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"Minnesota Releases List of 1,755 Harmful Chemicals"

"The Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday released a list of hundreds of chemicals that pose a potential health risk. The state's list includes 1,755 substances, among them lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium. But it also includes many other organic chemicals that include pesticides, flame retardants, dyes and other chemicals used in industry or found in consumer products."

Source: Minn. Pub. Radio, 07/02/2010

EPA Lists Counties Likely To Violate Lead Standard

Counties, currently in 12 states with more likely to be added next year as a result of new lead monitors, must take steps within five years to meet the standard.

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Detroit: "Dangerous Levels of E. Coli Found in Waterways"

"More than 3.5 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage and industrial waste were dumped into metro Detroit lakes, rivers and streams because of heavy rains during the past month, leading to beach closures and high levels of contamination at the start of the swimming season."

Source: Detroit Free Press, 06/14/2010

15 States Get More Federal Recreational Trails

The National Trails system, already stretching more than 12,500 miles, expands with the addition of 31 more trails totalling 716 miles.

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