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Hurricane Ida Linked to Over 2,000 Water Pollution Reports

Hurricane Ida Linked to Over 2,000 Water Pollution Reports

An 11-mile-long oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico is one of more than 2,000 reports of water pollution being investigated by authorities in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida tore through the state on Aug. 29. The ruptured pipeline is located just south of oil and gas hub Port Fourchon, where the Category 4 storm caused significant damage and forced the…

Environmental Insurance Market Overview

Environmental Insurance Market Overview

The Environmental Insurance market does not always move in lockstep with some of the more common lines of business. Since this is often not a required coverage, Environmental’s peaks rely more heavily on one or more factors including, but not limited to, the foresight of risk managers, a business’ experience with past environmental losses and claims, and contractual requirements that…

Piney Point Wastewater Cleanup Near Tampa Bay Could Cost $200 Million

Piney Point Wastewater Cleanup Near Tampa Bay Could Cost $200 Million

Wastewater disposal, site cleanup and complete closure of a former phosphate mining facility in Manatee County, Florida could cost up to $200 million, said Florida state officials this week as they debated the allocation of funding to begin the cleanup process. Piney Point, which opened as a fertilizer plant in 1966 and was abandoned in 2001, has been a source…

Clearing the Air on Environmental Risk

Clearing the Air on Environmental Risk

Environmental losses, site pollution risks and Environmental Insurance solutions were among the topics addressed in a webinar hosted by Burns & Wilcox. Environmental losses that are not covered by insurance are thought to amount to about $1 billion per year. This is largely because many business owners do not believe they have an environmental exposure; those in sectors that do…

General Contractor Fined $25,000 for Sewage Spill

General Contractor Fined $25,000 for Sewage Spill

The Hawaii Department of Health issued a Notice and Finding of Violation and Order on January 7 against a contractor responsible for a sewage spill that sent 28,000 gallons of untreated domestic sewage into Reed’s Bay, just off the coast of the Big Island. The leak occurred on November 30, when workers for Maui-based Goodfellow Bros., LLC, a general contractor…

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