Links to articles in today's press about environmental health. Many more links available today at www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org
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The millions of cubic metres of water that poured out of Mount Polley mine when the dam collapsed had failed provincial water quality guidelines for human and aquatic health in the past, according to the B.C. environment ministry.
A series of health meetings in eastern Kentucky exposed a surprising concern: Some people in the coal-producing region worry about potentially damaging health effects from mountaintop-removal mining, a health official said Tuesday.
Dozens of speakers converged on a Galena Park auditorium Tuesday to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule regarding emissions from refineries and petrochemical plants.
In this city east of Houston, petrochemical facilities are a common part of the landscape and a major engine for the local economy. But they can also be heavy emitters of what the Environmental Protection Agency labels “toxic air pollutants.”
A national epidemic has come to Florida. It is a silent threat, growing every day. Pollution contaminates our waters, poisons our fish and wildlife and increases our risk of cancer and other diseases. The culprit is coal ash.
Maine - and other Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states that are part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative - already caps its power plant greenhouse gas emissions. The Clean Power Plan will reinforce what we already do by raising the bar and the benefits.
We were dismayed by Twinkle Cavanaugh's appearance last week on Good Day Alabama, during which she voiced opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan. There is no question that the Clean Power Plan has substantial health benefits.
Health experts are questioning the Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan state officials for their handling of a Superfund site that is killing songbirds in yards, possibly leaving people at risk, too.
When Washington lobbyists fail to derail regulations proposed by federal agencies, they often find a receptive ear within the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, an arm of the White House Office of Management and Budget that conducts much of its business in secret.
The fate of one of the largest open-pit mines ever envisioned in the country may be in the hands of one man - U.S. EPA Region 10 Administrator Dennis McLerran.
The Environmental Protection Agency will regulate uses of trichloroethylene that pose health risks to workers or consumers unless companies voluntarily stop using the solvent or find ways to reduce exposures, according to a senior agency official.
Signs of two compounds turned up in mothers and children tested for a new study that shows how difficult it is for even the most diligent parents to avoid toxic chemicals added to furniture, toys, electronics and other household products.
Experts' report rejects economic boost of shale and insists jobs could be lost.
Wildfires and other types of fires involving plant matter play a much bigger role in climate change and human health than previously thought, according to a recent study.
The city of 50,000 people founded in 1970 to house workers from Chernobyl was the closest to the number four reactor and the most seriously affected by the historic explosion. The entire city was forced to evacuate and nearly 30 years later it sits frozen in time, a haunting reminder of the devastation.
Escaping summer in the cool, air-conditioned comfort of your home, the office or shopping malls is almost indescribably blissful some days. But just what are you breathing in? Up to five times the amount of pollution you would be taking in outside, according to air-quality professionals.