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Massive Fire Breaks Out at Texas Chemical Facility

Apr 8 2021 // A huge industrial fire broke out at a chemical facility in Channelview, Texas, around 4 p.m. on April 7, Harris County officials said. A shelter in place order was issued for neighborhoods near the K-Solve Chemicals plant...

Chemical Site Cleanup on Maine River to Cost More Than $180M

Mar 25 2021 // A settlement that is pending approval from a federal judge would require the former owner of a shuttered chemical plant in Maine to spend more than $180 million to clean up mercury contamination. The settlement concerns...

‘Forever Chemicals’ in 60 Closed Minnesota Landfills Contaminating Groundwater

Mar 22 2021 // Pollution regulators said that contamination from toxic man-made “forever chemicals” has been detected in groundwater at nearly 60 closed landfills in Minnesota, with amounts exceeding levels for safe drinking...

Georgia City Resident Sues Over Chemical Discharge in Water

Mar 17 2021 // A Georgia city, a textile manufacturer and others are being sued by a former Summerville, Georgia, city council member over a water crisis that forced Summerville to distribute bottled water for weeks and still could cost...

Maine Man Sues Paper Mill Over Levels of ‘Forever Chemicals’

Mar 11 2021 // A Maine man is suing a paper mill company that operates in the state about levels of long-lasting chemicals in wells and elsewhere. Nathan Saunders of Fairfield filed the lawsuit Friday against Boston-based Sappi North...

Environmental Settlement of $121K Reached with Washington Chemical Company

Feb 10 2021 // The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Emerald Kalama Chemical after inspectors say they found hazardous waste storage and handling violations it its Kalama, Wash., facility. The chemical...

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