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Sep 11, 2017

Trump Plans to Cut EPA Programs Could Hurt Post-Storm Rebuilding

Residents of Florida and other states in the path of Hurricane Irma may have a rude awakening after the winds die down and the rain and storm surge stop.

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Sep 07, 2017

Harvey Stokes More Superfund Liability Risk

The severity of superstorms like Katrina, Sandy, and now Harvey has significantly raised the liability stakes for companies over the release of toxic substances from hazardous waste and chemical storage sites.

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Sep 01, 2017

Superfund Sites Unprepared for Climate Change, Hurricanes

EPA cleanup policies may not be enough to protect human health as contaminants from superfund sites threaten to spread in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, community advocates and climate change groups say.

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Jul 20, 2017

GE to Pay New York $13.5m for Upstate Waste Contamination

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.

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Jul 20, 2017

Ametek Can’t Shake Elementary School Contamination Suit

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.

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Jul 20, 2017

Toxic Indoor Vapor Risks Spur Patchwork of State Actions

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.

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Jul 13, 2017

Senate Brownfields Bill With Added Liability Relief Advances

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.

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Jun 21, 2017

Site Owner Can’t Recover Cleanup Damages Under Access Law

The owner of contaminated site can’t recover damages from a prior owner under the Michigan site access law for a tardy cleanup.

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