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EPA and St. Louis residents work together on effort to clean up former chemical plant
Thursday May 17th 2018, 11:51 PM


In 1973, a plant owned by Velsicol Chemical made a mistake and shipped a toxic flame retardant chemical, PBB, to a livestock feed plant. It took about a year to discover the accident. Meanwhile, millions of Michiganders ate contaminated beef, chicken, pork, milk, and eggs.

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South Africa to send plastic pollution packing
Thursday May 17th 2018, 11:42 PM

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa announced an “ambitious new strategy”, the Source to Sea initiative, to combat plastic pollution.

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Previous GMO mosquito project’s success may have been overstated, emails reveal
Thursday May 17th 2018, 11:38 PM

British biotech company Oxitec said its release of GMO aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands reduced the naturally occurring mosquito population by 62 percent in the project area. Emails reveal Cayman officials disputed that figure.

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MEPs launch new investigation into glyphosate and herbicides
Thursday May 17th 2018, 11:28 PM

The much-maligned weedkiller, glyphosate, is back in the news, as MEPs launch a report into its health effects and an inquiry into the EU’s overall pesticides authorisation system.

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Canadian salmon firm admits using lobster-killing pesticide near Maine border
Thursday May 17th 2018, 11:17 PM

For the second time in five years, a Canadian salmon aquaculture firm has admitted in a New Brunswick courtroom to illegally using a pesticide known to kill lobsters for treating salmon off an island that abuts the Maine border.

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CA: Department of Pesticide Regulation receives poor grades on report
Thursday May 17th 2018, 11:13 PM

The California agency responsible for regulating the pesticide industry received poor grades from an environmental issues coalition.

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MN officials attack ‘dangerous’ EPA transparency rule
Thursday May 17th 2018, 11:07 PM

The heads of two Minnesota state agencies have expressed fierce opposition to a proposal from the U.S. EPA to restrict the type of scientific research it uses to set regulations, including public data used to study safe dietary levels for mercury in fish.

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2 gallons of radioactive nuclear waste done, 56M gallons to go
Thursday May 17th 2018, 10:55 PM

Researchers in Richland have done what the $17 billion vitrification plant at Hanford is intended to do — turn radioactive waste into a solid glass form.

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Yet another town is dealing with lead contamination
Thursday May 17th 2018, 10:52 PM

Towns across northwest Indiana are finding alarming amounts of lead in their soil.

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Firm to pay $60 million to settle California lead paint litigation
Thursday May 17th 2018, 10:48 PM

A lead paint manufacturer will pay more than $60 million to remove the toxic material from homes around California.

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West Virginia: Unidentified liquid, solid found in unit underground
Thursday May 17th 2018, 10:34 PM

Sen. Joe Manchin is urging officials from the Department of Health and Human Services and the EPA to provide resources to Minden, a Fayette County town that is contaminated by PCBs and where residents report high cancer rates.

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This startup wants babies around the globe to have safer skincare
Thursday May 17th 2018, 10:23 PM

Evereden products are formulated with input from Stanford and Harvard doctors.

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