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Baby care, courtesy of the EPA | The Daily Press
April 25. 2011


I never let my daughter have a tuna fish sandwich

It's not that I'm a food purist. She had her share of peanut butter sandwiches larded with fat and ham laced with nitrate. But I drew the line at tuna fish.

That's because I was thinking ahead, to the possibility that one day there might be grandbabies. And when you think about babies, you don't want to have to think about neurological damage.

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Governor to EPA: Water guidelines aren’t necessary here | The Miami Herald
April 22. 2011


TALLAHASSEE -- The day after the Florida House passed a bill to ban implementation of water quality standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday asked the agency to rescind a January 2009 determination that the federal rules are necessary for Florida.

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Amazon Forest and the Price of Gold | US News
April 22. 2011


(ISNS)—Ellen Silbergeld keeps the price of gold posted on the door to her office at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. The price is now at a record high (better than $1,500 an ounce) and Silbergeld, professor at Hopkins and editor-in-chief of the journal Environmental Research knows that is really bad news for the Amazon.

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Japan Nuke Plant Starts Pumping Out Radioactive Water | Fox News
April 19. 2011


TOKYO – The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant began pumping highly radioactive water Tuesday from the basement of one of its buildings to a makeshift storage area in a crucial step toward easing the nuclear crisis.

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Asia must plan for the safe disposal of industrial poisons | CNN News
April 19. 2011


GERMANY - Police turn a water cannon on 6,000 demonstrators trying to block a rail shipment of radioactive wastes on the last leg of its journey to a storage site. The operation, which involves the deployment of 30,000 officers nationwide, costs nearly $40 million. In Seoul, South Korea, another agitated group fills the streets to protest a deal to bury in underground caves in North Korea 60,000 barrels of low-level nuclear waste produced in Taiwan. In Thailand, some 100 villagers at Ban Don Bay, 550 km south of Bangkok, rally in front of provincial government offices. Their oyster farms, they complain, have been destroyed by toxic waste water from nearby factories.

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BP defaulting on debt to people of the Gulf | CNN News
April 19. 2011


Buras, Louisiana - I've been a fishing guide in the waters of the Louisiana bayou for more than 30 years. This special place along the Gulf of Mexico is a national treasure, a place where you could cast a rod out into the warm waters and pull out a red fish or speckled trout like snapping your fingers.

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For schoolchildren, where's the water? | CNN News
April 18. 2011


(CNN) -- When 12-year-old Mason went to lunch each day last year, he could choose between orange juice and milk, but he couldn't get a cup of water.

Like many public schools, his doesn't provide cups. To have free water with his lunch, Mason would have to wait in line at a water fountain shared by hundreds of other middle-school students and take a few sips of water before returning to eat.

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Carcinogens injected into wells, Democrats say | LA Times
April 17. 2011


Washington - Millions of gallons of potentially hazardous chemicals and known carcinogens were injected into wells by leading oil and gas service companies from 2005 to 2009, a report by three House Democrats said Saturday.

The report said 29 of the chemicals were known or suspected human carcinogens. They were either regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act as risks to human health or listed as hazardous air pollutants under the Clean Air Act.

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5 cheap ways to save 1,000 gallons of water | CNN News
April 16. 2011


(MNN) -- It's been said so many times, it has become cliché: water is our most precious resource.

The world's population tripled during the 20th century, and water use increased at twice that rate. The general trend toward urbanization has stressed groundwater supplies to the breaking point.

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Senators Question Safety of Water Used in Gas Drilling | New York Times
April 12. 2011


Several Democratic senators said Tuesday that the Environmental Protection Agency should step up regulation of the natural gas industry because they are concerned that toxic chemicals used in drilling could enter the public water supply.

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Flying drone peers into Japan's damaged reactors | CNN News
April 10. 2011


Tokyo - Engineers used a flying drone to peer into the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Sunday as the crisis spurred more than 2,000 people to march against nuclear energy in Tokyo.

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Better Cleanup Planned at Former Chrome Plant | New YorkTimes
April 5. 2011


JERSEY CITY — Some 25 years ago, Ellen Wright was driving home through her neighborhood of single-family wood-frame houses here when she noticed that the streets were slick with “green water.”

“It was a terrible thing,” said Mrs. Wright, now 77, recalling her unease.

The liquid turned out to be runoff from the site of a former chrome production plant that operated for decades in Jersey City in Hudson County, once a major center for the nation’s chromium ore processing and manufacturing industry. Residents like Mrs. Wright, who were already organizing through their churches to demand better police protection and other basic community services, decided to take on the polluters.

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L.A. County responsible for polluted runoff that flows into sea, appellate panel rules | LA Times
March 11. 2011


In a victory for environmental groups, a federal appeals court panel has found Los Angeles County and the county flood control district responsible for discharging polluted storm runoff that flows down the Los Angeles and San Gabriel rivers to the Pacific Ocean.

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TVA fined $11.5 million in sludge spill | CNN News
June 14. 2010


Tennessee - State officials slapped the Tennessee Valley Authority with $11.5 million in fines Monday for a massive coal sludge spill in December 2008.

The state Department of Environment and Conservation imposed the penalties after determining that the billion-gallon spill violated state clean-water and solid waste disposal laws.

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5 reasons not to drink bottled water | MNN
March 15. 2010


Bottled water is healthy water — or so marketers would have us believe. Just look at the labels or the bottled water ads: deep, pristine pools of spring water; majestic alpine peaks; healthy, active people gulping down icy bottled water between biking in the park and a trip to the yoga studio.

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