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29 DECEMBER 03, Issue 349
In this issue:
SPILL
"Nearly 200 Dead in Chinese Gas Explosion." Washington Post, 26 December 03, A1. "China Gas Well Sealed; Death Zone Covers 10 Square Miles." Honolulu Advertiser, 27 December 03, A3. "Gas Well Sealed in China as Grisly Accounts Emerge." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 27 December 03, A8.
"Accident Backs Up Freeway for Miles." Los Angeles Times, 24 December 03.
LIABILITY
"Judges Give Nod to Martinez Lawsuit." San Francisco Chronicle, 25 December 03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"Court Blocks Bush Clean Air Act Changes." Associated Press, 23 December 03.
"New Motorcycle Emission Standards Set." Associated Press, 23 December 03.
STRESS
"Stress Found to Weaken Resistance to Illness." Washington Post, 22 December 03, A12.
BIOMONITORING
"Pollutant Test on People Stirs Fears Over Chemical Exposure." Associated Press, 26 December 03. "Tests Measure Pollutants in Humans." Honolulu Advertiser, 26 December 03, A15. "Biomonitoring Detectss Pollution in Humans." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 26 December 03, A2.
WORKPLACE FATALITIES
"U.S. Rarely Seeks Charges for Deaths in Workplace." New York Times, 22 December 03.
"California Leads in Making Employer Pay for Job Deaths." New York Times, 23 December 03.
22 DECEMBER 03, Issue 348
In this issue:
SPILL
"Report Analyzes Impact of 1989 Oil Spill." Associated Press, 19 December 03. "Study Finds Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Harmed Environment for Decade." Honolulu Advertiser, 19 December 03, A6. "
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"EPA Battles Co. Over River Pollution." Associated Press, 15 December 03.
CLEAN WATER ACT
"EPA Scraps Changes To Clean Water Act." Washington Post, 17 December 03, A20.
"EPA Orders SoCal Seven-Up Bottling Facility to Reduce Discharge into River." Associated Press, 18 December 03.
MERCURY
"EPA Issues New Rule for Mercury." Washington Post, 20 December 03, A7.
CRIMINAL LIABILITY
"Pipe Co. Charged With Dangerous Workplace."Associated Press, 15 December 03.
15 DECEMBER 03, Issue 347
In this issue:
SPILL
"Nigeria Orders Exxon Mobil to Pay $9.6M." Associated Press, 8 December 03.
SUPERFUND
"Judge Kills Suit Seeking Toxic Survey." San Francisco Chronicle, 12 December 03. "Judge Tosses Out Lawsuit Over Former US Bases." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 12 December 03, A1, A2.
RADIOACTIVE WASTE
"EPA Rejects Pleas of Lab Neighbors." Los Angeles Times, 12 December 03.
UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
"Gas-Station Owner Gets Final OK to Clean Up 2001 Spill." Chicago Tribune. 8 December 03.
CLEAN AIR
"Bill Would Tighten Emission Rules on Power Plants." Washington Post, 11 December 03, VA3.
"Report Cites 10 States' Mercury Pollution." Washington Post, 10 December 03, A2.
MERCURY
"FDA Advisers Urge More Explicit Fish Safety Advice." Associated Press, 11 December 03. "FDA to Warn of Mercury in Tuna." Honolulu Advertiser, 11 December 03, A3.
COMPLIANCE
"EPA: Fewer Polluter-Paid Improvements." Associated Press, 11 December 03.
MACHINE GUARDING / LOCKOUT TAGOUT
"Fatal accident prompts OSHA inquiry at plant." Chicago Tribune, 9 December 03.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"Early Exposure to Chemicals May Boost Risk of Asthma." Los Angeles Times, 12 December 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Firm Has 30 Days to Get Rid of Tons of Medical Waste." Honolulu Advertiser, 13 December 03, B1. "Medical Waste Site Raises Concern." Honolulu Advertiser, 12 December 03, A1, A2.
"EPA Actions Increase by 67%." Honolulu Advertiser, 12 December 03, B3.
"Cruise Lines Admit Pollution Violations." Honolulu Advertiser, 12 December 03, C1.
08 DECEMBER 03, Issue 346
In this issue:
SPILL
"Fuel Spill Off S.I. Fouls Sea Gate." New York Times, 3 December 3, 2003.
"Burst Pipeline Spews Oil onto Tracy Farm." San Francisco Chronicle, 6 December 03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"EPA Proposes New Clean Air Requirements." Associated Press, 4 December 03.
ASBESTOS
"Asbestos Cleanup Widens to 2nd Mont. Town." Associated Press, 5 December 03.
GREASE
"Grease-Dump Case Leads to Indictments." San Francisco Chronicle, 2 December 03.
MERCURY
"EPA Aims to Change Pollution Rules." Washington Post, 5 December, A2. "White House Seeks to Ease Rules on Mercury." Honolulu Advertiser, 3 December 03, A10. "EPA Plans New Rules to Fight Air Pollution." Honolulu Advertiser, 5 December 03, A9.
MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE
"Court Says DuPont not Required to Pay for Medical Monitoring." Associated Press, 5 December 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Navy Project Gives Soil Fresh Start." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 30 November 03, A18.
01 DECEMBER 03, Issue 345
In this issue:
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Defunct Uranium Mine Continues to Contaminate Indian Reservation." Associated Press, 28 November 03.
CLEAN WATER ACT
"House Members Urge Bush on Clean Water." Associated Press, 25 November 03.
"Company Pleads Guilty to Dumping Chromium." Los Angeles Times, 29 November 03.
