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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 […]

January 8, 2015

Waste company sues insurer over chemical blast cleanup

Source: Ventura County Star (CA), January 7, 2015 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com The owner of a Ventura County disposal plant shut down by a chemical blast in mid-November has sued its insurer, claiming Allied World Assurance Co. must cover damages up to $7 million. In the suit filed late last month, Santa Clara Waste Water Co. […]

May 31, 2013

Financial Institution Takes a Hit

Source: Great American Environmental Division, May 2013 Recently, a large Financial Institution (FI) was forced to pay the USEPA $80,000 in past response costs. These costs were incurred by the USEPA to remove hazardous waste drums at the facility of a defunct borrower. The FI conducted an auction of equipment and inventory, but left behind […]

April 4, 2012

Waste Facility – Contamination to Third Parties

Source: Rockhill Environmental/NECC Newsletter A class action lawsuit was filed by 45 claimants against a waste facility alleging they contributed to off-site contamination next to a waste disposal owned by the facility. The suit alleged the contamination migrated onto the claimants’ properties, contaminating their homes, crops, and livestock. The claim was settled in the high five […]

May 31, 2011

EPA to remove contaminated soil from Nepera Superfund site

Source: http://www.strausnews.com, May 27, 2011 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday released a plan to remove contaminated soil from the site of former lagoons at the Nepera Chemical Company Superfund site in Hamptonburgh. The 29.3-acre site is a former industrial waste disposal facility. Between 1953 and 1967, lagoons at the site received approximately 50,000 […]

April 7, 2011

EPA settles with waste clients in California

Read here about a $1.2 million waste settlement that the EPA reached with nearly 50 businesses in California.

February 22, 2011

Toxic leak leads to lawsuit

Source: The Register-Guard, Eugene, OR February, 22, 2011 By: Christian Wihtol A Goshen storage facility says PCB-laced waste from a Eugene recycler forced it to shut down for months A waste oil storage facility in Goshen has been shut down for months because of contamination with toxic PCBs, and the facility’s operator is suing a […]

November 8, 2010

Missouri Officials Call Meeting to Discuss Chromium Contamination

Publication Date 11/06/2010 Source: Kansas City Star (MO) Nov. 05–State officials will host a meeting Tuesday to discuss the results of sampling of tannery sludge on farms in northwest Missouri. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency began an investigation last year after Cameron residents raised concerns about a high number […]

August 13, 2010

Waste Treatment Facility Fire Causes Contamination

Acknowledgement to XL Environmental THE CLAIM An explosion and fire occurred at an XL insured waste treatment facility due to a fire in an on-site trailer containing waste drums. The drums contained lab-packed chemicals including solvents. Between 30,000 and 40,000 gallons of fire water was generated in fire extinguishing efforts. The fire water was retained […]

August 13, 2010

Waste Facility Allegedly Caused Contamination

Acknowledgement to XL Environmental THE CLAIM A class action lawsuit from 68 claimants was filed against an XL insured waste facility alleging that the insured contributed to contamination (oil residue, biocides, acids, mercury, lead, diesel fuels, metals, radioactive materials and hydrocarbons) at a waste disposal pit owned by the insured. The class action alleged that […]

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