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April 18, 2024

Montana Asbestos Victims Want Buffett’s Railroad Company Held Responsible

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, April 18, 2023 An attorney for two people who died of a rare lung cancer argued this week for a jury to hold BNSF Railway responsible for pollution in a small Montana town near the U.S.-Canada border where thousands of people were exposed to toxic asbestos dust. The railroad — now owned by […]

April 17, 2024

Years after a chemical contaminated Paden City’s water supply, residents are still sick and suffering

Source: https://www.register-herald.com/, April 17, 2024 By: Erin Beck Robin Fox remembers the first sign that something was wrong with her husband Mark. “That was three years before we knew about the water,” she said. First, he began slurring his speech. Though Mark was once the picture of health, his muscle function rapidly deteriorated until he […]

April 16, 2024

Maine sues Monsanto, accusing chemical manufacturer of polluting land, water

Source: https://www.pressherald.com/, April 12, 2023 By: Stephen Singer Monsanto, the giant biochemical manufacturer, knowingly polluted streams, rivers, estuaries and wetlands in Maine for years with PCBs before the carcinogenic chemical compound was banned by federal law in the 1970s, the state said in a lawsuit filed Friday. The suit, filed in Cumberland County Superior Court, accuses Monsanto […]

April 16, 2024

Maine’s former landfills are leaking forever chemicals

Source: https://www.sunjournal.com/, April 15, 2024 By: Penelope Overton Some of Maine’s defunct landfills are leaking potentially harmful forever chemicals into the drinking water supplies of nearby homes at levels that are up to 100 times higher than what Maine deems safe to drink. Data released to the Press Herald show 23 closed landfills from Kittery […]

April 15, 2024

Long Island residents face renewed concerns after discovery of toxic chemicals in graveyard of contaminants

Source: https://www.yahoo.com/, April 13, 2024 Large chemical drums found buried at a local park on Long Island have reignited anger and outrage from area officials and residents who have long feared that the park’s past may be linked to cancer’s prevalence in the community. The latest discovery has left some to believe there are more secrets to […]

April 15, 2024

‘Forever chemicals’: New federal rule may cost SC water utilities millions

Source: https://scnow.com/, April 14, 2024 By: Sammy Fretwell and Morgan Hughes Utilities across South Carolina face hundreds of millions of dollars in costs to cleanse drinking water of harmful “forever chemicals’’ now that the federal government has finalized a rule to make water safe from the potentially cancer-causing toxins. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule, […]

April 11, 2024

A foul odor prompts worry among Ivy City residents about toxic chemicals

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/, April 11, 2024 By: Paul Schwartzman For years, neighbors puzzled over the source of a burning stench pervading their blue-collar corner of Northeast Washington. The odor has been foul enough at times that they say they have shut their windows and stayed indoors. The list of suspected causes in Ivy City — an epicenter in […]

April 9, 2024

Sacramento DA sues California alleging underground tanks leaking under Capitol building

Source: https://www.yahoo.com/, April 4, 2024 By: Theresa Clift The Sacramento County district attorney’s office has sued a state agency alleging that storage tanks are leaking hazardous substances under several downtown buildings, including the state Capitol. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Sacramento Superior Court against the California Department of General Services, alleges the leakages are also […]

April 3, 2024

NC State alumni report 150+ cancer cases possibly stemming from contaminants in shut-down campus building

Source: https://nypost.com/, April 1, 2024 By: Audrey Conklin North Carolina State University in Raleigh continues to investigate student and alumni exposure to concerning levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a probable carcinogen, in one of its campus buildings that the school officially shut down in November of last year. Read more.

March 29, 2024

Tank complex that leaked, polluting Pearl Harbor’s drinking water has been emptied, military says

Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/, March 28, 2024 The U.S. military said it’s finished draining million of gallons of fuel from an underground fuel tank complex in Hawaii that poisoned 6,000 people when it leaked jet fuel into Pearl Harbor’s drinking water in 2021. Joint Task Force Red Hill began defueling the tanks in October after completing months of […]

March 26, 2024

Trucking company takes responsibility for Nampa diesel spill

Source: https://www.ktvb.com/, March 25, 2024 By: Abby Davis On Saturday morning, the strong smell of fuel led Jeremy Schmerber to walk along Mason Creek, which runs near his RV in Nampa. He quickly realized something was wrong. “If you catch it at the right angle with the sun out, you can still see [the fuel], he […]

March 21, 2024

Travelers wins in pollution case

Source: https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/, March 21, 2024 By: Kenneth Araullo Travelers is officially safe from a potentially huge lawsuit after an appeals court ruled against a food supplier. In a recent judgment, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that Gold Coast Commodities Inc, a firm specializing in transforming used cooking oil and vegetable byproducts […]

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