RT ECP: Education

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 […]

May 13, 2022

Monsanto Faces 4th Trial Over Injuries Supposedly Caused By PCB ‘Forever Chemicals’ In WA School

Source: https://blog.cvn.com/, May 10, 2022 By: David Siegel A Washington State court jury heard opening statements Monday in a lawsuit alleging that toxic chemicals manufactured by Bayer-owned agrochemical giant Monsanto caused a range of neurological injuries in a local school, and the proceedings are being webcast gavel-to-gavel by Courtroom View Network. Monday’s opening statements kicked off […]

April 27, 2022

This high school is contaminated with lead. It blames the recycling plant next door

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/, April 25, 2022 By: Maanvi Singh As the closing bell rings at Jordan high school, a cacophony of adolescent chatter nearly overpowers the mechanical noises that emanate from the metal recycling plant next door. Students hardly register the lustrous dust – laced with lead, chromium and other contaminants – that settles into the […]

February 7, 2022

Monroe School District offers $34M in toxic exposure case

Source: https://www.darientimes.com/, February 6, 2022 The Monroe, Washington, School District offered a $34 million settlement to students and parents exposed to toxic chemicals on a public school campus. The Seattle Times reports the district proposed the settlement in November under court seal, preventing the public from seeing the offer, but the $34 million figure appears […]

October 26, 2020

Weed Elementary building closed after discovery of dangerous black mold

Source: https://www.mtshastanews.com/, October 23, 2020 By: Skye Kinkade A severe infestation of black mold that’s the result of water damage from a snowstorm last year is prompting an emergency at Weed Elementary School. The building that houses the office, library, and two special day classrooms is being evacuated and sealed off, said principal/superintendent Jon Ray. […]

October 20, 2020

South Carolina School District Faces $3M in Repairs from Mold Damage

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, October 20, 2020 Officials for a South Carolina school district say it could cost up to $3 million to fix damage and prevent the future spread of mold that was discovered in two buildings. Construction workers found the mold from high water activity inside the walls of a Beaufort County elementary school and […]

September 1, 2020

Reopened Schools Find Health Risks in Water After Covid-19 Lockdowns

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/, August 27, 2020 By: Max Horberry The new coronavirus is not the only illness that teachers, students, parents and staff will have to worry about as some schools attempt to reopen this fall. Legionella could lurk in the water supplies of school buildings, and some measures to keep people in schools safe from coronavirus […]

March 26, 2020

Who Pays When Remediation Goes Wrong? A Federal Court’s Evaluation of Contractor Liability

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (“CERCLA”) has been a prodigious generator of litigation for decades. First, the government sought to compel potentially responsible parties (“PRPs”) to clean up contaminated sites. Then, those PRPs who were found liable or who settled with the government sought contribution from other PRPs. Now, even after these […]

September 3, 2019

California Supreme Court rules late notice no bar to insurance claims

Source: https://www.businessinsurance.com, August 30, 2019 By: Judy Greenwald In what is described as a pro-policyholder ruling, the California Supreme Court held Thursday that it is a fundamental policy that California policyholders can proceed with their claims even if they give late notice, unless their insurer can prove it substantially prejudices it. Read more.

June 21, 2019

In rural Alaska, school districts deal with a legacy of unaddressed contamination

Source: https://www.ktoo.org, June 19, 2019 By: Rashah McChesney There are thousands of open contaminated sites in Alaska.  Typically, when one is discovered, it’s up to the landowner — or the person responsible for making the mess — to clean it up.  But there are dozens of sites where this process has broken down — where it isn’t […]

June 7, 2019

IU’s lawyers say the university isn’t contractually obligated to keep its rooms clean

Source: https://www.idsnews.com, April 28, 2019 By: Lexi Haskell Here’s what else you’ve missed with the lawsuit. IU is not contractually obligated to provide clean, safe or mold-free housing to its students, attorneys representing the university’s Board of Trustees have argued in a court filing. More than 20 IU students who lived on the Bloomington campus […]

May 17, 2019

A dangerous delay

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com, May 16, 2019 By: Jenn Abelson, Amy Brittain and Sarah Larimer The University of Maryland waited 18 days to inform students of a virus on campus. That decision left vulnerable students like Olivia Paregol in the dark. It had been six days since Olivia Shea Paregol walked out of the University of Maryland […]

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