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Enbridge, U.S. reach $177-Million Settlement Over Midwest Oil Spills

Federal officials announced the U.S. government has reached a settlement with Enbridge Energy and several related companies, requiring the oil pipeline operators to invest $177 million in pipeline improvements and pay federal pollution fines stemming from its 2010 oil spills in Marshall, Michigan and Romeoville, Ill. According to joint releases from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Enbridge will spend at least $110 million on a series of measures to prevent oil spills and improve its operations affecting about 2,000 miles of its pipeline system in the Great Lakes region. The company will also ... Read More

Lounge chair recall announced by T.J. Maxx after 15 consumer injuries; sold only during March 2016

T.J. Maxx, a discount retail chain headquartered in Massachusetts, has announced a foldable lounge chair recall encompassing more than 5,000 chairs across the nation. The recalled chairs may reportedly collapse unexpectedly while in use, thus posing a fall and injury hazard. The folding chair recall includes foldable weatherproof lounge chairs made in two different styles: one featuring a white gloss frame with blue and white striped fabric and the other a natural oiled wood frame with red and white striped fabric. The recalled lounge chairs measure about 30 inches high by 42 inches long when unfolded. To find the chair’s ... Read More

Massive salmonella outbreak linked to 47 Illinois Subway restaurants

Public health officials investigating the outbreak of an uncommon strain of salmonella that swept through Illinois from May to June announced they have linked the bacteria to 47 Subway franchise stores in the state. Illinois Department of Health officials say they have confirmed 97 cases of Salmonella Hvittingfoss infection across 28 Illinois counties. Health officials say the salmonella outbreak began on May 11, with the last reported case occurring on June 5. The ages of people with confirmed cases of the unusual bacteria ranged to 2 to 79. No deaths have been confirmed. Salmonella is usually a debilitating sickness that ... Read More