General Electric will pay New York $13.5 million to resolve its potential liabilities at a contaminated upstate site, after the parties reached an agreement.
A teacher and students at a Southern California elementary school presented enough exposure and causation evidence to proceed with claims stemming from a toxic plume that migrated from an adjacent industrial site.
Growing human health concerns about the toxic vapors of a common pollutant seeping into buildings from contaminated groundwater and soil are prompting stepped-up state reviews but not new regulations.
New bipartisan brownfields legislation in the Senate could let some entities off the hook for contaminated site cleanup, while allowing more parties to become prospective site purchasers.
The owner of contaminated site can’t recover damages from a prior owner under the Michigan site access law for a tardy cleanup.
Chemical manufacturer Allnex (Luxemborg) & Cy S.C.A. is liable for $35.1 million in cleanup costs for toxic spills at a chemical plant it bought from Cytec Industries Inc.
A bill that would preserve brownfields funding at 2002 levels was sent to a House subcommittee for review June 15 as the panel’s chairman hopes to see legislation passed before Congress’ August recess.
The Republican plan to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) proposes improving residential infrastructure to curb flood damage but lacks the funding to pay for it, Democrats on the authorizing committee say.