ASBESTOS
"Asbestos Removal Finished at School." Los Angeles Times, 28 November 03.
GREASE
"City Seeks Source of Spills." Los Angeles Times, 29 November 03.
MERCURY
"Survey Finds Mercury in 4 Species at Markets in Bay Area." San Francisco Chronicle, 23 November 03.
UNEXPLODED ORDINANCE
"Experts to Sweep O.C. Park for Old Bombs." Los Angeles Times, 29 November 03.
AIR MONITORING
"New Machine Can Detect Drugs Like Dogs." Associated Press, 24 November 03.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
"Fatalities on Power Lines Draw Scrutiny." Chicago Tribune, 23 November 03.
SICK BUILDING SYNDROME
"Study Finds UV Works To Treat 'Sick Buildings'." Washington Post, 28 November 03, A3. "UV Lamps in Office Ventilation Systems Could Reduce Workers Sickness." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 28 November 03, A2. "Ultraviolet Light Kills Bacteria in 'Sick' Buildings." Honolulu Advertiser, 28 November 03, A3.
HUMAN TESTING
"Survivor of Nazi Experiments Files Suit." New York Times, 27 November 03.
TOXICOLOGY
"Jet Fuel chemicals Detected in Fallon Tree Samples." Associated Press, 27 November 03.
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24 NOVEMBER 03, Issue 344
In this issue:
SPILL
"Spaniards Plan Oil Spill Demonstrations." Associated Press, 13 November 03.
TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY
"EPA Seeks Middle Ground in Toxic-Release Reporting." Washington Post, 18 November 03, E1.
NUCLEAR WASTE
"EPA Plan Would Ease Rules on Nuke Waste." Associated Press, 17 November 03.
CHEMICAL WEAPONS
"Army Chemical-Weapons Depot Destroys Final Nerve-Gas Missile." Associated Press, 19 November 03.
CLEAN AIR
"California Keeps Small - Engine Smog Rules." Associated Press, 22 November 03.
"Coal-Plant Proposal Faces New Challenge." Chicago Tribune, 8 November 03.
HAZMAT TRANSPORTATION
"U.S. Plans to Toughen Rules for Cargo Shipping Industry." New York Times, 18 November 03.
ARSENIC
"Treated Wood Poses Cancer Risk to Kids." Washington Post, 14 November 03, A11.
MTBE
"Gas Additive Debate Blocks Energy Bill." Associated Press, 23 November 03.
WORKER SAFETY
"OSHA Fines Tyler Pipe $17K for Violations." Associated Press, 12 November 03.
NUISANCE ODORS
"Ohio Egg Producer Shutting Down Barns." Associated Press, 20 November 03.
10 NOVEMBER 03, Issue 343
In this issue:
SUPERFUND
"EPA: Superfund Cleanup Finishes Decline." Associated Press, 4 November03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"EPA Reviews Air Pollution Investigations." Associated Press, 6 November 03. "EPA to Let 50 Suspected Polluters Off the Hook." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 6 November 03, A10.
CLEAN WATER ACT
"Rule Drafted That Would Dilute the Clean Water Act." Los Angeles Times, 6 November 03.
ARSENIC
"CPSC Rejects Immediate Ban on Arsenic-Treated Playground Equipment." Associated Press, 4 November 03.
MERCURY
"Mercury Rules Work, Study Finds." Washington Post, 6 November 03, A10.
RIGHT TO KNOW
"Ex-IBM Worker Testifies About Chemicals." Associated Press, 5 November 03.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN CHINA
"Toxins Are Part of Cost of Boom in China's Exports." New York Times, 4 November 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Johnston Atoll: The End of an Era." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 6 November 03, A1, A6. "Johnston Island Disposal Workers Mark End of Era." Honolulu Advertiser, 4 November 03, B2.
"Navy Says Kahoolawe Work Done." Honolulu Advertiser, 7 November 03, B1, B2. "Navy's Kahoolawe Cleanup Nears Finish." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 7 November 03, A3.
"City has Paid $280,000 So Far to Satisfy EPA." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 6 November 03, A9.
03 NOVEMBER 03, Issue 342
In this issue:
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Arco Agrees to Test for Uranium at Old Nevada Copper Mine." Associated Press, 30 October 03.
CLANDESTINE LABS
"Explosion Uncovers Meth Lab in Alabama." Associated Press, 31 October 03.
ATRAZINE
"Regulators to Let Maker Test Chemical Levels." Los Angeles Times, 1 November 03.
PERCHLORATES
"EPA, Air Force Differ on Perchlorate Risks in Drinking Water." Associated Press, 28 October 03.
CHEMICAL SUBSTITUTION
"Firm, U.S. in talks to replace flame retardant chemicals." Chicago Tribune, 31 October 03.
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE
"Doctors: Most 9-11 Workers Still Ailing." Associated Press, 29 October 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Land to be Taken Off EPA List." Honolulu Advertiser, 31 October 03, B3.
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27 OCTOBER 03, Issue 341
In this issue:
CLEAN AIR ACT
"2 Studies Contradict EPA on New Rules." Associated Press, 23 October 03.
GREEN HOUSE GASES
"States Try to Force EPA to Regulate CO2." Associated Press, 23 October 03.
DEHP
"Cal-EPA to pass rule on chemical used in plastics." San Francisco Chronicle, 21 October 03.
MERCURY
"EPA and FDA Plan Mercury Standards for Fish." Associated Press, 21 October 03.
MINING SAFETY
"Accidents in China's Mines and Factories Kill 11,400 People in Nine Months." Associated Press, 22 October 03.
