RT ECP: Storage Tanks

May 29, 2024

What are leaking underground storage tanks and how are they being cleaned up?

Source: https://www.seattlepi.com/, May 29, 2024 By: Jordan Gass-Poore, The Uproot Project For more than a decade, some residents of the tiny Richmond, Rhode Island, neighborhood of Canob Park drank and bathed using tap water that had been tainted by gasoline that leaked from storage tanks buried under service stations a few hundred yards from their […]

April 9, 2024

Sacramento DA sues California alleging underground tanks leaking under Capitol building

Source: https://www.yahoo.com/, April 4, 2024 By: Theresa Clift The Sacramento County district attorney’s office has sued a state agency alleging that storage tanks are leaking hazardous substances under several downtown buildings, including the state Capitol. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Sacramento Superior Court against the California Department of General Services, alleges the leakages are also […]

March 29, 2024

Tank complex that leaked, polluting Pearl Harbor’s drinking water has been emptied, military says

Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/, March 28, 2024 The U.S. military said it’s finished draining million of gallons of fuel from an underground fuel tank complex in Hawaii that poisoned 6,000 people when it leaked jet fuel into Pearl Harbor’s drinking water in 2021. Joint Task Force Red Hill began defueling the tanks in October after completing months of […]

August 24, 2023

Redevelopment – Brownfield

Source: Distinguished Programs A vacant riverfront industrial complex was purchased by a developer in order to construct retail, commercial, and residential buildings. During excavation activities, several underground storage tanks were discovered that had not been identified during previous environmental investigations. Soil and groundwater contamination were found on  the property. Contaminated soils were excavated and disposed […]

June 22, 2023

More people file claims against U.S. navy for Hawaii water contamination

Source: https://news.cgtn.com/, June 22, 2023 As many as 1,002 people have filed administrative claims against the U.S. government on Tuesday, seeking monetary damages related to fuel-contaminated drinking water in Hawaii. Under the Federal Tort Claims Act, they alleged the U.S. Navy released jet fuel and other contaminants from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Facility into […]

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 7, 2011

County sues Simao company over the removal of fuel tanks

Publication Date 01/06/2011 Source: Watertown Daily Times (NY) Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com Jefferson County filed an expected lawsuit Wednesday against Onondaga Development LLC over the removal of underground fuel storage tanks at the former Griff’s convenience store. The county has been at odds for months with P.J. Simao, principal of Onondaga Development, over a 2007 agreement […]

December 28, 2010

AT&T Settles $25 Million UST Lawsuit

Source: State of California Website, January 17, 2006 Attorney General Lockyer Announces $25 Million Settlement With AT&T For Failing To Inspect And Repair Underground Storage Tanks Joint State-Local Enforcement Yields One of the Nation’s Highest Penalties Attorney General Bill Lockyer today announced that AT&T has agreed to pay $25 million to settle a lawsuit that […]

December 28, 2010

EPA fines Euclid of VA $3.1 million for UST violations in VA, MD and DC

Source: US EPA Website, Release date: 11/16/2006 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that an EPA Administrative Law Judge has assessed a $3.1 million penalty against Euclid of Virginia, Inc. for not taking required measures to detect and prevent leaks from underground storage tanks at 23 gas stations in Maryland, Virginia and the District […]

December 28, 2010

Tevis Oil found responsible for MTBE leak: Jury awards four families nearly $400k worth of damages

Source: Baltimore Sun, April 22, 2010 A Carroll County jury found a local oil company responsible for polluting water wells with a hazardous gasoline additive and awarded four Finksburg families $395,000 worth of damages, according to court records and lawyers for the case. The six-person jury in the class-action civil lawsuit reached the verdict yesterday after […]

December 20, 2010

Plaintiffs added to $3.75 billion water contamination suit

Publication Date 04/26/2010 Source: Frederick News-Post (MD) The number of plaintiffs involved in a multibillion water contamination lawsuit appears to be growing, according to documents filed at the Frederick County Courthouse. In addition, lawyers for the plaintiffs have filed a fifth cause of action seeking damages. In March, lawyers for 20 Frederick County families filed […]

August 16, 2010

Leaking UST Causes Hydrocarbon Contamination

Acknowledgement to XL Environmental THE CLAIM A potential buyer of an XL insured’s property conducted a due diligence investigation, revealing several areas of hydrocarbon contamination in the soil. Based on these conditions, the sale of the property fell through. Subsequently, a geophysical survey identified the existence of a previously unknown, leaking underground storage tank (UST) […]


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