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July 23, 2024

Oil sheen seen for miles off Galveston coast, spill coming from ‘inactive’ offshore drilling platform

Source: https://www.click2houston.com/, July 19, 2024 By: Gage Goulding & Rayan Graham A massive oil sheen is stretching for miles along the Galveston coast in the Gulf of Mexico. The sheen is coming from an offshore drilling platform 12 miles from the sandy beaches of the Bolivar Peninsula, near Crystal Beach. Read more.

July 16, 2024

Contaminated soil costs Saline $2.3 million in wastewater treatment plan

Source: https://www.mlive.com/, July 16, 2024 By: Sam Jane Saline’s nearly three-year, $62-million construction project to upgrade its aging wastewater treatment plant recently encountered a $2.3 million problem. The city was informed that low levels of contaminating PFAS were found present in on-site soils. As a result, soil removal costs will more than quadruple from the […]

July 3, 2024

An unresolved issue of Tennessee coverage law: The scope of pollution exclusions

Source: https://kennedyslaw.com/, February 7, 2024 By: Junaid N. Savani Insurers often include exclusions within their liability policies to prohibit coverage for claims arising out of pollution exposure. The exact wording of the exclusion can differ significantly, but the key issue is whether the underlying allegations fall within the scope of the exclusion. In this regard, […]

July 3, 2024

Groups sue Columbia carpet manufacturer for “forever chemical” pollution

Source: https://www.wistv.com/, July 3, 2024 By: Joshua Hamphill On Tuesday, the Southern Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit in federal court against Shaw Industries on behalf of Congaree Riverkeeper due to Shaw’s illegal discharges of PFAS chemicals into the Lower Saluda River. The lawsuit comes after a March notice letter notifying Shaw of SELC’s intent to sue over the […]

June 25, 2024

Chemicals Leaked From Guard Base Reached a SoBu Wastewater Plant

Source: https://www.sevendaysvt.com/, June 24, 2024 By: Kevin McCallum A tank full of firefighting chemicals leaked onto the floor of a helicopter hangar at the Vermont National Guard base last week, and some of the toxic material likely reached the Winooski River, officials said on Monday. The fire-suppression material began spreading across the hangar floor shortly […]

June 13, 2024

Groundwater contamination from dry cleaning solvent prompts West Virginia school’s relocation

Source: https://www.statejournal.com/, June 12, 2024 By: John Raby Classes at a small West Virginia school will be relocated this fall, two years after the town’s contaminated groundwater was added to a national cleanup priority list. Wetzel County Schools Superintendent Cassandra R. Porter announced the move Tuesday for students, faculty and staff at Paden City High […]

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 […]

May 29, 2024

Norfolk Southern to pay over $500M for cleanup, rail safety after East Palestine derailment

Source: https://www.politico.com/, May 23, 2024 By: Alex Guillen and Chris Marquette Norfolk Southern will pay just over $500 million — $310 in environmental cleanup and $200 million for rail safety upgrades — as a result of last year’s disastrous train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, the Biden administration announced on Thursday. The proposed settlement, reached […]

May 29, 2024

What are leaking underground storage tanks and how are they being cleaned up?

Source: https://www.seattlepi.com/, May 29, 2024 By: Jordan Gass-Poore, The Uproot Project For more than a decade, some residents of the tiny Richmond, Rhode Island, neighborhood of Canob Park drank and bathed using tap water that had been tainted by gasoline that leaked from storage tanks buried under service stations a few hundred yards from their […]

May 29, 2024

Petrochemical company fined more than $30 million for 2019 explosions near Houston

Source: https://apnews.com/, May 21, 2024 A Texas petrochemical company has pleaded guilty to a violation of the Clean Air Act and agreed to pay more than $30 million in connection with two explosions that injured workers and caused the evacuation of thousands, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. The explosions at a TPC Group plant in the […]

May 17, 2024

$14M settlement reached in lawsuit over contaminated water at Montvale facility

Source: https://www.northjersey.com/, May 16, 2024 By: Kyle Morel New Jersey officials agreed to a $14 million settlement in a 2019 lawsuit involving groundwater contamination at a Montvale facility, the attorney general’s office stated Thursday. The settlement marks a resolution to the suit, filed in December 2019 against the Handy & Harman Electronic Materials Corp. and Cycle Chem Inc., […]

May 3, 2024

Court overturns ruling awarding Monroe teachers $185 million over chemical exposure

Source: https://www.king5.com/, May 2, 2024 A Washington state appeals court overturned a ruling Wednesday that awarded three Monroe teachers millions in damages over chemical exposure at Sky Valley Education Center. The teachers sued Missouri-based Monsanto and were initially awarded $18 million, $17 million and $15 million respectively, including $45 million each in punitive damages. Read more

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