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Environmental Groups Propose Tailings Dam Safety Standards

Mining companies should be required to buy private insurance for tailings dams and their board of directors should be held legally responsible for any disasters, a coalition of 140 environmental groups said in a report published on Tuesday. The recommendations, …

Court Finds Collapsed Cave Not a Covered ‘Building’ Under Policy

Interstate Underground Warehouse & Storage operates more than 3 million square feet of storage space inside a cave that was once a limestone mine just outside of Kansas City, Mo. The company’s website touts the constant 60-degree temperature inside its …

Conn. Supreme Court Finds Insurers Not Liable for Crumbling Foundations

Insurers are not liable for crumbling foundations caused by defective concrete unless the home is on the verge of collapse, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled. The decision will likely amplify public pressure for a government solution. Thousands of homes in …

Thousands Face Life-Threatening Floods From Aging Dams

On a cold morning last March, Kenny Angel got a frantic knock on his door. Two workers from a utility company in northern Nebraska had come with a stark warning: Get out of your house. Just a little over a …

Massive Mining Waste Dams Could Pose Deadly Risks, Say Investors

LONDON — A global inquiry into how mining companies store billions of tons of waste in huge dams, launched after a collapse in Brazil killed hundreds, shows about a tenth of the structures have had stability issues, investors said on …

Connecticut Homeowners Support Bill for Bad Foundations Fund

Connecticut homeowners said they need additional financial assistance to help with crumbling home foundations that threaten to collapse their houses. Dozens of homeowners arrived in Hartford on Monday to support a bill that proposes every insurance company cover the peril …

Connecticut Homeowners Dispute With Insurers Hinges on Definition of Collapse

Connecticut residents whose home foundations are crumbling are facing a perplexing problem with their insurance policies: The damage won’t be covered unless their homes collapse. More than two dozen insurance companies being sued in federal court by 40 homeowners recently …

High Winds Cause Pennsylvania Pavilion Collapse

Officials say a pavilion being used for shelter during severe weather collapsed at a central Pennsylvania park, and 10 to 12 people suffered minor injuries, including several children. Authorities say several dozen people attending a baseball game Friday night sought …

Third Family-Owned Building Collapses in Missouri Town

A third building owned by the same family has collapsed on Sedalia’s Main Street in Missouri. The Sedalia Democrat reported that the owners had operated a restaurant equipment business out of the buildings until they began crumbling. The problems started …

Collapse at Ohio Casino Site Hurts a Dozen

A section of floor collapsed Friday at the construction site of a new casino, sending workers tumbling 30 feet to the ground and leaving about a dozen with minor injuries. The collapse comes on the heels of a similar accident …