In this week's Roundup, a wastewater facility must pay over $2 billion in penalties and site improvements over alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, a chemical manufacturer that failed to comply with Toxic Release Inventory reporting regs now faces a nearly $200,000 settlement with US EPA.
An independent environmental study released last week found that 74 community water systems in California are contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a growing class of extremely toxic fluorinated chemicals. Some systems registered as many as eight PFAS chemicals in a single well.
EPA has announced that it will no longer approve California’s Proposition 65 warning labels for products that contain glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicides.
In this week's Roundup, an automotive lubricant manufacturer and a real estate developer must pay thousands of dollars in penalties for violating the Clean Water Act. Plus, a company that produces windshield wiper fluid is fined nearly $200K in Clean Air Act violations.
EPA officials have announced an $11.5 million proposal to address hazardous waste contamination at the Mansfield Trail Dump Superfund Site in Byram, NJ. These cleanup initiatives include a cap on former dump areas, treatment of contaminated groundwater, and removal of contaminated soil with assistance from local officials.
In this week's Roundup, a silicone manufacturer and a cold storage facility must pay $4.55 million and $78,200 respectively for Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a major Texas municipality commits to $2 billion in wastewater treatment system improvements.
As marijuana regulations loosen up across the country, California considers warning consumers about potential health concerns by adding several various cannabis products to the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as Prop 65.
One of the largest cruise corporations in the world has reached a settlement with Federal prosecutors, agreeing to pay $20 million for illegally dumping plastics in the ocean near the Bahamas among other violations.
A California jury awarded a married couple more than $2,000,000,000 after their lawyers argued they were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after years of using Roundup.
Last month, US Environmental Protection Agency announced a cleanup plan to eliminate 1,4-dioxane among other volatile organic chemicals and metals from the CPS/Madison Superfund site in Old Bridge, NJ.
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