News From Beacon Hill – February 2017

Trending Environmental News Stories

Twice a month, Beacon Hill Associates posts various environmental exposure news articles on our blog. This is great information to share with your clients to help illustrate the prevalence of environmental claims and the consequences of not being properly covered. Here are some of our top trending news articles from the past few months:

Mold at two Pittsburgh hospitals linked to 5 deaths

Is your organization overlooking your risk for a pollution claim?

Radiation to be monitored at landfill where waste was illegally dumped

What’s the fate of one of the largest pollution cleanup projects in Michigan?

New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Ruling in $500M Contamination Lawsuit

Tanker Truck Wrecks at Remote Site South of Paxson, Spills 4,000 Gallons Of Diesel Fuel

DuPont agrees to pay $50M in record-setting settlement for river contamination

DOT to Set Up Alternative-Fuel Corridors

For more news articles relating to the environmental marketplace, visit the Beacon Hill blog. Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.


We want your storage tank accounts!

Owners and operators of Underground Storage Tank (UST) or Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) systems purchase environmental insurance for a number of reasons: to comply with lease/landlord requirements, because clients/suppliers require it, to act as a prudent risk management measure, and to comply with…Read more.

Environmental Concerns for General Contractors

A construction project does not have to involve building on contaminated land in order to be subjected to potential environmental claims. Most environmental exposures stem from routine construction activities and often are not visible until they become costly problems. It is the responsibility of the general contractor to…Read more.


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