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Hoosick Falls residents angered when PFOA meeting is adjourned without settlement vote.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
All was quiet at the Hoosick Falls village board meeting Thursday—until there was no meeting.
Categories: Ecological News

'Get the Lead Out' campaign launches to address safe drinking water concerns.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
Wisconsin is among 12 states getting an "F" for not preventing lead in school drinking water.
Categories: Ecological News

EPA, East Chicago Mayor clash over future of contaminated complex.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
A lead-contaminated public housing complex in East Chicago, Indiana could soon become a lead-contaminated vacant lot – and if local and federal officials can’t resolve a key dispute, it might stay that way for a long time.
Categories: Ecological News

$9.5 million in penalties in platform blast, Gulf violations.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
An oil industry services company will pay $9.5 million in penalties for Gulf of Mexico safety violations and for pollution from a 2012 offshore platform fire that killed three workers.
Categories: Ecological News

Modesto works to stem river water from overwhelming sewer system.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
Modesto appears to have bought itself some time before it may have to release partially treated wastewater that poses a public health risk into the San Joaquin River.
Categories: Ecological News

More cleanup is needed at Lang Station.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
As the cleanup of contaminated land at Whittaker-Bermite winds down, cleanup of contaminated land at Lang Station appears to be ramping up.
Categories: Ecological News

Expert: Clear sustainability framework needed for advanced biofuels.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
If the EU wants to avoid a U-turn on advanced biofuels, then it has come up with a “clear and robust” sustainability framework that will provide policy certainty and investment security, biofuel expert Laura Buffet said in an interview.
Categories: Ecological News

How can health services keep pace with the rapid growth of cities?

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
Urbanisation is linked to a range of health issues; improving the health of people in cities is a central concern of government and international institutions.
Categories: Ecological News

Revealed: Thousands of children at London schools breathe toxic air.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
Tens of thousands of children at more than 800 schools, nurseries and colleges in London are being exposed to illegal levels of air pollution that risk causing lifelong health problems, the Guardian can disclose.
Categories: Ecological News

Dominion plan to store coal ash at Possum Point questioned.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
Most residents and environmental groups seek alternatives to capping power plant waste at Northern Virginia site.
Categories: Ecological News

VW exec arraigned on federal charges in Detroit.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
Oliver Schmidt, 48, a German national and VW’s former top emissions compliance manager for the United States, was arrested last month in Florida and has been in federal custody awaiting his first court appearance in Detroit, where the government’s criminal case is based.
Categories: Ecological News

City leaders briefed on cancer test lapse in January, but news was kept secret.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
Mecklenburg’s county manager briefed top elected officials in January on the delay in cervical cancer test notifications affecting nearly 200 women. But the lapse wasn’t made public until this week.
Categories: Ecological News

Groups cite updated study to claim groundwater flows from Duke Energy coal-ash ponds to Belmont wells.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
If correct, the would directly contradict repeated assurances from Duke Energy that ground water at the site flows away from nearby residential neighborhoods in Belmont.
Categories: Ecological News

Despite ‘activist fatigue,’ Chicago community addresses manganese.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
A group of Southeast Side residents and activists met Tuesday night to formulate a plan for confronting the latest threat of pollution in their community, one of Chicago’s most industrialized areas.
Categories: Ecological News

Landowners say EPA botched cleanup, now they want a shot.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Serge Myers laments not being able to garden in his backyard. Rob Phillips puzzles over why his 22 acres have been marked as an unblemished island surrounded by a sea of contamination.
Categories: Ecological News

Lead paint and asbestos being handled by unskilled painters: Industry.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
Australia's peak professional body for the painting industry has expressed serious concerns about tradespeople who have been issued qualifications to handle toxic materials without the requisite training.
Categories: Ecological News

CLF says legal action possible against Coakley Landfill Group.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
North Hampton, Greenland and Rye residents are worried chemicals leaching from the landfill will contaminate their drinking water wells.
Categories: Ecological News

Lead-safe law draws criticism.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
The possibility of changes to Toledo’s controversial lead-safe ordinance reopened floodgates of complaints opponents hurled Thursday at councilmen.
Categories: Ecological News

Food aid will help buy peace.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
The correlation between food security and national security is a direct one, as recent history shows.
Categories: Ecological News

Air pollution affects preterm birthrates globally, study finds.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:30
A pregnant woman's exposure to air pollution has adverse effects on her fetus, according to a new international study, with prolonged exposure associated with nearly 1 in 5 premature births globally.
Categories: Ecological News