ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY COMPLIANCE IN TIMES OF COVID-19

The spread of the coronavirus ("COVID-19") virus has impacted every facet of life in the United States. We are all adjusting to monumental changes in our lives. Depending on what state one resides in, you may be subject to "Stay at...

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WHAT IS PFAS?

  PFAS, short for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances and related substances, PFAO, PFOS, also collectively known as PFCs. PFCs are a family of man-made chemicals that have been used widely in the production of a number of consumer...

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WHAT IS TETRACHLOROETHYLENE (PCE)?

  Tetrachloroethylene, also known as perchloroethylene, PERC or PCE, is a nonflammable, colorless chemical that exists as a liquid at room temperature. PCE is and was widely used in dry cleaning operations. Like its cousin trichloroethylene...

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WHAT IS TRICHLOROETHYLENE (TCE)?

  Trichloroethylene, commonly referred to as TCE, is a colorless, nonflammable chemical compound with a sweet odor. Imperial Chemical Industries invented TCE in Britain in the early 20th century. TCE was initially marketed for use as an...

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What Lenders Need to Know About Soil Vapor Intrusion

Over the past few years standard environmental due diligence practices have changed. A new issue – the potential for vapor intrusion to impact buildings – must now be addressed in evaluating the environmental condition of real...

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Local Hazardous Waste Enforcement Initiatives

A business that generates or manages hazardous wastes may face inspection from federal, state and/or local authorities. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has delegated its authority to most states, including Minnesota, to run the...

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Steering Clear of Environmental Liability: Contract Drafting is Key

Indemnification clauses, a common element in almost every commercial contract, shift potential costs and liabilities from one contracting party to another. For example, assume that John, who is a musician, enters a contract with 20th Century Fox...

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Attorney-to-Attorney Environmental Law Consultations

Attorney-to-Attorney Environmental Law Consultations Environmental issues arise for our clients in many ways. Many attorneys, who are in sole practice or who work in law firms without an environmental law practice, may face challenging environmental...

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Environmental Enforcement in Minnesota

The State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has the authority to seek penalties of $10,000 per day of violation of environmental statutes, regulations or permits in a civil action brought in state district court...

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