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May 17, 2024

$14M settlement reached in lawsuit over contaminated water at Montvale facility

Source: https://www.northjersey.com/, May 16, 2024 By: Kyle Morel New Jersey officials agreed to a $14 million settlement in a 2019 lawsuit involving groundwater contamination at a Montvale facility, the attorney general’s office stated Thursday. The settlement marks a resolution to the suit, filed in December 2019 against the Handy & Harman Electronic Materials Corp. and Cycle Chem Inc., […]

April 16, 2024

Maine sues Monsanto, accusing chemical manufacturer of polluting land, water

Source: https://www.pressherald.com/, April 12, 2023 By: Stephen Singer Monsanto, the giant biochemical manufacturer, knowingly polluted streams, rivers, estuaries and wetlands in Maine for years with PCBs before the carcinogenic chemical compound was banned by federal law in the 1970s, the state said in a lawsuit filed Friday. The suit, filed in Cumberland County Superior Court, accuses Monsanto […]

April 15, 2024

Long Island residents face renewed concerns after discovery of toxic chemicals in graveyard of contaminants

Source: https://www.yahoo.com/, April 13, 2024 Large chemical drums found buried at a local park on Long Island have reignited anger and outrage from area officials and residents who have long feared that the park’s past may be linked to cancer’s prevalence in the community. The latest discovery has left some to believe there are more secrets to […]

April 11, 2024

A foul odor prompts worry among Ivy City residents about toxic chemicals

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/, April 11, 2024 By: Paul Schwartzman For years, neighbors puzzled over the source of a burning stench pervading their blue-collar corner of Northeast Washington. The odor has been foul enough at times that they say they have shut their windows and stayed indoors. The list of suspected causes in Ivy City — an epicenter in […]

February 21, 2024

Chemicals from a polluted site in Johnston may be leaching into homes. Who owns it?

Source: https://www.providencejournal.com/, February 21, 2024 By: Alex Kuffner A defunct machine-parts factory that contaminated wells around Peck Hill Road decades ago may again be threatening public health in the area, this time through vapor-forming solvents possibly entering nearby homes and businesses. Environmental authorities have obtained a warrant to access the 4-acre site on Peck Hill Road […]

September 21, 2023

3M plant in Brookings finds more PFAS contamination

Source: https://brookingsregister.com/ By: Mondell Keck A new report indicated the presence of PFAS in shallow groundwater and shallow soil at the 3M plant in Brookings, city councilors heard Tuesday night. The report comes amid an ongoing effort to track, contain and clean up PFAS contamination at the plant. That effort will expand with new monitoring […]

September 19, 2023

Missouri manufacturer faces accusations it polluted drinking water in the Bootheel

Source: https://missouriindependent.com/, September 8, 2023 By: Allison Kite Two counties in Missouri’s Bootheel suffer from cancer mortality rates drastically higher than the state or national average. On the border between them lies a manufacturing facility in Portageville that for more than 50 years has pumped out parts for cars — and according to some residents, […]

July 24, 2023

6th Circuit Declines To Resolve PFAS Coverage Dispute

Source: https://www.mondaq.com/, July 24, 2023 By: Clayton Smith, Taft Stettinius & Hollister In June 2023, the U.S. Circuit Court for the Sixth Circuit declined to resolve a unique PFAS state-law issue in Admiral Insurance Co. v. Fire-Dex LLC when it rejected an insurer’s attempt to avoid coverage for per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) lawsuits and found that the […]

June 23, 2023

3M pays $10.3bn to settle water pollution suit over ‘forever chemicals’

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/, June 22, 2023 3M Co has reached a $10.3bn settlement with a host of US public water systems to resolve water pollution claims tied to “forever chemicals”, the chemical company announced on Thursday. The company said the settlement would provide the funds over a 13-year period to cities, towns and other public water […]

May 30, 2023

Georgia Denim Mill settles lawsuit by agreeing to ban on PFAS chemicals – Sourcing Journal

Source: https://georgialawnews.com/, May 20, 2023 America’s largest denim manufacturing facility and supplier to well-known jeans brands will stop using PFAS after a lawsuit over its wastewater emissions. The lawsuit alleged that the plant discharges approximately 3.2 million gallons of PFAS- and chemical-contaminated wastewater daily into the Trion Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant, which was unable to […]

May 22, 2023

GEORGIA DENIM MILL BANS PFAS TO SETTLE LAWSUIT

Source: https://sourcingjournal.com/, May 19, 2023 By: Kate Nishimura & Jessica Binns America’s biggest denim manufacturing site and supplier to well-known jeans brands will stop using PFAS after a lawsuit took aim at its wastewater output. Mount Vernon Mills last week said that by Dec. 31 its mill in Trion, Ga. will stop using per and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also called […]

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 […]

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