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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

NORTH CAROLINA FEDERAL COURT HOLDS “HAZARDOUS MATERIALS” EXCLUSION DOES NOT BAR DUTY TO DEFEND UNDER CGL POLICY FOR BODILY INJURY CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF DIRECT EXPOSURE TO PFAS

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 […]

August 15, 2022

Small town residents sue chemical manufacturer over chlorine gas releases

Source: https://www.courthousenews.com/, August 13, 2022 By: Gabriel Tynes Jerome Haley said he often hears alarms sounding at the Olin plant in McIntosh, Alabama. So often in fact, that he and his neighbors pay little attention to them anymore. Years ago, Haley said, management at the Olin plant and a neighboring chemical plant, which at the […]

August 2, 2022

Fairborn sues forever chemical manufacturers

Source: https://www.wyso.org/, July 31, 2022 By: Chris Welter The City of Fairborn is suing 32 chemical manufacturers for allegedly contaminating one of the city’s back-up wells with “forever chemicals.” “Forever chemicals,” or PFAS, are extremely difficult to break down because of their strong chemical bonds, so they can end up sticking around for a long time […]

July 28, 2022

What chemical leaked from a tanker at East St. Louis manufacturing plant? Is it harmful?

Source: https://www.bnd.com/, July 28, 2022 By: Lexi Cortes Officials have released more details about an airborne chemical leak over the weekend at an East St. Louis manufacturing plant. A chemical transport trailer containing hydroxyethyl acrylate over-pressurized, possibly due to excessive heating, on Saturday morning at the Allnex USA, Inc. plant, spokeswomen for the company and […]

July 28, 2022

Tainted soil at a proposed preschool site in Paterson prompts a messy legal battle

Source: https://www.northjersey.com/, July 27, 2022 By: Joe Malinconico The Rev. William Bishop, a retired clergyman, faces a $25,000 fine because of contamination on the property where he wanted to open a preschool, a site used as a gas station decades ago. That pending fine is entangled in a convoluted lawsuit Bishop filed against the New Jersey Department of Environmental […]

July 19, 2022

Hampton Beach resort settles 17 lawsuits over Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

Source: https://www.seacoastonline.com/, July 19, 2022 By: Patrick Cronin More than a dozen lawsuits filed against the Sands Resort stemming from the 2018 Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the Hampton Beach hotel have been settled. The outbreak took two lives and sickened dozens of people, leading to litigation. Read more.

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