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August 4, 2016

Federal Environmental Requirements for Construction

Source: http://www.cem.va.gov What Do You Need to Consider? Do you perform clearing, grading, or excavation activities? Do you build roads, golf courses, playing fields, homes, or buildings? Are you involved in demolition activities? Will you discharge dredged or fill material to a waterway or wetland? Are you involved in tunnel or pipeline projects? If so, […]

April 25, 2016

After city contractor flooded homes with murky brown water, Bellevue, MUD point fingers over who's to blame

Source: http://www.omaha.com, April 22, 2016 By: Emily Nitcher Bill Vance’s house slippers were wet. It was the 74-year-old Bellevue man’s first indication, on Feb. 29, that something was wrong in the basement of his home on Hancock Street. Next came the smell. Two to three inches of murky brown water, including some human waste, had […]

March 19, 2015

Natural Gas Explosion Covered under Contractor’s Pollution Insurance Policy

Source: http://www.wisbar.org, March 17, 2015 By: Joe Forward An insurer that covered a contractor’s liability for “pollution” damages must cover a share of defense costs and settlement amounts from a natural gas explosion that caused property damage and bodily injury, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled. In 2008, Dorner Inc. was performing road construction in Oconomowoc, which included […]

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 […]

May 11, 2012

PG&E San Bruno Explosion: Memo Shows Company Knew About Problems With Pipeline

Source: Huffington Post, San Francisco, CA, April 23, 2012 By: Aaron Sankin An internal memo recently handed over by PG&E to state regulators shows that the company had known about weld failures on the pipeline running underneath San Bruno for over twenty years before it exploded into a destructive fireball in 2010. In 1988, PG&E […]

April 4, 2012

Utility Contractor – Fuel Release

Source: Rockhill Environmental/NECC Newsletter A utility contractor was subject to clean-up costs after vandals opened an on-site mobile refueling tank causing diesel fuel to be released onto virgin soil.

April 4, 2012

Utility Contractor – Sediment

Source: Rockhill Environmental/NECC Newsletter A utility contractor left an unfinished concrete vault open over the weekend. Heavy rains washed away sediment controls allowing sand and silt to be released from the unfinished vault into the adjacent bay. The contractor was subsequently fined by a regulatory agency for natural resource damage resulting from the release of sediments […]

July 26, 2011

Smoke Tests Confusing Evansville Residents

Source: http://tristatehomepage.com By: Drew Gardner Sewer testing is causing some confusion in Evansville. The Water and Sewer Utility Department is performing smoke testing to look for leaks in the sanitary sewer system. Its all apart of the city’s lawsuit settlement with the EPA. At first glance the smoke may look like a sign of trouble, […]

May 3, 2011

4 coal companies settle 2009 mine lawsuit filed by Breathitt residents

Source: http://www.kentucky.com, April 29, 2011 By: Dori Hjalmarson Four coal companies have settled a lawsuit by 91 residents along Quicksand Creek in Breathitt County who claimed poor reclamation of surface mines exacerbated flooding after heavy rains in May 2009. The terms of the settlement are confidential, said the plaintiffs’ attorney Ned Pillersdorf, but others called […]

March 15, 2011

Environmental concerns likely to alter planned Ohio pipeline

Source: Columbus Dispatch (OH), March 14, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com The drilling boom that has created hundreds of natural-gas wells in Pennsylvania and West Virginia could shoot new pipelines across Ohio. State officials are weighing proposals for three pipelines that would help move ethane, propane and other liquefied natural-gas products to refineries in Ontario and […]

March 7, 2011

PG&E Faults Sewer Work Under San Bruno Gas Line

Source: San Jose Mercury News, March 3, 2011 Posted on: http://enr.construction.com By: Steve Johnson A PG&E inspector has expressed concerns to federal investigators about the methods used in 2008 to install a sewer line just inches below the natural gas line that erupted in San Bruno on Sept. 9, according to documents made public this […]

December 7, 2010

Marcellus Shale Lawsuit

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