RT ECP: Industrial - Manufacturing

May 13, 2022

Lead contamination at Shingle Mountain site linked to old plant — and could extend into neighborhood

Source: https://www.keranews.org/, May 11, 2022 By: Alejandra Martinez Lead contamination blamed on a mountain of shingles at a Southeast Dallas site is actually linked to an industrial plant that operated there in the 1970s and ’80s. City leaders are worried that the surrounding neighborhood may also be contaminated. That revelation came up as council members […]

January 21, 2019

Seattle recycling company settles lawsuit over Duwamish River pollution

Source: https://www.king5.com, January 18, 2019 By: Alison Morrow A Seattle metals recycling facility has agreed to make over $1 million worth of improvements after a lawsuit argued it was discharging dangerous chemicals into the Duwamish River. Last summer, Seattle Iron and Metals caught fire. Clean water activists were concerned the effort to stop the fire may […]

August 30, 2017

Lead-Based Paint Is a “Pollutant” within CGL Pollution Exclusion

Source: http://www.constructionrisk.com, August 2017 By: Kent Holland Where lead-based paint was ingested by a tenant’s child, the tenant sued her landlord for injuries allegedly sustained by the child. The landlord tendered the claim to its commercial general liability (CGL) insurer who, instead of defending the case, filed a declaratory judgment action seeking a determination that […]

March 24, 2017

Policyholder Prevails Before Connecticut Appellate Court In Asbestos Coverage Dispute

Source: http://www.lexology.com, March 21, 2017 By: Marilyn B. Fagelson and Rachel Snow Kindseth, Murtha Cullina LLP In a significant Connecticut Appellate Court victory for policyholders, Murtha Cullina LLP helped Vanderbilt Minerals, LLC prevail in its coverage case against more than 20 of its insurance carriers, who had issued policies from the 1950s to the 1980s. […]

March 17, 2017

Connecticut Appellate Court Issues Mixed Ruling on Coverage for Asbestos Liabilities

Source: http://www.lexology.com, March 13, 2017 By: Michael H. Ginsberg , Jennifer Brinkman Flannery and Dominic I. Rupprecht, Jones Day Manufacturers with asbestos liabilities should pay attention to the March 7, 2017, ruling in R.T. Vanderbilt Company v. Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company by the Connecticut Appellate Court. While the court issued policyholder-friendly rulings on the […]

January 18, 2017

Davidson Mill Redevelopment Unearths Asbestos, Old Tensions

Source: http://wfae.org, January 18, 2016 By: David Boraks A plan to redevelop an old mill in downtown Davidson has led to the discovery – or re-discovery – of disease-causing asbestos on the site and around the neighborhood. As officials figure out how to clean it up, historical fears and concerns have surfaced as well. The […]

June 15, 2016

Contractor Can Ask the Feds to Clean Up Its Mess

Source: http://www.courthousenews.com, June 13, 2016 By: Elizabeth Warmerdam A defense contractor responsible for cleaning up pollution at a facility where most munitions manufacturing was done under contracts with the U.S. military can seek cost recovery from the government, the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday. Whittaker Corporation manufactured and tested munitions for the government at a facility […]

May 31, 2013

Secured Creditor Exemption Falls Short

Source: Great American Environmental Division, May 2013 A large Financial Institution (FI) entered into a settlement agreement where the FI agreed to reimburse the USEPA for $1.28 million in removal costs incurred at a former wood processing facility. The FI was the successor to the trustee who had held title to the property while the […]

June 5, 2012

Lawsuits over Doe Run lead smelter could continue for years

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 4, 2012 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com In a St. Louis courtroom last month, attorneys geared up for a trial more than a year away that will center on whether 17 children allegedly poisoned by the lead smelter in Herculaneum can prove their ailments deserve compensation. The lawsuit is one of several […]

November 3, 2011

Columbus settles with Genentech over ammonia leak

Source: San Mateo County Times (CA), November 2, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com Sausage maker Columbus Foods Inc. has settled a lawsuit filed by its neighbor Genentech over a large-scale noxious ammonia leak in South San Francisco that sickened nearly three dozen of the biotech giant’s employees in 2009. According to a statement from Genentech, the […]

October 6, 2011

NH Companies to Pay for Clean Water Act Violations

Read here about two New Hampshire companies who will pay $200,000 for Clean Water Act violations.

June 21, 2011

Raritan Bay pollution lawsuit targets 8 companies, state agencies

Source: http://www.nj.com, April 16, 2009 By: Laura Craven Two environmental groups will announce today that they plan to sue eight public and private entities over pollution in and around Raritan Bay. The nonprofits, Edison Wetlands Association and NY/NJ Baykeeper, said they have sent letters of intent to NL Industries Inc.; NL Environmental Management Services Inc.; […]

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