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March 6, 2015

Louisville Homeowners File Kentucky Whiskey Fungus Class Action Lawsuit

Source: http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com, 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: http://www.thenation.com, 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: http://fpn.advisen.com 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.

September 20, 2013

Blaze at Okla. chemical plant triggers explosions

Source: http://usnews.nbcnews.com, September 19, 2013 By: Alexander Smith A fire engulfed a chemical plant in Oklahoma early Thursday, heating pressurized containers and causing several explosions, authorities said. The Danlin plant in Thomas, Okla., caught fire at 10 p.m. local time (11 p.m. ET) Wednesday, according to fire officials. Contrary to previous statements by the Thomas […]

April 22, 2013

Food Production Company Settles Anhydrous Ammonia RMP Violations for $4.2 Million

Source: http://www.spencerfane.com, April 21, 2013 By: Andrew Brought One of the largest food production companies in the world has agreed to resolve violations of EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP), Clean Air Act Section 112(r), 40 CFR Part 68, stemming from failures associated with its storage and management of the refrigerant anhydrous ammonia. As part of […]

April 18, 2013

Fruit Juices Recalled By Wegmans

Read here about a recall of fruit juices by Wegmans because they may contain a byproduct of mold.

April 18, 2013

5 to 15 killed, 160 wounded in 'devastating' Texas chemical plant blast

Source: http://usnews.nbcnews.com, April 18, 2013 By: M. Alex Johnson, John Newland and Tracy Connor, NBC News Rescue crews were going door to door Thursday in the ruins of a small Texas town where a fertilizer-plant explosion killed at least 5 to 15 people, wounded more than 160 and destroyed dozens of home and businesses, including […]

February 8, 2013

Cleanup Begins in Paint-Polluted Torne Valley

Source: Rockland County Times (NY), February 7, 2013 By: Michael Riconda After decades of problems in the Torne Valley due to contamination from the dumping of paint sludge, the Ford Motor Company finally begun hazardous waste cleanup near the Ramapo River on January 28. Cleanup was initiated last Monday, focusing upon Operable Unit 1 (OU1), […]

February 4, 2013

Plant Scherer pollution claims prompt wave of lawsuits

Source: The Telegraph (GA), January 31, 2013 By: S. Heather Duncan Gary Sharp had lived in Juliette near Plant Scherer almost 15 years when he was diagnosed with lung cancer last year. He’s never smoked. But he’s seen something like light gray mud hauled out of the plant and slopped all over Ga. 87 in […]

January 4, 2013

Melrose Park book plant accused of air pollution

Source: Chicago Tribune, December 27, 2012 By: Jennifer Delgado State sues firm, contending it broke law in installing 10 printing presses Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit Thursday against a west suburban bookbinding and printing plant that she said illegally installed equipment that contributes to air pollution. The 77-page suit, filed in Cook […]

October 26, 2012

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against PCB Makers

Source: http://www.sokolovelaw.com, October 22,2012 By: Sokolove Law Staff A Massachusetts town has filed a class-action chemical exposure lawsuit against three chemical companies over the potential harm caused by high levels of chemicals known as PCBs. The lawsuit seeks damages on behalf of Lexington and other school districts of Massachusetts with school buildings that are affected […]

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