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June 28, 2022

Coverage Doesn’t Stick In Teflon Dispute

Source: https://www.mondaq.com/, June 28, 2022 By: Erin E. Lamb, Freeman Mathis & Gary At its Petersburg, New York plant, Tonoga, Inc. made products and materials coated with polytetrafluoroethylene, better known by its trade name, Teflon. Before 2013, when making Teflon, Tonoga used perfluorooctanoic acid, perfluorooctane sulfonate, or a combination of both. These are man-made chemicals […]

June 28, 2022

Pa. waited more than 2 years to test wells after finding nearby contamination. Now this neighborhood wants answers.

Source: https://www.inquirer.com/, June 28, 2022 By: Adam Smeltz A class of synthetic chemicals identified in 2019 near Penn State University’s airport has fouled tap water in an adjacent neighborhood, and families there are now demanding to know why it took environmental officials so long to test their wells, which they use for bathing, cooking, and […]

June 28, 2022

Lawmakers urge Air Force to address water contamination in El Paso County

Source: https://www.fox21news.com/, June 28, 2022 Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper urged the U.S. Air Force to address water contamination in El Paso County from polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which were found in firefighting foam used at Peterson Space Force Base (SFB). According to the lawmakers, PFAS have contaminated the Widefield aquifer that provides drinking water […]

June 16, 2022


Source: https://www.wqpmag.com/, June 15, 2022 By: Cristina Tuser The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a fifth case of Legionnaires’ disease in a guest who stayed at The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations in Waikiki. According to the Hawai’i DOH, the fifth case was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease on May 23. The individual is […]

June 16, 2022

New Jersey sues Ford over Ringwood pollution, seeking millions in damages

Source: https://www.northjersey.com/, June 16, 2022 By: Scott Fallon New Jersey filed a lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. on Thursday seeking millions of dollars in damages for widespread pollution dumped more than 50 years ago in Upper Ringwood next to a neighborhood that has been home to generations of Native Americans. It is the latest action taken […]

June 9, 2022

Two dead, 24 diagnosed in Legionnaires cluster in the Bronx

Source: https://gothamist.com/, June 1, 2022 by: Catalina Gonella Two people have now died from Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx, health officials said Wednesday. The city’s health department said 24 people have been diagnosed since May 3rd, and four are currently hospitalized — the latest update on the cluster of cases in the Highbridge neighborhood of […]

May 31, 2022

Legionnaires’ Disease cases linked to New Jersey hotels

Source: http://outbreaknewstoday.com/, May 27, 2022 The New Jersey Department of Health in coordination with the Parsippany-Troy Hills Health and Human Services Department is investigating three cases of Legionnaires’ disease in guests who stayed at the Hilton/Hampton Inn Parsippany Hotel last year. Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia caused by breathing in Legionella bacteria. The guests visited the hotel, […]

May 31, 2022

Cannon PFAS destroyed longtime Clovis farmer’s dairy

Source: https://www.abqjournal.com/, May 28, 2022 By: Theresa Davis Art Schaap remembers the day in 2018 when people from Cannon Air Force Base knocked on his front door and asked to test his water. The Clovis dairy farmer had seen airmen use firefighting foam during training exercises. But he soon learned that toxic chemicals from that […]

May 25, 2022

Massachusetts sues companies over use of ‘forever chemicals’

Source: https://www.greenwichtime.com/, May 25, 2022 By: Mark Pratt Massachusetts has sued more than a dozen companies involved in the manufacture or marketing of so-called forever chemicals, alleging they knowingly polluted the environment and endangered public health, state Attorney General Maura Healey said Wednesday. The companies have known about the dangers of PFAS chemicals — found […]

May 24, 2022

Companies Face Billions in Damages as PFAS Lawsuits Flood Courts

Source: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/, May 23, 2022 For years, plaintiffs’ lawyers suing over health and environmental damage from so called forever chemicals, known collectively as PFAS, focused on one set of deep pockets—E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. But over the past two years, there’s been a seismic shift in the legal landscape as awareness […]

May 19, 2022

San Diego files lawsuit over toxic PFAS chemicals in water

Source: https://www.cbs8.com/, May 18, 2022 By: Jasmine Ramirez he City of San Diego is suing more than 20 companies over decades-long water contamination from toxic chemical called PFAS. The lawsuit claims manufacturers like 3M, DuPont, and Raytheon made firefighting foam that contained PFAS and alleges the companies concealed “knowledge about the grave environmental and human […]

May 17, 2022

$230M settlement reached over 2015 SoCal oil spill

Source: https://www.kcra.com/, May 14, 2022 The owner of an oil pipeline that spewed thousands of barrels of crude oil onto Southern California beaches in 2015 has agreed to pay $230 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by fishermen and property owners, court documents show. Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline agreed to pay $184 million […]

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