AND LOCALLY
"EPA Sets $115,000 Fine for Hilo Firm." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 24 October 03, A4.
20 OCTOBER 03, Issue 340
In this issue:
SPILL
"Hundreds Flee Ammonia Leak in Conn." Associated Press, 14 October 03.
"Chemical Leak Shuts Alameda Apartment." San Francisco Chronicle, 17 October 03.
WETLANDS PROTECTION
Vail Resorts Fined $80,100 for Violating Wetlands Law in Developing New Ski Terrain." Associated Press, 18 October 03.
CHEMICAL SUBSTITUTION
"Safety Officials Oppose Ban on Arsenic-Treated Playground Equipment." Associated Press, 14 October 03.
ATRAZINE
"Group: EPA Didn't Study Atrazine, Cancer." Associated Press, 14 October 03.
DIESEL
"Diesel school buses double pollution exposure." San Francisco Chronicle, 16 October 03.
DIOXIN
"Farm Dioxins Won't Be Monitored." Washington Post, 18 October 03, A10.
ERGONOMICS
"OSHA Makes No Bones About Ergonomics." Washington Post, 14 October 03, E1.
FALL PROTECTION
"Disney Fined in Death of Worker." Los Angeles Times, 16 October 03.
CRIMINAL LIABILITY
"Minden Plant Owner Under New Orders After Fatal Aerosol Blast." Associated Press, 14 October 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Chevron to Reduce Emissions at Refinery as Part of Settlement." Honolulu Advertiser, 17 October 03, B4. "Chevron to Boost Pollution Controls." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 17 October 03, A1, A8.
"How to Find the Right Occupatioal Safety Professional." Pacific Business News, 17 October 03, 20.
13 OCTOBER 03, Issue 339
In this issue:
SPILL
"Mercury Detected in 3 More Homes." Washington Post, 10 October 03, B1.
SUPERFUND
"EPA settles Superfund case." Associated Press, 7 October 03.
"Chemical Company Agrees to Pay $4.5 Million to Clean Water Supply."Associated Press, 8 October 03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"Ex-EPA Officials Question Clean Air Suits." Washington Post, 10 October 03, A14.
"EPA Prepares to Return Air Permitting Program to California." Associated Press, 10 October 03.
CLEAN AIR
"Children with Asthma Suffer Even When Air Is 'Good,' Study Finds." Reuters, 8 October 03.
ASBESTOS
"Former Plant Workers Warned of Asbestos Danger." Associated Press, 7 October 03.
MERCURY
"EPA to Let Dental Industry Regulate Itself to Decreased Mercury Levels in Wastewater." Associated Press, 8 October 03.
MTBE
"N.H. Sues 22 Oil Cos. Over Gas Additive." Associated Press, 6 October 03.
WORKER EXPOSURE
"OSHA Accused Of Neglecting Employees' Health." Washington Post, 10 October 03, A25.
WORKER PROTECTION
"Workers Say Production Still Comes First at Foundry With History of Dangers." Associated Press, 7 October 03.
HEARING CONSERVATION
"Scientists Seeking Pill to Cut Hearing Loss from Noise." Associated Press, 11 October 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Decaying USS Arizona Causes Concern." Honolulu Advertiser, 7 October 03, A6.
06 OCTOBER 03, Issue 338
In this issue:
SPILL
"Crews Battle Japanese Oil Refinery Fire." Associated Press, 29 September 03.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION
"Feds Crack Down on Hazardous Cargo." Associated Press, 30 September 03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"California Plans Suit Against Federal EPA." Associated Press, 3 October 03.
CLEAN AIR
"EPA to Issue Air Quality Alerts Online." Associated Press, 30 September 03.
PERMITTING
"Alltel Agrees to $1 Million EPA Penalty." Associated Press, 2 October 03.
MERCURY
"Mercury Is Stolen, Spread at Ballou High." Washington Post, 3 October 03, B5.
PCBS
"Two Companies Agree to Help Pay for Cleaning PCBs from Fox River." Associated Press, 1 October 03.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"Workers in Toxins Case Face 7-Year Wait." Associated Press, 1 October 03.
"Japan Compensates Poison Gas Victims." Associated Press, 29 September 03.
"Workers Who Say IBM Exposed Them to Carcinogens Can Sue." Associated Press, 1 October 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Crane Law Costing Time and Money." Pacific Business News, 3 October 03,1, 51.
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29 SEPTEMBER 03, Issue 337
In this issue:
SPILL
"Navy Waste Spill Cleaned Up in Bay." Los Angeles Times, 25 September 03.
"Gasoline spill shuts down L.A. street near Interstate 405." Associated Press, 27 September 03.
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
"Study Finds Net Gain From Pollution Rules." Washington Post, 27 September 03, A1. "Clean Air Rules Found Viable." Honolulu Advertiser, 27 September 03, A3.
TOXICOLOGY
"Court Ponders Cancer Lawsuit Vs. IBM." Associated Press, 25 September 03.
"Study Finds Flame-Retardant Chemical in U.S. Breast Milk." San Francisco Chronicle, 23 September 03. "High Levels of Toxin Found in Breast Milk." Honolulu Advertiser, 23 September 03, A4.
TUBERCULOSIS
"Animal Trainer Cited in TB Case." Chicago Tribune, 26 September 03.
AND LOCALLY
"New Rules Force Crane Operatiors to Get on the Stick." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 21 September 03, E1, E5.
22 SEPTEMBER 03, Issue 336
In this issue:
SPILL
"For Drivers, Spilled Tar on I-5 Is the Pits." Los Angeles Times, 20 September 03.
