RT ECP: Mining

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 […]

January 23, 2012

Patriot Coal Agrees To Settle Selenium Pollution Claims

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 19, 2012 Posted on: http://www.hispanicbusiness.com Patriot Coal Corp. has agreed to pay $7.5 million civil penalty and install pollution treatment systems at some of its West Virginia mining complexes to settle a lawsuit filed by a coalition of environmental groups last year. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in […]

May 31, 2011

Maine contractor pays for 2 quarry blasts

Source: http://articles.boston.com, May 30, 2011 A Maine quarry owner and contractor has signed an agreement with the city of Augusta acknowledging a subcontractor failed to notify neighbors of two quarry blasts that sent dust into local neighborhoods. Contractor Steve McGee agreed to pay $3,500 through subcontractor Maine Drilling and Blasting, which wrote the check. McGee […]

March 28, 2011

Coal company faces pollution lawsuit

Source: Charleston Daily Mail (WV), March 24, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com Three environmental groups sued coal operator ICG Eastern in federal court Wednesday over a Webster County surface mine they say has been discharging toxic selenium into streams for years. The Sierra Club, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy filed […]

March 24, 2011

Coal Operator Sued Over Selenium Pollution

Read here about a company sued by three environmental groups over selenim pollution from a West Virginia mine.

March 16, 2011

Coal miner Consol to pay EPA $5.5 mn for pollution

Source: The Economic Times, March 15, 2011 Coal miner Consol Energy agreed to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency $5.5 million in civil penalties for Clean Water Act violations at six of its mines in West Virginia, the Department of Justice said on Monday. Consol will also spend an estimated $200 million in pollution controls […]

February 2, 2011

Largest Environmental Bankruptcy in U.S. History Will Result in Payment of $1.79 Billion towards Environmental Cleanup and Restoration / Largest recovery of money for hazardous waste clean up ever

Source: http://yosemite.epa.gov, December 10, 2009 As a result of the largest environmental bankruptcy in U.S. history, $1.79 billion has been paid to fund environmental cleanup and restoration under a bankruptcy reorganization of American Smelting and Refining Company LLC (ASARCO), the Justice Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture announced […]

February 2, 2011

In Old Mining Town, New Charges Over Asbestos

Source: http://www.nytimes.com, April 22, 2006 By: Kirk Johnson As W. R. Grace & Company prepares for a major criminal trial over widespread asbestos contamination here, doctors at the clinic that has treated hundreds of asbestos victims accuse the company of trying to discredit them and force the clinic to close. The doctors are scheduled to […]

November 23, 2010

EPA to clean up around schools in 'Old Lead Belt'

Publication Date 11/20/2010 Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it will remove and replace lead-contaminated soil around 11 schools and 16 child care and Head Start centers in St. Francois County. The soil removal is expected to protect more than 5,300 children in Park Hills, Bonne Terre and Desloge […]


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