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Final Settlements Inked in Poultry Plant Pollution Lawsuits

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Monday gave final approval to a $65 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit involving thousands of residents of a southern Delaware community affected by groundwater contamination from a local poultry processing facility. …

Colorado Gold Mine Spill Dumped 880,000 Pounds of Metals in River

A 3 million-gallon spill from a southwestern Colorado gold mine last year may have dumped more than 880,000 pounds of metals into the Animas River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday. Some of the metals reached the San Juan …

Sept. 2015 Hearing Scheduled in West Virginia Chemical Spill Suit

A lawsuit against a water company, chemical producer, airport and others over a January chemical spill won’t get a hearing for another year. The consolidated lawsuit that targets West Virginia American Water, Eastman Chemical, Yeager Airport and others has a …

Treating Toxic Water May Cost New Castle, Del., $1M

City officials in New Castle, Delaware, say the costs for managing toxic contamination found in all three of the city’s public water wells could top $1 million. Pamela Patone, general manager of New Castle’s Municipal Services Commission tells The News …

Incurred Losses for West Virginia Businesses After Chemical Spill

Restaurants and storefronts are buzzing again in West Virginia’s capital city, but many still can’t recoup money lost while they shut down after a January chemical spill. Businesses have sued companies tied to the spill, tried to collect insurance claims …

Governors Want States to Take Lead on Drilling Regulations

A dozen U.S. governors are pushing for states, not the federal government, to lead regulation of oil and gas drilling. They argue they know their territories best, even as environmentalists question whether they’re doing enough — or doing the industry’s …

AVX Appeals Jury Award in Pollution Lawsuit

Electronics manufacturer AVX Corp. is appealing a $750,000 verdict in a pollution lawsuit. A South Carolina jury awarded the damages earlier this month to a Myrtle Beach developer who sued AVX saying groundwater pollution by the electronics manufacturer derailed a …

Long-Awaited New Hampshire MTBE Pollution Liability Trial to Start

Nearly a decade after it was first brought, a lawsuit accusing two oil giants of widespread groundwater contamination in New Hampshire is expected to present jurors with the most complex and time-consuming trial in state history. The products liability case …

The Next New Thing: Coverage Issues from Fracking Claims

Every few years it seems that there are predictions a new type of claim that threatens to engulf carriers. In the 1980s and 1990s it was environmental clean up claims and SuperFund, followed shortly by asbestos, the fear of Y2K …