ASBESTOS
"Asbestos Peril From Santa Ana's Past." Los Angeles Times, 19 September 03.
METHYL BROMIDE
"State Pesticide Officials Propose Methyl Bromide Restrictions." Associated Press, 18 September 03.
PCBS
"PCB-Laden Salmon Polluting Alaskan Lakes." Los Angeles Times, 20 September 03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"Environmentalists Cite Threat to State Clean Air Rules." Washington Post, 19 September 03, A14.
CLEAN AIR
"House Dems Seek Probe of 9-11 Air Quality." Associated Press, 17 September 03.
WORKPLACE FATALITIES
"U.S. Workplace Deaths Decline Again." Associated Press, 18 September 03.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
"Even the Dust is Toxic in Homes." Los Angeles Times, 16 September 03.
15 SEPTEMBER 03, Issue 335
In this issue:
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"'False Claim' by EPA Alleged in N.Y. Cleanup." Washington Posty, 10 September 03, A17.
CLEAN AIR
"EPA Rule Cracks Down on Foundry Pollution." Associated Press, 8 September 03.
CHEMICAL WEAPONS
"WWII Poison Gas Shells Dismanted in China." Associated Press, 12 September 03.
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
"Anti-Chemical Warfare Hoods Recalled." Associated Press, 9 September 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Medical Waste Dumped in Waipahu." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 10 September 03, A3. "Boy Injected with Nerve Agent." Honolulu Advertiser, 10 September 03, B1.
"Polluters Protest Large Fine." Honolulu Advertiser, 13 September 03, B1, B2.
08 SEPTEMBER 03, Issue 334
In this issue:
SPILL
"Honeywell Settles 2 Suits Over Lisle Toxic Spill." Chicago Tribune, 6 September 03.
"Man Hospitalized After Spilling Chemical on Himself." Los Angeles Times, 6 September 03.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"U.S. Allows Sales of Tainted Sites." Associated Press, 3 September 03.
CLEAN WATER ACT
"EPA Report Opposes Easing of Water Rules." Washington Post, 5 September 03, B3.
FALL PROTECTION
"Collapse of TV Tower that Killed Three Investigated as Accident." Associated Press, 5 Septembedr 03.
SCAFFOLDS
"Worker Pinned By Scaffolding at Pier." Los Angeles Times, 4 September 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Waipahu Landfill Cleanup Should Take Year, City Says." Honolulu Advertiser, 5 September 03, C2. "Waipahu Incinerator Gets Clean Bill of Health." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 5 September 03, A14.
01 SEPTEMBER 03, Issue 333
In this issue:
SPILL
"8 Hurt in Soybean Processing Plant Blast." Associated Press, 29 August 03.
"Truck with Sulfuric Acid Collides with SUV in Mexico, Killing Five and Hospitalizing Dozens." Associated Press, 30 August 03.
"Oil Spill Explodes, Scorching Farms, Polluting Streams in Nigeria's Ogoniland." Associated Press, 1 September 03.
"A Seeping Tanker Turns Spain's Beaches Into an Oily Sandbox." New York Times, 31 August 03.
SUPERFUND
"Mining Company Ordered to Pay for Cleanup." Associated Press, 27 August 03.
"Iowa Senators Bash Army's Cleanup Delay." Associated Press, 25 August 03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"EPA Eases Clean Air Rule on Power Plants." Washington Post, 28 August 03, A9. "Bush Administration Loosens Clean Air Law." Honolulu Advertiser, 28 August 03, A3.
CLEAN AIR
"Details on 9/11 Air Quality Questioned." Washington Post, 27 August 03, A23.
"Feds Urge Overturn of Calif. Air Law." Associated Press, 30 August 03.
COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW
"Toxins at Planned Livermore Facility Could Be Vulnerable, Suit Says." San Francisco Chronicle, 27 August 03.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SUBSTITUTION
"Dry Cleaners Weigh Earth-Friendly Options." Associated Press, 28 August 03.
CHEMICAL WEAPONS
"Army Burns Deadly Sarin Gas in Alabama." Associated Press, 31 August 03. "Army Burning Deadly Chemical From Rockets." Los Angeles Times, 1 September 03.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"3 Hurt As Bottle Explodes at Playground." Associated Press, 30 August 03.
"Newport Firefighter Who Battled '87 Chemical Blaze Dies of Cancer." Los Angeles Times, 1 September 03.
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25 AUGUST 03, Issue 332
In this issue:
SPILL
"Crews Work on Spill Off Pakistan Coast." Associated Press, 23 August 03.
"Cargo ship leaking chemical off S. Africa also carrying uranium." Chicago Tribune, 23 August 03.
EXXON VALDEZ
"Exxon Valdez Case Sent Back to Alaska." Associated Press, 22 August 03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"Clean Air Rules To Be Relaxed." Washington Post, 23 August 03; Page A1. "Power Plant Rule Means Pollution Exemptions." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 22 August 03, A10. "Bush Administration Loosens Clean Air Act Provision." Honolulu Advertiser, 23 August 03, A5.
CLEAN AIR
"EPA Pressed to Call Air Safe After 9/11, Report Says." Associated Press, 23 August 03, A4. "EPA Accused of Sugarcoating Risk Posed by Post-9/11 Dust." Honolulu Advertiser, 23 August 03, A5.
CLEAN WATER
"Cruise Line Pollution Prompts Legislation." Los Angeles Times, 18 August 03.
ARSENIC
"Arsenic in Water Discussed at Conference." Associated Press, 21 August 03.
CHEMICAL WEAPONS
"Chinese Worker Dies After Exposure to Gas." Associated Press, 22 August 03.
