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EPA finds dioxin exposed at Superfund site after storm, orders tests.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Cancer-causing dioxins leached from a Superfund site along a Texas river during Hurricane Harvey flooding, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said, triggering calls on Friday for the toxic waste to be permanently moved.

Minden, West Virgina, needs relief, not our benign neglect.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Minden residents are dying of cancer and there is a known carcinogen stalking the neighborhood.

Pompton Lakes plan has risks.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
A proposed plan to pump water through a horizontal well into the contaminated groundwater beneath the affected homes to dilute the contamination, but not remove it sounds suspect, to say the least.

Why the 97% climate consensus is important.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Some have argued that consensus messaging is counter-productive. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Here are some EPA programs that Scott Pruitt’s $900,000 taxpayer-funded expenses could pay for .

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 10:00
Scott Pruitt wants to cut waste at the EPA. Here's what he could save by cutting his own expenses.

Puerto Rico’s slow-motion medical disaster.

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 10:00
Hurricane Maria left a ruined island and 16 Puerto Rico residents dead. But public health experts worry that figure could climb higher in the coming weeks, as many on the island fail to get medicines or treatment they need for chronic diseases.

Agent Orange still linked to hormone imbalances in babies.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Exposure to Agent Orange sprayed during the Vietnam War has been linked to increased levels of certain hormones in women and their breastfeeding children decades later, potentially putting them at higher risk of health problems, according to a new study.

CPSC to manufacturers: Toxic flame retardants ill advised in mattresses, TVs, furniture.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Federal regulators urged manufacturers Thursday to stop using hazardous flame retardants that are known to cause health problems.

EPA confirms Harvey damage at Waste Pits; orders immediate repairs to cap.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
The Environmental Protection Agency has directed the potentially responsible parties of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund site to take immediate action to address damage to the protective cap and high-levels of underlying waste material found at one of the samples on site.

Colorado needs a limit for water contamination in El Paso County.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Colorado health officials should take the contamination crisis in El Paso County into their own hands and set a limit for the allowable concentration of unhealthy chemicals found in drinking water.

Monsanto banned from European parliament.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Monsanto lobbyists have been banned from entering the European parliament after the multinational refused to attend a parliamentary hearing into allegations of regulatory interference.

When the sewer pipe breaks, watch out for what comes next.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Toxic emissions from common pipe repair are a health risk, researchers say.

MEPs vote down endocrine disruptor criteria, back acrylamide regulation.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
The European Parliament’s environment committee objected to the Commission’s proposed criteria for endocrine disruptors on Thursday.

Exhibit brings the hard lessons of the petrochemical industry home.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
What do Louisiana and western Pennsylvania have in common? For one, an industry that for better or for worse inspires art.

Enel power plant seized in illegal waste investigation.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
An Italian judge has ordered the seizure of a power plant run by Italy’s biggest utility Enel in the south of the country as part of an investigation into illegal waste, the company said on Thursday.

Kent County to study cancer near Wolverine waste dumps.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
The Kent County Health Department is embarking on the largest cancer study it has ever undertaken to investigate the health of people potentially exposed to toxic chemicals from Wolverine World Wide tannery waste dump sites.

‘Flesh-eating bacteria’ from Harvey’s floodwaters kill a woman.

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Necrotizing fasciitis, a deadly infection that destroys tissue, can be caused by a wide range of bacteria, many of which were present after Hurricane Harvey.

Fighting the toxic nightmare next door.

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
A radiation-riddled landfill in St. Louis, Trump’s EPA, and two moms who won’t let it go.

Minden PCB report shows samples 10 times the actionable standard set by EPA.

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Minden is home to what was once the Shaffer Equipment Company, which EPA agents declared a Superfund site in need of clean-up in 1992 after PCB contamination was discovered there in 1985.

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