at the city’s now-shuttered high school. In a lawsuit filed on Friday in federal court in Burlington, the district alleges that Monsanto encouraged customers to use PCB mixtures […]

December 12, 2022

Major oil spill in Kansas is largest in Keystone pipeline’s history

Source: https://abc7chicago.com/, December 10, 2022 By: John Hanna, Ryan J. Foley and Heather Hollingsworth A ruptured pipe dumped enough oil this week into a northeastern Kansas creek to nearly fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool, becoming the largest onshore crude pipeline spill in nine years and surpassing all the previous ones on the same pipeline system […]

October 26, 2022

Colonial Pipeline contamination spreading in Huntersville; MVP Southgate natural gas project on ice, and more

Source: https://ncpolicywatch.com/, October 25, 2022 By: Lisa Sorg A plume of polluted groundwater is spreading in Mecklenburg County, where Colonial Pipeline is responsible for the largest gasoline spill in the U.S. since the early 1990s. On Aug. 14, 2020, two teenage boys found gasoline bubbling from the ground at the Oehler Nature Preserve, in Huntersville. […]

October 24, 2022

N.C. Court Joins Others in Finding Bacteria Exclusion Doesn’t Apply to Legionella Claims

Source: https://www.claimsjournal.com/, October 20, 2022 By: Jim Sams A decision by a panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals this week adds to a body of case law that holds insurers liable for outbreaks of Legionnaire’s disease despite policy exclusions for injuries caused by bacteria. The appellate panel on Tuesday affirmed a trial court decision […]

September 23, 2022

NYS: At Least 4 Deaths Linked to Disease Outbreak at Manhattan Nursing Home

Source: https://www.msn.com/, September 23, 2022 The officials from the New York State Department of Health said Thursday that there have been a total of eight cases of Legionnaires’ disease found at the Amsterdam Nursing Home on Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights. Among the eight people confirmed to have the illness, five have since died, four […]

September 20, 2022

Another lawsuit filed over Jackson water crisis

Source: https://mississippitoday.org/, September 19, 2022 By: Geoff Pender A class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Jackson residents seeking unspecified damages and to order the city to remove lead contamination, fix supply issues and not charge residents for water until issues are resolved. The lawsuit, filed Friday, includes as defendants the City of Jackson, […]

September 20, 2022

Parts of Ben Taub Hospital shut down after Legionella bacteria found in water, officials say

Source: https://abc13.com/, September 15, 2022 By: Brhe Berry and Chaz Miller Ben Taub shut down an area of the hospital after bacteria was found in the water system, according to the Harris Health System. Authorities said they immediately shut down the areas where Legionella bacteria was found. Now, officials are waiting for the test results […]

August 25, 2022

30 years of pollution: DEP sues Bergen business, saying it failed to clean up discharges

Source: https://www.northjersey.com/, August 24, 2022 By: Scott Fallon Multiple owners of an Elmwood Park dry cleaning business polluted the area around its Grove Street location with a potentially cancer-causing liquid solvent over the course of 30 years and failed to clean it up when ordered to do so, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by […]

August 17, 2022


Source: https://www.whiteandwilliams.com, October 22, 2020 By: Paul A. Briganti On October 19, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina held that a “hazardous materials” exclusion contained in a CGL policy did not preclude a duty to defend the insured against claims alleging bodily injury resulting from direct exposure to perfluorooctane […]

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