PCBS
"PCB Trial Defendant Considers Bankruptcy." Associated Press,18 August 03.
EMERGENCY EGRESS
"Rhode Island Club Owners, Band Fined $100K." Associated Press, 21 August 03.
18 AUGUST 03, Issue 331
In this issue:
SPILL
"Greek Tanker Breaks Apart in Pakistan." Associated Press, 14 August 03.
"Toxic fuel leaks during fueling of rocket at Cape Canaveral." Associated Press, 14 August 03.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Study: Toxic Chemicals Still Harm Vietnam." Associated Press, 12 August 03.
WETLANDS
"Wetlands Dispute Could Be Clue to Leavitt." Associated Press, 14 August 03.
PESTICIDES
"Judge favors pesticide-free zones along some streams." Associated Press, 15 August 03.
PERCHLORATES
"Calif. City in Eye Of Perchlorate Pollution Storm." Washington Post, 11 August 03, A3.
CHEMICAL WEAPONS
"Army Delays Destruction of Nerve Agent at Indiana Depot, Says Plant Needs More Safeguards." Associated Press, 14 August 03.
CHEMICAL SAFETY
"Business as Usual for Chemical Plants." Washington Post, 11 August 03, A17.
TRENCH CAVE-IN
"Agencies Probe Collapse of Trench That Injured 2." Chicago Tribune, 14 August 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Hilo Coast Power Accused of Wastewater Violations." Honolulu Advertiser, 12 August 03, B5.
11 AUGUST 03, Issue 330
In this issue:
SPILL
"Train in Southeast D.C. Spills Hazardous Chemicals." Associated Press, 7August 03.
"Poison Gas Leak in China Sickens 36." Associated Press, 9 August 03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"Ruling Dims Outlook for Coal-Fired Power Firms." Washington Post, 9 August 03, E1.
SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT
"IG Investigates Whether EPA Misled Public on Water Quality." Washington Post, 6 August 03, A15. "EPA Examines Veracity of Water Reports." Honolulu Advertiser, 6 August 03, A7.
CHEMICAL WEAPONS
"Army Begins Burning Chemical Arms in Ala." Associated Press, 9 August 03.
BIOACCUMULATION
"California Becomes First in the Nation to Ban Flame-Retardant Chemicals." Associated Press, 9 August 03.
LOADING DOCK FATALITY
"Worker Hit, Killed By Truck at Loading Dock in Wood Dale." Chicago Tribune, 5 August 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Army Agrees to Pay Fine, Clean Up Atoll." Honolulu Advertiser, 5 August 03, B4. "Nerve Gas Leak Nets $273,625 Penalty." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 5 August 03, A7.
"Carriers Hurry to Develop Hazmat Plans." Pacific Business News, 8 August 03, 15.
04 AUGUST 03, Issue 329
In this issue:
SPILL
"Mercury Spill at Home Prompts Cleanup." Associated Press, 2 August 03.
"Train Derailment Cleared, Environmentalists Urge Greater Oversight." Associated Press, 2 August 03.
SUPERFUND
"12 Firms to Fund Water Cleanup." Los Angeles Times, 1 August 03.
PHYTOREMEDIATION
"Cleanup Crew: Plants Can Suck Up or Contain Hazardous Materials in Soil." San Francisco Chronicle, 30 July 03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"EPA Will Reconsider Enforcement Policies." Washington Post, 28 July 03, A2.
"Environmental Cleanup Deals Announced." Associated Press, 31 July 03.
PCBS
"Report Suggests High PCB Levels In Farmed Salmon."Washington Post, 30 July 03, A2.
CHEMICAL WEAPONS
"Army to Begin Destroying Chemical Weapons at Alabama Depot Next Week." Associated Press, 31 July 03.
CHEMICAL SAFETY
"Web site covers safe use of household products." Chicago Tribune , 2 August 03.
CONFINED SPACES
"Indiana Paint Company Workers Severely Burned When Fire Breaks Out in Truck; One Dies." Associated Press, 31 July 03.
CRIMINAL LIABILITY
"Chemical Depot Employee Convicted of falsifying Air Test Results." Associated Press, 31 July 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Urgency Sought in Landfill Closures." Honolulu Advertiser, 1 August 03, B2. "Cleanups in Waipahu Criticized." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 1 August 03, A3.
"Crews Respond to Bankoh Scare." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 2 August 03, A4."Substanced Probe Closes Downtown Bank." Honolulu Advertiser, 2 August 03, B1.
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28 JULY 03, Issue 328
In this issue:
CLEAN AIR
"Eastern Power Plants Linked to Big Bend's Haze." Associated Press, 27 July 03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"EPA Will Reconsider Parts of Relaxed Clean Air Rules On Older Plants." Associated Press, 25 July 03.
PESTICIDES
"Auburn Develops Substitute Pesticide."Associated Press, 21 July 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Reef Runway to Get Polluted Sludge from Canal Cleanup." Honolulu Advertiser, 25 July 03, B3.
21 JULY 03, Issue 327
In this issue:
SPILL
"Train Pulling Chemicals Derails in Pittsburg; No One Hurt." Associated Press, 17 July 03.
"Train Hits Truck Carrying Bleach at Rodeo Crossing." San Francisco Chronicle, 16 July 03, A9.
SUPERFUND
"Ten Sites Moved Up For EPA Cleanups."Associated Press, 18 July 03, A17.
BROWNFIELDS
"Soil, Water Examined In Former Landfill Lot." Washington Post, 17 July 03, LZ3.
