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  • Water settlement for Arizona tribe

    The US Senate has approved a water settlement with the White Mountain Apache Tribe in Arizona and authorised spending more than USD126 million on infrastructure to deliver the water. The measure, which passed on a unanimous vote last week, sets aside 52,000 acre-feet of water to settle claims with the tribe. Under terms of the deal, the tribe can lease as much as half the water to cities ...

  • EPA Settlements with Violators Benefit Communities

    In 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) worked with companies that violated environmental laws to bring more than $1.8 million in benefits to communities in Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico. These benefits came from supplemental environmental projects, or SEPs, as part of settlement agreements with companies. SEPs contribute to EPA’s goals of protecting public health and ...

  • Problematic Chinese Drywall Settlement Reached

    EMSL Analytical provides six testing solutions to determine if properties have defective Chinese drywall and if it is causing indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. Cinnaminson, NJ, October 18th, 2010 Last week it was reported in the Insurance Journal that up to 300 Homes in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida that were constructed with faulty drywall from ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Settlement with Revere, Mass. addresses wastewater, stormwater discharges

    Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged in federal court, the City of Revere, Mass. will significantly reduce illegal discharges of raw sewage overflows into the environment from its wastewater collection system and separate storm sewer system. The City has estimated that it will spend approximately US$50 million to address these illegal discharges. Revere will also pay a civil penalty of ...

  • U.S. Attorney and EPA Announce Settlement with City of Fitchburg

    Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged in federal court, the City of Fitchburg, Mass. will pay a civil penalty of $141,000 for violations of the Clean Water Act. The City will also perform a Supplemental Environmental Project worth at least $100,000 and is implementing significant remedial measures to minimize future discharges of pollutants into the environment. The Consent Decree is the ...

  • Danbury Conn. reaches settlement for clean water violations

    The City of Danbury, Conn. will pay a $30,000 fine and perform a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) at a cost of approximately $48,000 to resolve federal Clean Water Act (CWA) violations related to the operation of its wastewater collection and conveyance system. The case stems from an inspection of the City’s Collection System in the spring of 2009. The inspection revealed many ...

  • Formaldehyde Exposure May Result in $14.8 Million Settlement

    Last week, it was announced that 21 mobile home manufacturers have agreed to pay $14,800,000 to thousands of people who stayed in trailers provided by FEMA following hurricanes Rita and Katrina.  Lawyers for the people who stayed in the trailers have filed a preliminary settlement in federal court asking the judge to approve it.   Both sides filed a memorandum with the courts stating, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • MidAmerican Energy Reaches Settlement with Sierra Club

    MidAmerican Energy Company has reached a settlement agreement with the Sierra Club to continue to build on its already strong environmental performance and promote renewable energy in its service territory. Several years ago, MidAmerican Energy implemented a plan to install environmental improvements – such as completing installation of scrubbers and ...


    By MidAmerican Energy

  • Settlement Ensures that Lawrence Addresses Wastewater and Stormwater Discharges

    Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged today in federal court to address violations of the Clean Water Act, the City of Lawrence will focus efforts on conditions that result in sewer overflows and contaminated stormwater. The Consent Decree is the result of a federal enforcement action brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The ...

  • IdaTech and Element One Reach Confidential Settlement

    IdaTech, LLC ("IdaTech") and Element One LLC ("Element One") jointly announce that they have reached a confidential settlement of a patent infringement lawsuit filed by IdaTech concerning Element One's "Pegasus" hydrogen generators and "Andromeda" hydrogen purifiers. Element One and its co-founder David Edlund agree to not make, sell or import in the United States hydrogen generator and ...


    By Marketwire

  • North Georgia Developer Agrees to Settlement for Stormwater Violations

    Cannon Place, LLC (Cannon Place) has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over alleged stormwater violations at its construction sites along Bald Ridge Marina Road in Cumming, Ga. As part of this settlement, Cannon Place agreed to pay a civil penalty of $110,253. Under the Clean Water Act (CWA), owners and general contractors at construction sites of one acre and ...

  • Industrial Laundry Agrees to Clean Air Act Settlement

    A national industrial laundry company, AmeriPride Services Inc., has voluntarily stopped laundering materials that emitted air pollutants from its Worcester, Mass. and Hartford, Conn. facilities. These communities are expected to benefit from resulting lower air emissions. In the recent Clean Air Act settlement with EPA, Ameripride will pay $75,000 to resolve EPA claims that the company had ...

  • PSC Approves Tidewater Utilities Rate Settlement

    Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ: MSEX), a provider of water, wastewater and related services, announced that the Delaware Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved a $3.9 million increase in the base water rates of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tidewater Utilities, Inc. The increase resulted from a settled agreement with the Staff of the PSC and the Delaware Division of the Public Advocate. ...


    By Marketwire

  • China Sunergy Reaches Final Settlement with REC Wafer

    China Sunergy Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: CSUN) ("China Sunergy" or the "Company"), a specialized solar cell and module manufacturer, today announced that it has agreed to settle all disputes with REC Wafer Norway AS ("REC Wafer") and that REC Wafer has released the US$50 million bank guarantees. The amount held in escrow by the banks has been released to China Sunergy today. The ...


    By China Sunergy

  • Settlement with city of Gloucester ensures improvments to treatment plant and addresses sewer overflows

    Under the terms of a modified Consent Decree lodged in federal court today, the City of Gloucester will upgrade its sewage treatment plant and work to stem overflows from its sewer system. The modified Consent Decree stems from a federal enforcement action brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Office of the Attorney General of ...

  • EPA Settlement to Help Protect Carroll County Waters From Runoff Pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Carroll County, Md. has settled alleged violations of Clean Water Act regulations that protect waterways from polluted stormwater runoff. In the consent agreement, Carroll County agreed to pay a $40,000 civil penalty to settle violations of the County’s Clean Water Act permit for stormwater discharges from the County’s ...

  • EPA and lancaster company reach settlement on chemical reporting violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Maxima Technologies & Systems, LLC has settled alleged violations of toxic chemical reporting requirements at its plant on Rohrerstown Road in Lancaster, Pa. EPA cited the company for violating the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), which requires companies that manufacture, use or produce more than a ...

  • EPA Reaches $14.6 million Settlement for Groundwater Cleanup at Torrance Superfund Sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a $14.6 million settlement with four companies for the construction of a groundwater treatment system at the Montrose and Del Amo Superfund sites in Torrance, Calif. Construction of the treatment system is the first step in the cleanup of groundwater contaminated by chemicals used to manufacture DDT and synthetic rubber over three decades. Once ...

  • EPA reaches settlement with Safeway to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting refrigerants nationwide

    Safeway, the nation’s second largest grocery store chain, has agreed to pay a $600,000 civil penalty and implement a corporate-wide plan to significantly reduce its emissions of ozone-depleting substances from refrigeration equipment at 659 of its stores nationwide, estimated to cost approximately $4.1 million, in a settlement agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and ...

  • Settlement with new Cingular wireless to resolve violations of community right-to-know law

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced an agreement with New Cingular Wireless to resolve violations of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). New Cingular Wireless voluntarily disclosed reporting violations to EPA, which related to the presence of sulfuric acid, diesel, and lead at 642 cellular facilities in 35 states and Puerto Rico, after ...

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