Va. sues concrete manufacturer over defective Silver Line panels; All boys and their coach rescued from cave in Thailand

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Tuesday, July 10.

Monday, Virginia and the federal government sued Pennsylvania-based Universal Concrete Products for providing them with concrete panels, which were used in the construction of the Silver Line, that the company knew were defective.
(The Washington Post)

Tuesday morning, Thai Navy SEALs announced that all 12 boys and their soccer coach had been safely rescued from the cave that they had been trapped in for 18 days. As the boys are evaluated, cave disease is a concern.

Crystal City’s S. Clark Street overpass will undergo demolition from Monday, July 16 through July 26. Expect traffic detours as the overpass will be removed section by section.
(ARL Now)

The man responsible for the Saturday Interstate 66 hit-and-run head-on collision that caught the attention of a U.S. Secret Service officer has been identified as a 28-year-old man from Springfield. Both the suspect’s passenger and the other driver involved were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

From Dec. 31, 2018, through the end of 2020, the Town of Herndon will have free Wi-Fi and LED lights courtesy of a pilot program with Vivacity Inc. 
(Reston Now)

Toxic chemicals from Fairlington Cleaners have been leaking into the area’s soil and groundwater, producing an odor in a number of surrounding homes. Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality has said that residents do not face any serious health risk.
(ARL Now)

Sunday, Ku Klux Klan recruitment flyers placed in bags weighed down with birdseed were found in random Gainesville and Bristow driveways.

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