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- Massachusetts Environmental Fine Demonstrates Need to Adhere to Permit Requirements
A Salisbury, Massachusetts marina recently incurred a $14,380 penalty for its failure to adhere to the terms of an Activity and Use Limitation (AUL) attached to the property after the previous owner discovered a spill.
- Proposal to Add Vineland NJ to Superfund List of Hazardous Waste Sites
The Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed that the former Kil-Tone Company factory site in Vineland, New Jersey be added to the United States’ list of “most hazardous waste sites.”
- Wetlands Damage by Exxon
ExxonMobil Corporation and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) received court approval of a $225 million consent judgment on August 25, 2015, in a closely-watched dispute over natural resource damages (NRD) caused by the oil giant.
- DELCORA Sewer Discharge Settlement Agreement with EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have confirmed they have reached a settlement with a Pennsylvania water utility called the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority (DELCORA).
- New Vapor Intrusion Guidelines
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released two official guideline manuals on vapor intrusion emissions.
- Duke Energy Settlement for Environmental Pollution
In May 2015, one of the largest electrical utility companies in the country, Duke Energy, entered a guilty plea in response to federal criminal charges for polluting rivers in North Carolina.
- California Indoor Air Quality and Sick Building Syndrome Litigation Attorneys
Lawsuits filed by attorneys in California over Indoor Air Quality or Sick Building Syndrome, are increasing. The WHO estimates that nearly 30 percent of new and remodeled buildings worldwide have indoor air quality problems (possibly 20 percent in the U.S., according to one study). In California, dangerous indoor air quality and sick building syndrome are a growing area of law for lawyers in the areas of personal injury, real estate, construction, homeowner associations and business.
- Most Polluted Cities in America
Roughly four in ten Americans are at risk of suffering health effects due to poor air quality, according to the American Lung Association’s recently released State of the Air 2015 report.
- Remediation of PCE Contaminated Dry Cleaning Sites
Dry cleaners have been using a chlorinated solvent called perchloroethylene (PCE), also known as tetrachloroethylene, since 1934.
- The EPA's Coal Ash Regulation and Proposed Litigation
New coal ash regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in December, 2014 classify coal ash as solid waste, rather than hazardous waste. [“Docket No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2009-0640”].