Environmental Insurance News 9.11.17

Recent environmental news stories: Explosions Reported At Flooded Arkema Chemical Plant In Crosby, Texas Mold a serious health risk in wake of Harvey’s flooding Houston’s polluted Superfund sites threaten to contaminate floodwaters Construction Company Fined $1.5M for Asbestos Violations Former Mandeville High football coach sues school system over mold in field house 3 New Legionella […]

Our Thoughts are With Houston

We want to take a moment to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone in Houston during this difficult time. Not only do we have teammates and a Beacon Hill office based in Houston, we have friends and family there who are all working to recover and rebuild after Hurricane Harvey. We hope that everyone […]

Environmental Insurance News 8.28.17

Recent environmental news stories: Health department investigating legionella cases with possible ties to James Square  Mold found in 3 schools that had delayed classes last year Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Under Investigation at Brooke Army Medical Center El Cajon family endures months, possibly years of toxic indoor air Churchill Development Firm Challenges $1.47 Million Fine for […]

Working with an Environmental Specialist

We understand that some agency marketing plans require you to go direct or to utilize related wholesale brokers, and so we may not always be your first call. While in principle going direct may be a good idea, with coverage as unique and complex as environmental policies often are, we believe that working with a […]

Environmental Insurance News 8.14.17

Recent environmental news stories: Chemical spill on Tinker Creek: ‘This may be one of the biggest fish kills in Virginia history’ DuPont pays $400M to settle environmental lawsuits Utah sues over massive, multistate 2015 mine waste spill Harcros Chemical Penalized for Clean Air Act Violations Enforceability Of Pollution Exclusions: A 50-State Survey Two firms settle […]

Claim Scenarios Involving Contractors and Indoor Air Quality

Most Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) concerns center around materials brought into a building, components of the building itself, or operations taking place there. Even when a structure is thought to be managed properly, any spill, failure, or stress within the building caused by someone working onsite can lead to a serious IAQ issue. Concerns can […]

Environmental Insurance News 7.31.17

Recent environmental news stories: Officials respond to chemical spill at I-Falls paper mill Black mold abatement underway at hospital Mixed ruling issued in environmental coverage dispute EPA moves to settle with GE on ‘rest of river’ PCB cleanup challenge ABIA outlines latest response to asbestos exposure in public meeting Clawson tenants get relief after Help […]

Nutrient Pollution and the Cost to the Environment

By Carter McAuley, Associate Account Executive Runoff and erosion are common problems in construction, farming, and other industries, often caused by storms and other extreme weather. Your insured may think erosion and runoff issues are just a natural consequence of normal business operations or an act of nature. However, they may not realize the devastating […]

Environmental Insurance News 7.17.17

Recent environmental news stories: Legionnaires’ outbreak linked to spa at Frankston gym Asbestos found on exterior of hotel near blast site Big Island Dairy Sued Over Water Pollution Concerns Ruling leaves insurers exposed to environmental claims Court orders Duluth businessman, partner to pay $1 million in fines, fees for pollution violations Train Derails, Spills 20K […]