Environmental Health

"EPA Denies Pledge to ‘Cancer Alley’ Communities on Chemical Risks"

"U.S. Gulf Coast communities got no assurance from the EPA that the agency’s second round of chemical risk evaluations will examine whether the groups’ particularly high exposures put them at high risk for asthma, cancer, or other diseases."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 09/07/2020

California Temperatures Break Records, Wildfires Rage

"A record-smashing heat wave sent temperatures in areas across the Bay Area well over 100 degrees Sunday, choking the region with the smoke of weeks’ worth of wildfires and putting more than 2 million customers under the threat of rolling blackouts as the state’s energy grid neared capacity."

Source: San Jose Mercury News, 09/07/2020

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