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Toxins Leaking From 2nd Pipe At NC Coal Ash Dump By
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials said Tuesday that groundwater containing unsafe levels of arsenic apparently leaching from a Duke Energy coal ash dump is still pouring into the Dan River, which is already contaminated...
Chemical Spill Shuts Down Much Of W.Va. Capital By
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Schools and restaurants closed, grocery stores sold out of bottled water, and state legislators who had just started their session canceled the day’s business after a chemical spill in the Elk River in Charleston shut down much of the city...
Judge Rules Exxon Must Face Criminal Charges Fracking Waste Spill By
Exxon Mobil Corp. subsidiary XTO Energy will have to face criminal charges for allegedly dumping tens of thousands of gallons of hydraulic fracturing waste at a Marcellus Shale drilling site in 2010, according to a Pennsylvania judge’s ruling on Thursday. Following...
All Fracking Eyes On New York Court Of Appeals By
The fate of fracking in New York State rests in a decision soon to be made by the state’s Court of Appeals — one that will determine whether local governments have the authority to ban hydraulic fracturing within city and township limits. The decision will not only...
Mining Industry Targets America’s Cherished Boundary Waters By
Since 1964, more than 200,000 adventure enthusiasts a year from throughout the nation flock to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, a 150-mile stretch of untouched wilderness along the border that separates Minnesota and Canada. Now, in the midst of a renewed resource-extraction...
Study: Radioactive Waste Found Leaving Fracking Wastewater Facility By
A Duke University study released Oct. 2 is sounding the alarm over radioactive water stemming from allegedly defunct fracking wastewater treatment facilities. It’s the first study to directly link fracking and its wastewater to radioactive disposal, capable of contaminating...
North Carolina Officials Reject EPA Funds For Fracking Impact Study By
North Carolina’s mining and energy commissioners are in the midst of a fracking battle — and they’re winning. They’re arguing that the state’s regulations for clean water protection are over-the-top and unnecessary, all while corralling anti-fracking advocates...
New Orleans Area Drinking Water Contaminated With Brain-Eating Amoeba By
Correction: This article initially referred to St. Bernard Parish, La. as a “parish of New Orleans.” St. Bernard Parish is in fact a separate community bordering New Orleans to the southeast. A brain-eating amoeba responsible for the death of a 4-year-old boy...
Flooded Fracking Sites In Colorado Raise Contamination Concerns By
Colorado residents hit hard by flooding are calling attention to flooded fracking wells, raising contamination concerns from chemically laced fracking fluid as fracking wastewater tanks drift through flooded portions of the state. East Boulder County United, a resident-based...
FDA To Regulate Compounding Pharmacies By
After a deadly meningitis outbreak traced to a New England compounding pharmacy killed at least 50 Americans last year, the U.S. government is poised to step in and increase regulation of these niche facilities through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It could shake...