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May 24, 2022

Companies Face Billions in Damages as PFAS Lawsuits Flood Courts

Source: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/, May 23, 2022 For years, plaintiffs’ lawyers suing over health and environmental damage from so called forever chemicals, known collectively as PFAS, focused on one set of deep pockets—E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. But over the past two years, there’s been a seismic shift in the legal landscape as awareness […]

May 19, 2022

San Diego files lawsuit over toxic PFAS chemicals in water

Source: https://www.cbs8.com/, May 18, 2022 By: Jasmine Ramirez he City of San Diego is suing more than 20 companies over decades-long water contamination from toxic chemical called PFAS. The lawsuit claims manufacturers like 3M, DuPont, and Raytheon made firefighting foam that contained PFAS and alleges the companies concealed “knowledge about the grave environmental and human […]

May 17, 2022

Maine Attorney General Plans to Sue Over PFAS Contamination

Source: https://www.usnews.com/, May 17, 2022 Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey said the state is preparing for a lawsuit against manufacturers of so-called forever chemicals. Frey said at the Democratic State Convention last weekend that steps are being taken to “hold these chemical manufacturers to account.” He said an announcement could be made within weeks. Read more.

April 29, 2022

EPA seeks feedback on cleanup plan for Peck Iron and Metal site in Portsmouth

Source: https://www.wavy.com/, April 27, 2022 By: Sarah Fearing The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking for public feedback on a proposed cleanup plan for sediment and soil contamination at a site in Portsmouth. According to an EPA document, the 33-acre Peck Iron and Metal site was previously home to a scrap metal processing […]

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: 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 […]

November 13, 2017

UPDATE: Mountaire cited for contaminating groundwater

Source: http://www.capegazette.com, 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: 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 […]

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: http://www.chicagotribune.com, 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: http://www.timesunion.com, 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: http://www.businessinsurance.com, 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 […]


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