Under strong pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it will move ahead this year with a process that could lead to setting a safety threshold for a group of highly toxic chemicals in drinking water.
By John Flesher, Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
Forty years ago this week, President Jimmy Carter declared Love Canal a national health emergency when the small community near Niagara Falls, New York, learned that their homes and school were built on 22,000 tons of chemicals. Today, many residents…
By Megan Thompson, Mori Rothman, Michael D. Regan
In 1980, the Congress approved the Superfund program, generating money to clean up the country’s most hazardous toxic sites by imposing a tax on industries that polluted the most. Since 2000, the program’s purchasing power has declined by 40 percent…
By PBS NewsHour
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a group of homeowners in North Carolina can't sue a company that contaminated their drinking water decades ago because a state deadline has lapsed, a decision that could prevent thousands of other…
By Sam Hananel, Associated Press
NewsHour special correspondent Jeffrey Kaye reports on workers' rights in China.
As the oil cleanup along the Gulf Coast continues, Betty Ann Bowser reports on the health worries related to the ongoing oil disaster that are arising for some coastal residents and cleanup workers.
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