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FALLING OIL PRICES IGNITE CONCERN OVER BAKKEN CRUDE

Posted in Oil, Pennsylvania, Waste Cleanup
Happy Days Are Here Again? Gasoline prices have been falling steadily for months. Now a gallon may be purchased for substantially less than three dollars in many regions of the country. That’s welcome news for consumers, but environmentalists, regulators and first responders have been asking whether there are risks associated with this happy development that… Continue Reading

Is There a Statute of Limitations for Contribution Actions Under New Jersey’s Spill Act?

Posted in New Jersey, Waste Cleanup
A cornerstone of environmental legislation in New Jersey is The New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (“Spill Act”), N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 et seq.; New Jersey’s analogue to the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, more commonly known as CERCLA.  Like CERCLA, the Spill Act is the primary tool for the State of New… Continue Reading

HANDLING EBOLA-CONTAMINATED WASTE: GUIDANCE FOR HOSPITALS AND HAULERS

Posted in Ebola, Uncategorized, Waste Cleanup
The Waste Ebola is a messy disease. Patient care, even in hospital isolation, produces large quantities of contaminated waste … linens, towels, gowns, masks, gloves and sharps … that many hospitals are not equipped to dispose on site. In non-hospital settings, symptomatic patients contaminate virtually everything they contact including porous materials, such as furniture and… Continue Reading