May 10, 2017

Tunnel collapses at Washington Nuclear Waste Plant; No Radiation Released

Toxic Waste Plant

A transport tunnel partly collapsed at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation on Tuesday. United States Department of Energy officials said there was no initial indication of worker exposure or airborne radiological release. Although the site is vacant, it is being dismantled and cleaned by the Department of Energy. The Hanford facility was established in the 1940s and operated by the federal government to manufacture plutonium. Response crews determined that a 400-square-foot section of the decommissioned rail tunnel had collapsed. For more information, contact Phillip Hoover.

Oct 21, 2013

Mississippi’s Stop Payment Notice Statute Found Unconstitutional

Authored By: Darren Rowles and Scott Cahalan In several states, including Mississippi, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Washington, subcontractors and suppliers are used to filing a “stop notice” or “stop payment notice” when they are not paid for work performed at a project.  See also North Carolina (lien on funds).  However, the recent holding in Noatex Corp. v. King Constr. of Houston, LLC, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 20656, 14-15 (5th Cir. Oct. 10, 2013), calls into question the constitutionality of stop notice statutes and the remedies they provide to lower-tier contractors and suppliers. A stop notice is a notice to… Read more