April 9, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and hazardous substances and wastes Baskut Tuncak on Wednesday called on Kazakhstan to increase protections for individuals who live in toxic areas within the country. Tuncak was on an a 14-day mission, during which he visited several cities and towns within ...[read more]
August 10, 2012
by Max Slater
The Supreme Court of California on Thursday ruled that several insurance companies must pay the state up to $60 million to clean up an industrial waste storage site. In a unanimous decision California's high court declared that consecutive state-purchased policies of various insurance companies ...[read more]
October 11, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On October 11, 2010, Hungarian police arrested Mal Rt CEO Zoltan Bakonyi on charges of criminal negligence in connection to the Akja chemical spill. Nearly 200 million gallons of waste were released after a reservoir cracked at the company's Akja alumina refinery. The chemical spill killed eight ...[read more]
July 16, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
JURIST Guest Columnist Sonya Ziaja of Ziaja Consulting, LLC says that the Romulus, Michigan toxic waste wells provide an example of the EPA's failure to follow its own environmental justice guidelines requiring consultation with the affected community, a procedure which could have avoided costly ...[read more]
July 12, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
The Indian Environmental Minister Jairam Ramesh apologized Saturday for the government's role in the 2008 disposal of toxic waste from the 1984 Bhopal chemical spill disaster, which he said was done secretly and in an improper manner. Bhopal victims groups and citizens living near the town of ...[read more]
September 27, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana ruled Friday that the US Army will be able to complete its shipment of chemical waste from a location in western Indiana to Port Arthur, Texas, where the material will be incinerated. The Sierra Club and other citizen groups ...[read more]
October 11, 2004
by Tom Henry
In Monday's environmental law news, the World Health Organization (WHO) has conducted a study that shows normal mercury levels in people, fish and water around a mine in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The Newmont Mining Company, the world's largest gold producer, is currently engaged in a ...[read more]
October 4, 2004
by Tom Henry
In Monday's environmental law news, the EPA has removed the infamous Love Canal site in Niagara County, New York from the Superfund National Priorities List. The Love Canal area was a site for hazardous waste dumping from 1942-1952, after which the waste was covered by dirt and houses were ...[read more]

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