Toxics

Washington State Limits Copper and Zinc in Industrial Discharges

  OLYMPIA, Washington, October 23, 2009 (ENS) – The Washington Department of Ecology Wednesday placed new limits on pollution in stormwater runoff from industrial facilities, affecting some 1,200 permitted facilities across the state. Changes...

 

‘Crude,’ the Film, Explores Oil Giants’ Crude Conduct in Ecuador

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 22, 2009 (ENS) – The acclaimed documentary film “Crude,” which details the 16-year struggle of indigenous peoples in Ecuador’s Amazon to hold Chevron legally accountable for contamination...

 

Conservationists Campaign to Save Alaska’s Bristol Bay From Giant Mine

  LOS ANGELES, California, October 14, 2009 (ENS) – The Natural Resources Defense Council is mounting a new campaign to save Alaska’s Bristol Bay, the world’s most productive salmon fishery, from the development of Pebble...

 

China’s Lead Smelters Poison Hundreds of Children

  BEIJING, China, October 14, 2009 (ENS) – Blood tests on 968 children in China’s largest lead smelting area have shown “excessive lead levels,” the official Chinese news agency Xinhua said Tuesday. Jiyuan City in...

 

Utah Man Jailed 20 Years for Environmental, Firearms Crimes

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 14, 2009 (ENS) – A criminal case that began in 2004 when a man dumped toxic chemicals down the drain in West Bountiful, Utah ended today when he was sentenced to 20 years in prison in a Key West, Florida...

 

U.S. EPA Probes Herbicide Atrazine for Human Health Threats

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 8, 2009 (ENS) – The commonly used weed killer atrazine will undergo a new comprehensive evaluation to determine its effects – first on humans and later on amphibians and aquatic ecosystems, the U.S....

 

Sulfur Dioxide Emissions Cost Fertilizer Giant $32.4 Million

  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, October 5, 2009 (ENS) – Mosaic Fertilizer will spend $30 million on air pollution controls to eliminate harmful emissions from sulfuric acid production plants in Uncle Sam, Louisiana and Mulberry, Florida,...

 

EPA Will Spend $50 Million to Cap Toxic California Seabed

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 5, 2009 (ENS) – A $50 million plan to protect the public from contaminated sediment off the coast of Los Angeles was detailed today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Offshore of the...

 

Obama Administration Backs Overhaul of Toxic Chemicals Law

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 2, 2009 (ENS) – Principles to guide Congress in writing a new chemical risk management law that will fix weaknesses in the current law, were announced by U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on Tuesday. Legislation...

 
 
 
 

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