NUCLEAR WASTE
"$18 Billion Already Spent; Yet Nuclear Waste Cleanup Still Lagging." Associated Press, 17 July 03.
SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT
"EPA Proposes Safer Drinking Water Rules." Associated Press, 15 July 03.
CADMIUM
"Study: Link Between Cadmium and Cancer." Associated Press, 14 July 03.
MOLD
"Insurance Claims on Mold Damage Rise." Associated Press, 17 July 03.
POLYBROMINATED BIPHENYL ETHERS
"Senate OKs Bill to Ban Retardant." Los Angeles Times, 18 July 03.
UNEXPLODED ORDINANCE
"D.C. Gets Update On WWI Cleanup." Washington Post, 15 July 03, B5.
MONITORING
"Experts Question Bioterror Detection Gear." Associated Press, 16 July 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Governor Seeks More Leeway for OSHA." Honolulu Advertiser, 18 July 03, D1.
14 JULY 03, Issue 326
In this issue:
SUPERFUND
"Superfund Costs Could Reach Insurers." Associated Press, 11 July 03.
STORMWATER POLLUTION CONTROL
"Rain Gardens Treat Stormwater Runoff." Associated Press, 9 July 03.
MONITORING
"A Better Mousetrap is Built, Detecting Deadly Bacteria. " New York Times, 11 July 03.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"Calif. Considers Ban on Flame-Retardants." Associated Press, 8 July 03.
CHEMICAL SAFETY
"EU Chemical Regulation Plan Criticized." Associated Press, 10 July 03.
CRIMINAL LIABILITY - IGNITIONS SOURCES
"Motiva Pleads No Contest in Tank Blast." Associated Press, 8 July 03.
07 JULY 03, Issue 325
In this issue:
SPILL
"Railroad Fined for N.D. Derailment." Associated Press, 1 July 03.
REMEDIATION
"Microbe Can Eat Toxic Waste Underground." Associated Press, 2 July 03.
ASBESTOS
"State to investigate safety at Zion park." Chicago Tribune, 3 July 03.
TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY
"EPA: Level of Toxic Chemicals Down." Associated Press, 30 June 03.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE
"Study: Emergency Responders Unprepared." Associated Press, 30 June 03.
ERGONOMICS
"Gov't Lifts Stress Injury Reporting Rule." Associated Press, 30 June 03.
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30 JUNE 03, Issue 324
In this issue:
SPILL
"Gas Explosion in the Hague Wounds 16."Associated Press, 28 June 03.
SPILL PREVENTION
"Oil Terminal Proposal Upsets Residents." Los Angeles Times, 28 June 03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"Court Curbs EPA's Cleanup Order Powers." Associated Press, 25 June 03.
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
"EPA Issues Environmental Overview." Washington Post, 24 June 03, A19.
CONSTRUCTION FATALITY
"Construction Worker Killed at Ground Zero." Associated Press, 25 June 03.
SAMPLING
"McHenry man sentenced for role in EPA test scam." Chicago Tribune, 27 June 03.
CRIMINAL LIABILITY
"Company Charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide in Explosion at Delaware Refinery." Associated Press, 27 June 03.
23 JUNE 03, Issue 323
In this issue:
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Discarded War Munitions Leach Poisons Into the Baltic." New York Times, 20 June 03.
"Chemical Weapons Cleanup Shared." San Francisco Chronicle, 17 June 03.
FUEL TRANSFER
"Explosion on Oil Tanker Kills Two People." Associated Press, 18 June 03.
ARSENIC
"Court Upholds EPA Arsenic Rule for Water." Associated Press, 20 June 03.
LEAD
"R.I. to Retry Lead Paint Suit on April 5." Associated Press, 17 June 03.
MERCURY
"Canned Tuna is Risky for Moms-to-Be, Study Finds." Los Angeles Times, 19 June 03.
TOXICOLOGY
"Study: Herbicides May Lower Sperm Courts." Associated Press, 18 June 03.
DECONTAMINATION
"D.C. Anthrax Cleanup Cost $27 Million." Associated Press, 17 June 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Plumbing Suspected in Lead Exposure." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 18 June 03, A3.
16 JUNE 03, Issue 322
In this issue:
SPILL
"Singapore Ship Spills 165 Tons of Oil." Associated Press, 12 June 03.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"State Says Company Sullied Pond." Chicago Tribune, 14 June 03.
CLEAN WATER ACT
"EPA Adds Three Waterways to Impaired List." Los Angeles Times,12 June 03.
SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT
"Group: U.S. Drinking Water Supply at Risk." Associated Press, 11 June 03.
AGENT ORANGE
"Supreme Court Allows Agent Orange Suit." Washington Post, 10 June 03, A6.
ASBESTOS
"Ex-Miners Say Mont. Hid Asbestos Data." Associated Press, 13 June 03.
"Asbestos debris found at state park in Zion." Chicago Tribune, 10 June 03.
CONFINED SPACES
"U.S. Looks Into Death of Worker in Summit." Chicago Tribune, 12 June 03.
COMPLIANCE
"Colleges Try to Avoid EPA Penalties." Associated Press, 9 June 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Contamination Worries State." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 12 June 03, A3.
09 JUNE 03, Issue 321
In this issue:
SPILL
"Man Who Shot Alaska Pipeline Gets 16 Years in Prison." Associated Press, 6 June 03.
"Two Trains Crash in Spain, at Least One Reported Killed." Associated Press, 3 June 03.
PESTICIDES
"EPA Told to Weigh Human Pesticide Test Data." Los Angeles Times, 4 June 03.
