RT ECP: Storage Tanks

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) […]

August 16, 2010

Class Action Lawsuit for UST Leak of MTBE into Potable Well

Acknowledgement to XL Environmental THE CLAIM An XL insured, a gas station, was contacted by the county health department following an odor/taste complaint by a customer who had purchased a beverage from the store. The insured’s potable well was tested, revealing methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) in concentrations that were twice the state actionable level. […]

August 16, 2010

Broken Supply Line from AST Caused Oil Release

Acknowledgement to XL Environmental THE CLAIM A carbon black manufacturing plant, insured by XL, experienced an oil spill on their property. The spill was the result of a broken supply line in an aboveground storage tank located on the property. Seven hundred barrels of oil were released into ditches on both sides of a roadway […]

July 23, 2010

Oil Company Pays $150 Million to Families Affected by Gas Leak

An underground storage tank in Jacksonville, Maryland dripped about 26,000 gallons of gasoline over 37 days in this small community twenty miles north of Baltimore before the leak was discovered in February 2006. The oil company responsible for the leak is issuing each family affected a disbursement of $1 million plus the value of their […]


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