Source: https://pantagraph.com/, July 11, 2022 By: Michael Hawthorne Something as simple as drinking tap water is exposing millions of Illinoisans to toxic chemicals that build up in human blood, cause cancer and other diseases and take years to leave the body. Scientists call the chemicals per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS. They are commonly known […]
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 […]
Source: StarTribune, Minneapolis, April 18, 2013 By: Alejandra Matos Two years after a gas explosion in south Minneapolis, officials from the city and CenterPoint still dispute who is responsible for blast. The dispute between Minneapolis and CenterPoint Energy over who was at fault for a gas explosion near a south Minneapolis Cub Foods in 2011 […]
Source: http://www.sfgate.com, February 12, 2013 By: Peter Fimrite and Kevin Fagan A broken pipe sent thousands of gallons of drinking water cascading into San Mateo Creek over the weekend, killing scores, possibly thousands, of fish from chlorine poisoning. The dead fish began floating to the surface Saturday when a thousand gallons a minute of chlorinated […]
Read here about some Tennessee property owners who are waiting on a judge’s decision 3 years after a sludge spill.
Source: http://www.news-journal.com, July 25, 2011 Southwestern Electric Power Co. on Monday announced it has reached a confidential settlement of lawsuits and other actions that challenged the construction of its John W. Turk, Jr. Power Plant about 15 miles from Texarkana, Ark. Michael Morris, chairman and CEO of SWEPCO, said the action will allow the company […]
Source: Environmental Working Group, April 5, 2011 Posted on: http://www.publicworks.com 2004 Tests Found ‘Brockovich’ Chemical Nationwide Some water utility representatives have protested Environmental Working Group’s report of laboratory tests that found worrisome levels of chromium-6, a suspected carcinogen, in the drinking water of 31 cities across the country. Yet the tap water industry was worried […]
Source: El Paso Times (TX), March 28, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com A fight between the Horizon Municipal Utility District and the city of Socorro over a wastewater discharge project here continues. Most recently, a district judge ruled the Horizon Municipal Utility District has to get proper permits to continue with the project. However, Benny Davis, […]
Source: http://envfpn.advisen.com Publication Date 05/18/2010 Source: PR Newswire US Emissions to be cut by more than 34,000 tons annually American Municipal Power (AMP), an Ohio non-profit utility, will permanently retire its Richard H. Gorsuch Station coal-fired power plant near Marietta under a settlement to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, the Justice Department and U.S. […]
Acknowledgement to XL Environmental THE CLAIM Litigation was initiated by a water district against three companies for Freon contamination of a water supply well used by local residents. These three companies, in turn, filed a third-party claim against the insured as the prior owner of the facility from which the contamination discharged. Freon, which was […]
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