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June 25, 2020

Lotte Chemical downstream loss triples to around $600mn

Source: Insurance Insider, June 25, 2020 By: Anna Sagar The loss from a March explosion at a South Korean petrochemical plant has expanded from about $200mn to around $600mn after BI claims inflated the original tally, Insurance Insider understands.   Marsh is the broker of Lotte Chemical’s downstream energy property policy, with the loss expected to hit carriers […]

July 27, 2018

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

Source:, 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 […]

November 13, 2017

UPDATE: Mountaire cited for contaminating groundwater

Source:, November 10, 2017 By: Maddy Lauria Company must provide neighbors with clean water State officials say Mountaire Farms’ Millsboro plant has been polluting groundwater and failing to comply with its state permit to dispose of wastewater on nearby farm fields. Health risks because of the pollution require Mountaire to provide its immediate neighbors with […]

August 30, 2017

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

Source:, 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 […]

August 10, 2017

Tank Leak Oozes 300,000 Tons Of Molten Glass Into Ohio Plant

Read here about a ruptured tank at an Ohio plant that spilled molten glass.

August 8, 2017

High manganese levels lead EPA to crack down on Southeast Side polluter

Source:, August 8, 2017 By: Michael Hawthorne Federal environmental regulators are cracking down on a Southeast Side company after finding high levels of brain-damaging manganese in a low-income, predominantly Latino neighborhood. Air quality monitors posted around the S.H. Bell Co. storage terminal recorded violations of federal health standards during nearly 40 percent of the […]

April 25, 2017

EPA, Beech-Nut to talk about aesbestos pile in Canajoharie

Source:, April 24, 2017 By: Larry Rulison Discussion will focus on asbestos found at the former food plant Beech-Nut will be sitting down with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency soon to go over an EPA administrative order that it clean up the asbestos mess at its former Canajoharie plant. Beech-Nut had until Friday to […]

April 25, 2017

Asbestos exclusion shields Travelers unit from liability

Source:, April 24, 2017 By: Judy Greenwald A Travelers Cos. Inc. unit is not obligated to pay more than $36 million in indemnification and prejudgment interest to a manufacturing company because of an asbestos exclusion in its excess policies, says a federal appeals court, overturning a lower court ruling. Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania-based General Refractories […]

March 6, 2015

Louisville Homeowners File Kentucky Whiskey Fungus Class Action Lawsuit

Source:, June 12, 2012 Three Kentucky whiskey makers are facing an environmental class action lawsuit alleging ethanol vapors given off during the aging process are leaving black spots called “whiskey fungus” on nearby cars and homes, and this fungus is allegedly causing permanent property damage. The class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of […]

March 4, 2015

Brain Cancer Cases Shot Up in This Florida Town—Is a Defense Contractor to Blame?

Source:, October 14, 2014 By: Sharon Lerner For years, radioactive waste has seeped into swampland, canals—even drinking water. Now a few families are fighting to hold the polluters accountable. This article was reported in partnership with the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, with support from the Gertrude Blumenthal Kasbekar Fund. A pixielike girl […]

February 4, 2015

Exide battery plant cited for hazardous waste violations

Source: Los Angeles Times, January 29, 2015 Posted on: Exide Technologies is in trouble again with state environmental regulators who on Wednesday cited the Vernon battery recycler for eight hazardous-waste violations. Inspections last week by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found the lead-acid battery recycling plant […]

November 25, 2014

CA Company to Pay Millions Over Toxic Waste

Read here about a recycling company in California that will pay over $2 million to settle a case regarding handling of toxic waste.

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