New Jersey authorities said Wednesday they're working with federal officials to determine how widespread lead in Newark's drinking water might be, as the city handed out bottled water to residents for the third day in a row.
By David Porter, Associated Press
An appeals court in 2017 affirmed that lead paint is a public nuisance but ruled that the companies only would have to pay for cleaning up homes built before 1951, leading to the settlement.
By Don Thompson, Associated Press
The stunning decision came more than three years — and millions of dollars — after authorities began examining the roots of the scandal that left Flint's water system tainted with lead.
By Ed White, Associated Press
Officials say the first golden eagle in Yellowstone National Park to be fitted with a tracking device has died. Scientists suspect the adult female may have eaten carrion containing lead bullet fragments.
By Associated Press
The Flint, Michigan, lead contamination disaster in 2015 raised awareness about the dangers of unsafe water. A new documentary, “Troubled Water,” created by journalism students at Arizona State University, explores how communities around the nation are affected, and how grassroots…
By PBS NewsHour
Flint, Michigan’s superintendent is leading a comprehensive effort to mitigate the effects of lead on his students. Since alarmingly high levels of lead were found two years ago, the school district taken several measures to ensure the crisis wouldn't stand…
By Erica R. Hendry, Iman Smith, Joshua Barajas
We’re taking a break from politics to look at these five important stories that were overrun by last week’s news cycle.
Children in 29 California neighborhoods have been exposed to high levels of lead poisoning that rival those of Flint, Michigan, according to data Reuters obtained from the California Department of Public Health.
By Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News
The report comes as the state’s workplace health and safety agency, Cal/OSHA, is considering a major update of safety standards for workplace lead exposure for the first time in decades.
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