COMPLIANCE
"EPA: Few Fined for Polluting Water." Washington Post, 6 June 03; Page A1. "EPA Study Cites Own Enforcement Failures." Honolulu Advertiser, 6 June 03, A7.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"3 States Sue EPA Over Carbon Dioxide." Associated Press, 4 June 03.
"Air-Quality Board Gets Tough on Oil Refineries."San Francisco Chronicle, 5 June 03.
MONITORING
"Readiness for Chemical Attack Criticized." Washington Post, 4 June 03; Page A11.
02 JUNE 03, Issue 320
In this issue:
UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
"Gas Tank Spill Cleanup Funds Go Unspent."Associated Press, 31 May 03. [NOTE: This article was reissued throughout the nation.]
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Ft. Detrick Unearths Hazardous Surprises." Washington Post, 27 May 03, B1.
CLEAN AIR
"Study Shows Metals in Air Aggravate Asthma and Allergies." Los Angeles Times, 30 May 03.
STRIP MINING
"Report Seeks Mountaintop Mining Changes." Associated Press, 29 May 03.
TUBERCULOSIS
"Proposed Safeguards Against TB Dropped." Washington Post, 29 May 29, 2003, A3.
ERGONOMICS
"An Ergonomic Mess in the Grocery Aisles."Washington Post, 27 May 03, E1.
TRENCH CAVE-IN
"Worker Dies When Trench Caves In." Chicago Tribune, 30 May 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Dump Violations Spelled Out." Honolulu Advertiser, 23 May 03, B3. "City Fined for Illegal Dump." Honolulu Advertiser, 31 May 03, A1, A7. "City Hit with Big Fine for Dumping." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 31 May 03, A1, A6.
"Experts Advise Employers to Have Written Safety Plan." Honolulu Advertiser, 28 May 03.
"Response to Toxic Waste Criticized." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 14 May 03, A3.
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26 MAY 03, Issue 319
In this issue:
SPILL
"Train Derails in New Mexico, Leaking Fumes and Forcing Evacuations." Associated Press, 26 May 03.
SUPERFUND
"A Lesson in Stalled Cleanup." San Francisco Chronicle, 18 May 03.
UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
"Gasoline Cleanups Lag Despite $2 Billion Fund Surplus." Associated Press, 26 May 03.
DECONTAMINATION
"Despite Anthrax Tests, Workers Debate Returning." Washington Post, 18 May 03, C1.
CLEAN AIR
"EPA to Speed Up Review of Soot Standards." Associated Press, 19 May 03.
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
"EPA Chief Whitman to Resign." Washington Post, 22 May 03, A1.
COMPLIANCE
"Internal Report Faults Pollution Monitoring System." Associated Press, 26 May 03.
ARSENIC
"Cities, Schools Replacing Play Equipment." Associated Press, 24 May 03.
GUARDRAILS
"S.F. Fire Dept. Fined $18,000 for Fatality." San Francisco Chronicle, 21 May 02.
CONFINED SPACES
"Man Killed by 1,000-Pound Lid From Tank." Los Angeles Times, 21 May 03.
12 MAY 03, Issue 318
In this issue:
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Cicero to pay college $1 million for cleanup of site." Chicago Tribune, 9 May 03.
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
"Groups Blast Factory-Farm Proposal." Associated Press, 6 May 03.
PESTICIDES
"Study: Calif. Pesticide Exceeds Levels." Associated Press, 8 May 03.
ARSENIC
"Study Outlines Arsenic Risk in Some New England Well Water." New York Times, 8 May 03.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"Mining Firm Wins a Ruling, but Loses a Town." Washington Post, 6 May 03, A3.
INJECTION
"2 Big Hospital Buying Groups Settle Lawsuit by Needle Maker." New York Times, 8 May 03.
SPECIAL POPULATIONS
"EPA to Change Formula on Senior Citizens." Associated Press, 8 May 03.
05 MAY 03, Issue 317
In this issue:
SPILL
"Mass. Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts Intensify." Associated Press, 1 May 03.
"Gas Tanker Crashes in Rochester, N.Y., Neighborhood, Igniting Nearby Homes; 1 Dead, 11 Injured." Associated Press, 29 April 03.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Contaminated Soil to Be Removed by Feds." Associated Press, 27April 03.
PESTICIDES
"Lettuce Samples Found Tainted." Los Angeles Times, 28 April 03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"Wisc. Utility to Pay $600M Pollution Fine." Associated Press, 29 April 03.
CLEAN AIR
"Calif. Counties Among Nation's Smoggiest." Associated Press, 1 May 03.
"Seniors Press EPA for Cleaner Air, Water." Associated Press, 30 April 03.
CONSTRUCTION FATALITY
"Worker Dies at Flossmoor Library Site." Chicago Tribune, 30 April 03.
FORK LIFT
"Death By Forklift an Accident, Cops Say." San Francisco Chronicle, 2 May 03.
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28 APRIL 03, Issue 316
In this issue:
SPILL
"Tanker and Towboat Collide, Leaking Chemical." Associated Press, 26 April 03.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Ohio Residents Decry Army's Disposal Plan." Associated Press, 25 April 03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"Crackdown Urged On Coal Pollution." Washington Post, 22 April 03, A4.
CLEAN AIR
"Bay Area Agencies Told to Clean Up Air." San Francisco Chronicle, 26 April 03.
ASBESTOS
"Asbestos Officer Indicted in Bribery Case." Washington Post, 26 April 03, B3.
CARBON MONOXICE
"A Clean Air Act 'Success Story': Carbon Monoxide." Los Angeles Times, 24 April 03.
