contamination News

National Guard Helping After Chemicals Found in Delaware Town’s Wells

Delaware Governor John Carney has authorized the National Guard to assist residents of a southern Delaware town after the discovery of high levels of toxic chemicals in municipal wells. Authorities said that the Guard has provided two, 400-gallon portable water …

EPA Authorizes $1.8M to Remove Unsafe Liquids From 2 Connecticut Industrial Sites

Federal environmental regulators say they’re trying to contain and remove as much as 200,000 gallons of dangerous liquid chemicals and compounds found in storage tanks at two abandoned industrial properties in Waterbury. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tells the Republican-American …

Aon Hotline Supports Clients Affected by Recall or Contamination Crisis

Aon Risk Solutions and the Aon WorldAware Operations Center have together launched the Aon Re-Call Crisis Center, a new feature to support business clients affected by a recall or contamination crisis. The hotline is designed to provide policy owners with …

Texas Couple Awarded $3M in Drilling Lawsuit

A Dallas jury has awarded $3 million to a North Texas couple who sued a drilling company over alleged contamination. The Dallas Morning News reports that the jury returned its verdict y in favor of Bob and Lisa Parr of …

Montana Judge Rejects Residents’ Lawsuit Against ARCO

A lawsuit against Atlantic Richfield Co. by nearly 100 residents of Opportunity seeking to have the company clean hazardous materials from their property has been rejected. District Judge Brad Newman ruled on Monday that residents knew their properties were contaminated …

Montana, Feds To Seek Damages From Exxon Spill

Montana and federal officials say they’ll seek compensation from Exxon Mobil Corp. for natural resource damages caused by a crude oil spill into the Yellowstone River. Thursday’s announcement comes two years after an Exxon pipeline near Laurel broke during flooding …

Wyoming Man Refiles Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Walmart

A man suing a Sheridan, Wyo. Walmart, claiming his wife died after she ate a contaminated cantaloupe purchased at the store, has refiled his lawsuit in federal court. Attorney Nicholas Murdoch, representing Frederick M. Lollar, tells the Sheridan Press the …

EPA Assessing Possible Cancer Cluster In Oregon

The Environmental Protection Agency held a meeting in Salem, Ore. to update the public on a preliminary assessment of four sites in west Salem connected to five cases of rare bone cancer. The four are West Salem High School, Walker …

Wells Will Determine Groundwater Contamination in Southern California

Thirty wells are being installed in Burbank and Glendale in an effort to determine the extent of groundwater contamination. Small amounts of cancer-causing chromium 6 left behind by the San Fernando Valley aircraft industry have been detected in local water …