RT ECP: Habitational

September 5, 2018

Methane Explosion Injures 10, Collapses Roof at Chicago Area Water Reclamation Plant

Source: https://www.enr.com, August 30, 2018 By: Jeff Yoders UPDATE: Worker’s torch set off methane explosion The roof of the sludge concentration building at Chicago’s Calumet Water Reclamation Plant collapsed after an explosion Aug. 30 around 11 a.m. Ten people were hurt and successfully evacuated to area hospitals for treatment by the Chicago Fire Dept. The […]

August 10, 2018

Contractor fights faulty Portsmouth housing construction claims

Source: http://www.seacoastonline.com, August 3, 2018 By: Elizabeth Dinan A contractor accused in a federal lawsuit of faulty construction at the 100-unit Wamesit Place housing complex filed a court motion denying liability, while reporting if it is found liable, so too should five other contractors who worked there. The lawsuit was filed by Portsmouth attorney John […]

July 30, 2018

S.F. Shipyard homeowners sue developer

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, July 25, 2018 Posted on: http://www.advisen.com The developer of the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, already beleaguered by a cleanup scandal and slumping condominium sales, now has another problem to worry about: lawsuits by homeowners. On Tuesday, attorneys for two families who bought homes in the Bayview district development in 2015 […]

July 27, 2018

Toxins found in Upper Dublin drinking water; EPA holds forum to address concerns

Source: https://6abc.com, July 26, 2018 By: Vernon Odum The tap water in Upper Dublin Township is widely believed by local residents to be dangerously contaminated by firefighting agents from military bases in this area of Montgomery County. The acronym for the contaminating chemical in question is PFAS, which stands for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances. According […]

July 19, 2018

‘Toxic mold’ forces military families out of Keesler housing, lawsuit says

Source: https://www.sunherald.com, July 17, 2018 By: Anita Lee Eleven military families are suing the companies that own and manage Keesler Air Force Base housing over “toxic mold” that continued to grow in their homes after the companies responded to complaints with inadequate remedies, including cleanup with soap and water, the lawsuits say. Five of the […]

July 16, 2018

Legionnaire's Cases Reported in Washington Heights

Source: https://cooperator.com, July 16, 2018 By: David Chiu Cooling Towers Have Been Linked to the Disease The New York City Department of Health announced last week that it is investigating several cases of Legionnaire’s disease in the lower Washington Heights section of Manhattan. As of July 15, there were 16 people diagnosed with the condition in […]

July 12, 2018

Toxic soil claims stall San Francisco shipyard development

Dive Brief: Kofi Bonner, co-chief operating officer of Five Point Holdings, developer of the Hunters Point Shipyard/Candlestick Point project on and around the site of a former U.S. Navy shipyard in San Francisco, told the San Francisco Chronicle that the project will be delayed for years due to uncertainty around potentially radioactive soil that is scaring off […]

July 10, 2018

Carson grilled about lead paint and mold in public housing

Source: http://www.watertowndailytimes.com, June 28, 2018 Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was peppered with questions by lawmakers over the department’s handling of lead paint and mold in public housing, leading to a heated exchange over how to pay for fixing the issue. At a House Financial Services Committee oversight hearing Wednesday, Rep. Nydia M. […]

April 25, 2018


Source: http://norcal.news, April 25, 2018 By: Bethany Klein When most people think of environmental disasters in the San Francisco Bay Area, they almost certainly think of earthquakes, seeing that there are two major fault lines near San Francisco. However, even though earthquakes can wreak immeasurable, unpredictable havoc, they are certainly not always to blame for […]

March 21, 2018

Contractors strikes gas main in Mercer County

Source: http://6abc.com, March 19, 2018 A contractor struck a six-inch gas main in Hamilton Township, Mercer County on Monday. Calls starting coming in around 1 p.m. for a strong smell of gas in the area of the township known as Five Points. The intersection was closed and traffic was being diverted through the neighborhoods. Chopper […]

February 2, 2018

2017 Construction Industry Silica Standards Are Here to Stay

Source: https://www.lexology.com, January 24, 2018 By: Smith Currie & Hancock In 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published its final rule lowering the permissible silica exposure level (“PEL”) from 250 µg/m3 to 50 µg/m3. In response, OSHA received petitions from both a collection of industry petitioners (“Industry”) arguing that OSHA made the regulation […]

December 21, 2017

Park La Brea apartments loses $3.5-million bedbug lawsuit, lawyer says

Source: http://www.advisen.com, December 17, 2017 Posted on: http://www.advisen.com Sixteen former and current residents of one of Los Angeles’ largest apartment complexes have won a $3.5-million verdict over an infestation of bedbugs in their units, according to their lawyer. Park La Brea Apartments, a sprawling complex with more than 4,000 units in the Miracle Mile District, […]


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