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Aluminum Producer Norsk Hydro Denies Brazil Refinery Contaminated Local Waters

Aluminum producer Norsk Hydro denied on Monday its Alunorte alumina refinery in Brazil had contaminated local waters, contradicting the findings of a Brazilian public health group. Citing an internal study and a report commissioned from green consultancy SGW Services, Hydro …

New York Court Affirms Gas Company on the Hook for Environmental Cleanup Costs

The New York Court of Appeals has ruled that KeySpan Gas East Corporation is responsible for costs to clean up environmental contamination caused by manufactured gas plants owned by its predecessor during years when there was no pollution property damage …

Anglo American’s Ruptured Pipeline Is 2nd Mine Incident in Brazil in 2018

Anglo American Plc’s Brazilian iron-ore mine suffered operational delays after a pipeline ruptured Monday morning, the company confirmed by email. The good news is that no one was hurt, the company said. The troubling news is the mishap marks the …

Contamination Found at Norsk Hydro’s Alumina Refiner in Brazil, Say Researchers

A Brazilian government-backed institute is readying new evidence of contamination near the world’s biggest alumina refiner, Norsk Hydro ASA’s Alunorte, in the northern state of Para, a researcher told Reuters. A more complete report being prepared for release next week …

New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Ruling in $500M Contamination Lawsuit

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Givaudan Fragrances Corporation (Fragrances) in a $500 million insurance coverage lawsuit against Aetna Casualty & Surety Company and additional insurers named as defendants. The move affirms that New Jersey policyholders …

Court Rules Massachusetts Law Applies in Rhode Island Contamination Suit

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that Massachusetts law should apply in deciding whether Narragansett Electric Co. (NEC), a Rhode Island-based utilities provider, is entitled to insurance coverage for environmental contamination at several of its sites. The August 31 decision …