legal/lawsuit

Failing infrastructure imperils Drinking Water Systems

Deep inside a 70-year-old water-treatment plant, drinking water for Iowa’s capital city is cleansed of harmful nitrates that come from the state’s famously rich farmland. Without Des Moines Water Works, the central Iowa [...]

Former Scores strip club property owner settles with Columbia Gas after 2012 Springfield explosion

Nearly three years after a natural gas explosion sent exotic dancers and the staff of Scores scrambling for cover, stripper shoes and rubble sailing in a plume over the downtown, the owner of [...]

Monterey Park Pays AT&T $85,000 for Grazing its Fiber Optic Wires

Grazing fiber optic wires, a mistake during a routine new business water main installation cost Monterey Park $85,000 in settlement costs — an addition to $836,300 in water and sewer claims in [...]

PUCO staff: Fine Columbia Gas $400K for Upper Arlington house explosion

According to The Columbus Dispatch on August 29th: Columbia Gas faces a possible $400,000 fine for a gas explosion that destroyed an Upper Arlington house and made eight other homes uninhabitable. But [...]

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Displaced couple sues city after sinkholes wreck Bethlehem Township, Pa., home

According to Lehigh Valley news on May 27: Two Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania, residents have sued the city of Bethlehem and its water authority after sinkholes in late November made their home unlivable. The [...]

Syracuse, Prepare To Fix Your Own Pipes, National Water Experts Say

According to Syracuse.com News: Mayor Stephanie Miner is on a mission to convince state and federal lawmakers to fork over millions of dollars to help fix the city's aging water system. Get [...]

California Fines PG&E $1.6 Billion for Deadly Gas Explosion

According to The Wall Street Journal: A California regulator fined PG&E Corp. $1.6 billion for a deadly natural-gas explosion in a San Francisco suburb in 2010, marking the largest penalty ever levied against a [...]

PUC To Vote On Record $1.6-Billion Fine For PG&E in San Bruno Blast

According to the Los Angeles Times: California utility regulators are poised to hit Pacific Gas & Electric Co. with a record-high, $1.6-billion penalty for negligence leading to the deadly natural gas explosion [...]

Fatal Ewing Gas Explosion: PSE&G, Contractor Hit With Largest Fines in State BPU History

According to NJ.com: PSE&G and subcontractor Henkels & McCoy were hit Wednesday with the largest fines ever issued by the state Board of Public Utilities for safety violations that led to the [...]

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