Environmental Insurance Articles

  • Mosul battle brings environmental damage, with serious impacts on health, prospects of recovery

    Civilians in Northern Iraq are falling victim to additional suffering - including near suffocation and respiratory illnesses - due to what appears to be a scorched-earth policy employed by retreating ISIL militants following the launch of a major military offensive to retake the city of Mosul. Nineteen oil wells have been set ablaze by armed groups near Al Qayyarah, located south-east of Mosul, ...

  • Three Strategic Options for Managing Acquired Environmental Liabilities

    Evaluating Through a Finance Lens As companies strive to remain competitive and profitable in today’s uncertain economy, asset transactions continue to play a leading role in their efforts to transform, adapt and re-invent themselves. A well-thought out and well-executed acquisition can bask even the most gloomy of balance sheets in sunshine by bringing rapid revenue growth, added ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Data Management and Visualization for Interim Measure Plan - Case Study

    Challenge Groundwater impact was discovered at the bedrock surface off-site and the client needed to quickly be able to access a long history of site data and develop a conceptual site model. Visually understanding where the impacted groundwater was in relation to property boundaries, surface water and stratigraphic features was critical for the client to determine next steps. ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Practitioner Spotlight--Rob Duffy

    Name: Rob Duffy Office: Charlotte, NC Practice Area(s): Primarily OPA, but I also work in TS, ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Are the Government doing enough to protect communities from flooding?

    Despite it being the official start of British summer, many locations have continued to be hit by severe flooding in the last few weeks. Locations all over the UK have been struck by severe weather warnings, and many properties have been left damaged by the continued rainfall. Unfortunately this is not considered remarkable. The UK has already seen heavy flooding since the year started, following ...


    By AQUAREAD Limited

  • Practitioner Spotlight--Dan Keltner

    Name Dan Keltner Office Naperville, IL (Chicago) Practice Area Transaction Support Areas of expertise ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Environmental Liability Management for a Large American University

    Challenge A large American university recently acquired a two-hundred acre hospital property for the purpose of future developments. One fifth of the property was impacted by chlorinated solvents and petroleum. Antea Group was appointed to assume the liability, return the land to residential use, and abate the migration of contaminants with minimal disruption to the campus or the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • EPA Issues Notice Of Proposed Settlement For Wyoming Refineries

    On September 14, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Notice of Proposed Settlement Agreement; Request for Public Comment in the Federal Register. The notice is to settle lawsuits filed by Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company and Sinclair Casper Refining ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution and Cost Allocation - case study

    Untangling liability and legal responsibility for cleanup costs in hazardous waste cases The Summary We combine extensive ADR experience and legal and technical knowledge to successfully address the wide range of factors and situations that arise in cost allocation/Potentially Responsible Party matters, providing our clients with extensive and innovative ...


    By AlterEcho

  • Engaging buyers, sellers and insurance markets case study

    Challenge: Antea Group was retained by a bankruptcy trustee responsible for divesting assets of a 169-facility convenience store chain to build an environmental risk transfer strategy designed to quantify and cap the liabilities. Solution: Antea Group evaluated the portfolio of sites to define the current status of previously reported environmental ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Drawing the Line between Water Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation

    Background of Water and Mold Damage In recent years, many insurance policies have instituted limits or caps on the amount that will be paid for “mold or microbial damage.” Often, what constitutes microbial damage is defined poorly, if at all, in the policy. Meanwhile, the funds available for water damage restoration are generally not separately capped, and are available up to ...

  • Breaking Stakeholder Gridlock case study

    Challenge: Antea Group assisted multiple property stakeholders with the development of a liability transfer program to facilitate the remediation and closure of a PCB, chlorinated VOC and TPH contaminated former oil recycling depot site in New Jersey. Prior to Antea Group involvement, the property stakeholders had been in negotiation deadlock regarding the site for 18 ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • View on Private Sector: Insuring against climate change

    A recent UN report said that global warming will cause trillions of dollars of damage to coral reefs in the Caribbean. It also warned that small island states will be disproportionally affected by the impact of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • SGS Informs You on the Recent Settlements of California Prop 65

    California Proposition 65 for Consumer Product Safety California’s Proposition 65 is now over 25 years old and has been effective in reducing exposures to toxic chemicals. It allows California residents to eliminate carcinogens and reprotoxic chemicals from consumer products and industrial activities.  Persons doing business with ten or more employees, unless otherwise ...


    By SGS

  • SGS Informs You on Recent California Proposition 65 Settlements

    Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is the ‘Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986’, a ballot initiative passed overwhelmingly by California residents in 1986. Since its enactment, there have been numerous lawsuits which resulted in the reduction of carcinogenic and reproductive chemicals through reformulations of consumer products containing such chemicals (1). In a recent ...


    By SGS

  • Understanding Environmental Insurance & How it Works for You

    For environmental contractors and consultants, environmental insurance provides them with the ability to grow a business and bid on contracts. Without the correct limits, or complete coverage, a company is unlikely to be awarded lucrative contracts.   It’s important for environmental contractors and consultants to understand their insurance needs and what is covered in their policies. ...

  • Large Midwestern Electronics Div. of a Transportation Co. uses a local regeneration company that mistakenly mixes water purification resin with lead treated resin

    "I just called a local water treatment dealer and a salesperson came to discuss the application. He recommended his fiberglass tanks for my operation..." discussion: A manufacturing engineer contacts a major USA water purification company with a local regeneration dealership to get a DI water supply for his cleaner. The dealership is an independently owned franchise that does not ...

  • Mainstream investors look to sustainability to unlock value

    Environmental analysis is moving from the fringes of socially responsible investment to the mainstream, helping push the sustainability agenda forward in large corporations in North America. People outside the “green” professional community are increasingly recognizing that companies’ environmental performance is linked to financial performance. This type of mainstream ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Water Rights and Environmental Damage: An Enquiry into Stewardship in the Context of Abstraction Licensing Reform in England and Wales Donald

    Keywords: property stewardship, water rights, abstraction, Water Framework Directive, Water Act 2003 Abstract: The intersection of private rights and public responsibilities lies at the heart of both environmental and property law. This article considers this intersection in the context of debates about property ownership and notions of environmental stewardship. These ...


  • Swedish airport repels seagulls and blackbirds case study

    The problem: Earlier in 2012, the bird control company – Birdblock, based in Lidingö, Sweden – began working with the Stockholm-Bromma Airport to deal with pest bird infestation. The airport authorities were concerned about the constant disturbances (and dangerous interferences) caused by pest seagulls and blackbirds in the airfield. The products and ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

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