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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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The Court’s TSCA decision is a much bigger win for public health than first meets the eye 16.11.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Robert Stockman is a Senior Attorney.  Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Yesterday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a landmark case involving a challenge to EPA’s so-called “framework rules” that lay out how it will implement core provisions of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) as amended in 2016 by the […]
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Editorial: Trump's EPA is trying to limit science in crafting new regulations 14.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A proposed EPA rule to require public release of data behind health studies would undermine the role of science in forming policy. That's dangerous.

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State hits Water Gremlin over new hazardous waste violations 6.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The maker of lead-based products has let the chemical TCE and used motor oil leak into soils under its White Bear Township building, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says. Other state regulators shut the plant last week over lead contamination concerns.
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EPA’s scientific peer reviewers don’t mince words in blasting its 1,4-dioxane and HBCD risk evaluations 5.11.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Late Friday is getting to be a popular time for the toxics office at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publicly release the peer review reports of its Scientific Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC). As EPA did for the Committee’s peer review report on the agency’s first draft […]
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Investigation: Lead in some Canadian water worse than Flint 4.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A yearlong investigation by more than 120 journalists tested lead exposure in 11 cities across Canada and found one-third exceeded the national safety guideline, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever were in Flint, Michigan.
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EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants 4.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday plans to relax rules that govern how power plants store waste from burning coal and release water containing toxic metals into nearby waterways, according to agency officials.
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How deep sleep may help the brain clear Alzheimer's toxins 3.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A study of the brains of people while sleeping sheds some light on the mysterious link between sleep problems and Alzheimer's disease. The flow of cerebrospinal fluid through the brain appears to be the key.
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Judge OK’s Water Gremlin reopening amid deal over lead cleanup 2.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The White Bear Township fishing tackle and battery components maker can reopen Tuesday now that state regulators and the company have a safety plan in place on lead contamination.
These Canadian janitors live to work 31.10.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Zaid Noorsumar Martin Echevarrieta finishes his eight-and-a-half-hour janitorial shift around 4 p.m. at a residential building in Toronto's North York area. The 39-year-old is in charge of cleaning 22 floors, and takes pride in standing up to the rigours of the job. When initially recommended for the position two years ago, he was told that the employer wanted someone responsible who could handle the workload. "I said, 'Why not?' Plus they give me good benefits plus a little more money [than my previous job]. But it's what I like. I like to work," he says, in his customary soft-spoken manner. The management trusts him now, he says, crediting his strong work ethic. One day, he hopes to be promoted to superintendent. After about a minute's drive, Echevarrieta unites daily with his old friend, Enrique Turnainsky, 63. The older of the two Hispanic men also finishes his cleaning shift around the same time.  But they're not headed home, or meeting for an after-work drink at a bar or café.  From 5:30 until ...
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Judge keeps Water Gremlin closed as company responds to lead threat 31.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A Ramsey County judge on Thursday agreed to keep the White Bear Township fishing tackle and battery component maker shuttered for another day as executives try to work out a plan with the state to address lead poisoning.
Water Gremlin, state meet in Ramsey County court over closure of the plant 31.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The White Bear Township company makes car battery terminals and fishing weights out of lead. Lead can be difficult to control without a strict program that workers and management follow, industry experts say.
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Environmentalists push Minnesota to ban lead bullets, tackle over health concerns 31.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
“We all know that lead is bad for people, it’s bad for wildlife. It’s just not something that should be voluntarily introduced to our environment by hunters and fishermen and others,” the petition author says.
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Red Alert: 3 Strategies for Reducing Toxic Ozone Pollution 30.10.2019 THE CITY FIX
High up in the stratosphere, naturally occurring ozone reflects solar radiation back into space, protecting people and the planet from harmful ultraviolet rays. But closer to Earth’s surface, rising ozone levels – formed when pollutants from a wide range of sources react ...
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Policast: The state shuts down a manufacturer over lead poisoning concerns 29.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The state shuts down a manufacturer over lead poisoning concerns; finding workers for the census
MPR News AM Update: Metro plant closed over lead poisoning 29.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Plus state lawmakers crack down on vaping and ski season arrives in Minnesota.
Minnesota moves to shut Water Gremlin over lead health threat 28.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Two state agencies have ordered the shutdown of the White Bear Township fishing tackle and battery component maker after the children of employees were found to have dangerous levels of lead in their blood.
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Red Alert: 3 Strategies for Reducing Toxic Ozone Pollution 28.10.2019 WRI Stories
Red Alert: 3 Strategies for Reducing Toxic Ozone Pollution Comments|Add Comment|PrintSmog in Shanghai. Photo by BriYYZ/flickr High up in the stratosphere, naturally occurring ozone reflects solar radiation back into space, protecting people and the planet from harmful ultraviolet rays. But closer to Earth’s surface, rising ozone levels – formed when pollutants from a wide range of sources react with each other – blanket cities in smog. Today, most of the global population breathes unhealthy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Thirty months after fatal Firestone blast, Colorado’s widening web of underground pipelines still not fully mapped 27.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado leaders promised back in 2017 that they'd do all they could to make sure a tragedy like the Firestone home explosion never happens again. They promised comprehensive public pipeline maps and better inspections to detect leaks along underground lines. But that still hasn't been done.
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Here's what you can (and can't) do about PFAS contamination in your water 23.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Toxic chemicals linked to cancer have been found in dozens of California water systems. Here are some often-asked questions residents have about how to limit their exposure and reduce the level of PFAS in their tap water.

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