Latest Superfund Stories

2013-08-28 23:04:06

Two cases alleging the recontamination of the notorious Love Canal region in Niagara Falls, New York, have been returned to state court by Western District Judge John Curtin, notes Parker Waichman LLP, which represents Plaintiffs in toxic exposure cases on an ongoing basis. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by toxic exposure, notes that, according to court documents filed on Aug. 22,...

Residents Of Carcinogenic Contamination Site To Have Toenails Tested
2013-03-26 05:56:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Three decades after thousands of pounds of a cancer-causing agent accidentally leaked from a tank in a Garfield, New Jersey factory, researchers plan to measure the impact of the incident on the city´s residents in a most unusual way — by analyzing their toenail clippings. According to Sheila M. Eldred of Discovery News, scientists from New York University (NYU) are planning to gather toenail clippings from the Bergen...

Long Delays In Cleaning Up Contaminated Groundwater
2012-11-09 10:38:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new report from the National Research Council revealed that at least 126,000 sites across the U.S. have contaminated groundwater that requires remediation. Approximately 10 percent of those sites are considered "complex," which means that restoration efforts will likely be unsuccessful for 50 to 100 years due to technical limitations. The estimated cleanup cost ranges from $110 billion to $127 billion, however, the report states...

2011-08-04 09:48:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second time in less than seven days, attorneys from Hicks Thomas LLP have won an important environmental ruling for Naperville, Ill.-based R.R. Street & Co. Inc. in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In Hinds Investments L.P. v. Team Enterprises, Inc. (No. 10-15607), the Ninth Circuit upheld a trial court's dismissal of claims asserted against R.R. Street under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976...

2011-07-29 14:50:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorneys from the Houston and Sacramento offices of Hicks Thomas LLP won an important ruling this week at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after the court issued its opinion giving a narrow construction to "arranger" liability under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). In Team Enterprises, LLC v. Western Investment Real Estate Trust (No. 10-16916), a Modesto,...

2010-07-28 14:50:00

BOSTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $13 million settlement has been reached between four parties and the United States to expedite cleanup of the contaminated Blackburn and Union Privileges Superfund Site in Walpole, Mass., the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The parties involved in the settlement include W.R. Grace & Co.-Conn., a former owner and operator of the site; Tyco Healthcare Group, also former owner and operator; as well...

2010-06-21 12:54:00

Misconceptions Could Lead to Inappropriate Taxation, Loss of U.S. Jobs without Environmental Benefit ARLINGTON, Va., June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wrote to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling for the reinstatement of Superfund taxes. American Chemistry Council (ACC) President and CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement: "EPA's call for the re-imposition of Superfund taxes is a lose-lose for the environment and the...

2010-05-07 06:50:00

DETROIT, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Foley, Baron & Metzger, PLLC, a leading Detroit area law firm, recently obtained a full dismissal of claims against its client, a product manufacturer, in a case involving environmental contamination. Hinds Investments LP, the plaintiff, claimed that FBM's client, Hoyt Corp., a Massachusetts-based dry-cleaning equipment manufacturer, was responsible for a chemical contamination on Hinds' property and was seeking damages for environmental remediation...

2010-03-08 11:34:00

WASHINGTON, March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern Railway Company has agreed to pay a $4 million penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and hazardous materials laws for a 2005 chlorine spill in Graniteville, S.C., the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. Under the settlement filed in federal court in Columbia, S.C., Norfolk Southern will be required to pay a civil penalty of $3,967,500 for the alleged...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'