lead News

California’s $1.1B Paint Ruling Could Prompt More Suits

Paint makers could face a surge of lawsuits after a California state court judge ordered three companies to pay $1.1 billion to help government agencies get rid of lead from an estimated 5 million homes in the state. The ruling, …

$100K Deal Reached in Montana Over Lead-Contaminated Waste

The owner of a central Montana landfill has agreed to pay the U.S. government $100,000 to settle a civil action over 1,600 tons of earth containing unsafe levels of lead that sat untreated and unprotected for about four years. The …

3 Indiana Cities Receive Grants For Lead Removal

The cities of South Bend, Elkhart and Fort Wayne each have been awarded grants worth $2.3 million to clean up lead from at-risk homes, train workers in lead safety methods and increase public awareness about childhood lead poisoning. The Centers …

U.S. Opens Product Safety Office in China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission will set up its first office outside the United States in China in a bid to reduce the amount of dangerous products reaching the American market. Commission head Inez Tenenbaum told reporters the “history-making” …