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Canada Clears Way for Ecuadorean Case Against Chevron Over ‘Amazon Chernobyl’

Canada’s Supreme Court has ruled that Ecuadorean villagers can go after Canadian assets of the U.S.-based oil company Chevron in one of the most bitterly contested environmental cases in history.

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Arsenic in California Wine

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400,000 Residents Affected in Toledo Water Emergency

Distribution centers and store shelves were emptied of bottled water after Ohio’s fourth-largest city told residents not to drink from its water supply, citing contamination by toxins possibly from algae on Lake Erie.

Posted on Aug 3, 2014 READ MORE

Freedom Water

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Lovely as a Tree

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The Trillion-Gallon Loophole: Lax Rules for Drillers That Inject Pollutants Into the Earth

Injection wells have proliferated over the past 60 years, in large part because they are the cheapest, most expedient way to manage hundreds of billions of gallons of industrial waste generated in the U.S. each year. Yet the dangers of injection are well known: In accidents dating to the 1960s, toxic materials have bubbled up to the surface or escaped, contaminating aquifers that store supplies of drinking water.

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 READ MORE

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TVA Plans Six Nuclear Reactors in Eastern Tennessee

Forget the international panic caused by Japan’s damaged and still-dangerous Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Officials of the Tennessee Valley Authority, a federally owned electric utility corporation, have signaled their intent to build six “mini” nuclear reactors on a vacant riverside lot in eastern Tennessee. (more)

Posted on Jun 18, 2011 READ MORE

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Food Safety Bill Stalls

If you need yet another example of how Washington just doesn’t quite work, a bill that aims to curb food contamination has stalled despite having broad bipartisan support, plus backing from President Obama and industry and consumer groups, and the fact that the House passed its version of the legislation more than a year ago.

Posted on Sep 18, 2010 READ MORE


Peanut Corp. in Hot Water With Texas Health Officials

Woe to Peanut Corporation of America: After running into trouble in Georgia in the recent salmonella outbreak, the peanut product manufacturer has now run afoul of Texas health authorities, who have ordered the company to recall all the products made in its Plainview plant.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009 READ MORE

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