Environmental Health

"Asbestos Remains Legal Despite Fatal Illnesses Linked To It"

"Stephanie Harper of the North Texas city of Bonham was a daddy’s girl. When her father would come home from work — he was a handyman, a jack of all trades, doing auto mechanics, heating and cooling, anything — she’d grab him and hug him as hard as she could. 'I’d sit on his feet and grab his pants legs,' she remembers."

Source: San Antonion Express-News, 12/02/2014

"DuPont Plant in New Jersey Cited By OSHA Over Toxic Leak"

"Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials announced Monday that they have cited E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. for 11 alleged violations and proposed $120,300 in fines related to problems found after toxic chemicals leaked from a tanker truck in May and exposed workers to health risks at a Deepwater, N.J., plant that is one of DuPont's largest facilities in the United States."

Source: Houston Chronicle, 12/02/2014

"Advocates Hope Federal Coal Ash Rules Spur Oversight in Missouri"

"Missouri environmental advocates who have fought for stricter oversight of coal ash waste are eagerly awaiting the mid-December release of new federal rules that will require, for the first time, detailed data."

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/01/2014


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