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Is Fracking Safe?
As we all prepare for -- or cope with -- the impacts of this storm, we hope you and your loved ones stay safe. Unfortunately, environmental impacts are inevitable. We are mindful that EPA was criticized after Katrina for...more
While we tend to think of a CERCLA “facility” as the real property where environmental contaminants have come to be located, it is important to remember that CERCLA’s definition of “facility” is actually much broader than...more
In June 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report identifying formaldehyde as a “known carcinogen” with possible ties to leukemia.
Commentators have speculated that this development may...more
California Supreme Court justices heard arguments recently in a novel case that could significantly impact the amount insurers must pay to clean up toxic waste....more
In This Issue:
- THE SPREADING WEB OF FOOD RECALL LIABILITY
Suits against Jensen Farms arising from its sale of listeria-tainted cantaloupes are expected to seek more than $100,000,000. These damages are estimated...more
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