Chemicals

EPA Won't Require Industry To Guarantee Funding For Toxic Waste Cleanups

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is declining to require oil and gas, coal, chemical and mining companies to have insurance to cover major spills and accidents."

Source: The Hill, 11/27/2020

"Pet Flea Treatments Poisoning Rivers Across England, Scientists Find"

"Highly toxic insecticides used on cats and dogs to kill fleas are poisoning rivers across England, a study has revealed. The discovery is “extremely concerning” for water insects, and the fish and birds that depend on them, the scientists said, who expect significant environmental damage is being done."

Source: Guardian, 11/18/2020

"Shingle Mountain"

"Marsha Jackson didn’t go to the mountain. The mountain came to her. ... The mountain is human-made — an environmental nightmare of discarded roofing shingles stretching more than a city block. Even though it’s an illegal toxic waste dump on the edge of a neighborhood, it took months of pressure to get city officials to even acknowledge its existence and finally make plans to take it down."

Source: Washington Post, 11/18/2020

Global Treaty To Tackle Plastic Pollution Gains Steam Without US and UK

"Support is growing internationally for a new global treaty to tackle the plastic pollution crisis, it has emerged, though so far without the two biggest per capita waste producers – the US and the UK – which have yet to signal their participation."

Source: Guardian, 11/17/2020

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