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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 […]

April 19, 2013

Minneapolis sues CenterPoint over 2011 gas explosion

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 […]

February 14, 2013

San Mateo Creek: Water leak kills fish

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 […]

December 27, 2011

TN Property Owners Await Judges Decision

Read here about some Tennessee property owners who are waiting on a judge’s decision 3 years after a sludge spill.

July 26, 2011

SWEPCO reaches settlement on some challenges to Turk plant project

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 […]

April 7, 2011

Utilities Knew Of Chrome-6 Contamination For Years

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 […]

March 30, 2011

Socorro-Horizon wastewater fight goes on

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, […]

December 17, 2010

Ohio Utility to Settle Clean Air Act Violations

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. […]

August 16, 2010

Freon Contaminates Residential Water Supply Well

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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