"The Pentagon and the defense industry is lobbying the White House to prevent U.S. EPA from tightening a health advisory for a rocket-fuel chemical."
"A study released this week by researchers at the University of Cincinnati says that exposure to bisphenol A may increase heart disease in women."
US EPA and Army Corps of Engineers say they "cannot make the list of 'high hazard' coal ash impoundment sites public," even though risk to communities exists -- like the December 2008 pond failure at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Tennessee.
"As their attorneys shuffle between four similar lawsuits that allege the Walt Disney Co. has for decades contaminated groundwater with cancer-causing chromium 6 and other toxic chemicals, stories of ill health from the plaintiffs are beginning to emerge."
A National Research Council report says it may be impossible to know whether contaminated drinking water at the Camp Lejeune Marine base caused birth defects and illness among people seeking $33.9 billion in claims.
"The United States and Mexico might consider emulating Canada when it comes to public reporting of industrial pollutants that are released into the air or water or transferred for disposal or recycling, suggests a new report."
Scientists this week will present papers detailing new harmful effects of bisphenol A (BPA), an estrogen-mimicking chemical used in baby bottles and many food cans.