PCBs
"PCBs Found in DuPage Carp." Chicago Tribune, 25 April 03.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"Cause for Alarm Over Chemicals." Los Angeles Times, 20 April 03.
CHEMICAL PLANT SAFETY
"Chemical Plant Security Plan Pushed." Associated Press, 24 April 03.
ENFORCEMENT
"EPA Diverts Agents From Normal Duties." Associated Press, 26 April 03.
FALL PROTECTION
"Worker at Disney Park Hurt in Fall." Los Angeles Times, 24 April 03.
21 APRIL 03, Issue 315
In this issue:
SPILL
"Reactor Leak Found at Texas Nuclear Plant." New York Times, 19 April 03.
SUPERFUND
"Mont. Superfund Cleanup Would Remove Dam." Associated Press, 15 April 03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"Utility to Spend $1.2 Billion to Cut Pollution." Washington Post, 19 April 03, A1.
DIESEL
"Tougher Rules Unveiled For Diesel Emissions." Washington Post, 16 April 03, A1. "Cuts in Diesel Pollution Proposed." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 15 April 03, A14.
LEAD
"'Safe' Lead Levels Lower IQ in Children, Study Finds," Los Angeles Times, 17 April 03.
MERCURY
"Mercury Debate Gets Murkier." San Francisco Chronicle, 16 April 03.
CHEMICAL SAFETY
"EPA Probes Widely Used Chemical." Washington Post, 15 April 03, A5.
"Chemical Plants Said to Pose Risk." Los Angeles Times, 17 April 03.
WORKPLACE SAFETY
"Pipe Maker is Fined Over Safety Violations." New York Times, 15 April 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Toxin in Waipahu Soil Linked to Illegal Dumping." Honolulu Advertiser, 13 April 03.
"Another Illegal Dump Site Found." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 15 April 03, A1, A6. "Third Illegal Dump Site Found in Waipahu." Honolulu Advertiser, 16 April 03, B1, B6. "Troubles Mount at Illegal Dump." Honolulu Advertiser, 15 April 03, B3.
14 APRIL 03, Issue 314
In this issue:
SPILL
"France Fights Pollution in Mediterranean." Associated Press, 8 April 03.
"Freight Train Derails in Los Angeles, No Reports of Injuries." Associated Press, 9 April 03.
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
"Colorado has New Battle to Get Base Cleaned Up." Los Angeles Times, 9 April 03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"Two Firms Settle Clean-Air Cases." Associated Press, 10 April 03, A18.
AMMONIA
"Plant Explosion Kills One; Forces Evacuation." Associated Press, 11 April 03.
DIESEL
"EPA Creates Clean Act Act Exception for Farmers." San Francisco Chronicle, 11 April 03.
MERCURY
"FDA Seeks Action on Mercury-Laden Fish." Associated Press, 9 April 03.
AIR MONITORING
"Postal Service Testing Early Detection System for Anthrax." Associated Press, 9 April 03.
TOXICOLOGY
"EPA Probes Claim of DuPont Chemical Risks." Associated Press, 11 April 03.
"Air Particles Linked to Cell Damage." Los Angeles Times, 7 April 03.
RIGHT TO KNOW
"Disclosure Urged in EPA Violations." Chicago Tribune, 11 April 03.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
"Unions Want Government to Require Employers to Pay for Workers' Protective Gear." Associated Press, 10 April 03.
EXCAVATION SAFETY
"Firm Faces Fines in Death of Worker." Associated Press, 9 April 03.
07 APRIL 03, Issue 313
In this issue:
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
"In Mock Drill, BART Train Hit with Sarin Gas." San Francisco Chronicle, 31 March 03.
SUPERFUND
"GE's Challenge to Superfund Law Denied." Associated Press, 1 April 03.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Rocketdyne Site Spared Strict Review." Los Angeles Times, 2 April 03.
DIESEL
"Farmers Set for Air Pollution Permits." Associated Press, 4 April 03.
ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
"U.S. Wants Military Exemptions From Laws." Associated Press, 2 April 03.
HEXAVALENT CHROME
"New OSHA Chemical Exposure Limits Ordered." Associated Press, 3 April 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Final Kunia Cleanup Proposed." Honolulu Advertiser, 31 March 03, B1, B6.
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31 MARCH 03, Issue 312
In this issue:
SPILL
"Blast at French Plant Kills Three People." Associated Press, 27 March 03.
"Spill Shuts Down I-80 in Sierra Nevada." Associated Press, 25 March 03.
EXXON VALDEZ
"After '89 Oil Spill, Waves of Money Roll In." Washington Post, 28 March 03, A3.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"SFO Fined $236,225 for Dumping Sewage, Cyanide Into Bay." San Francisco Chronicle, 28 March 03.
INCENERATION
"Chemical-Weapons Incinerator Fires Up." Associated Press, 28 March 03.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"Report: C8 Poses Risk to Women, Girls." Associated Press, 29 March 03.
PESTICIDE EXPOSURE
"Pesticide Illnesses Down Statewide in Calif." Associated Press. 28 March 03.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
"Fearing Litigation, EPA Treads Lightly With Chemical Industry, Despite Terror Threat." Washington Post, 24 March 03, E4.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
"3,000 Chemical Suits Found in Iraq." Associated Press, 26 March 03.
AND LOCALLY
"Toxic Metal Discovered Near Site of Cleanup." Honolulu Advertiser, 29 March 03, B1, B6.
24 MARCH 03, Issue 311
In this issue:
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF WAR
"Environmental Damages a Concern." Washington Post, 20 March 03, A21.
SMOKE INHALATION
"Blazing Oil Wells Pose Limited Threat." Associated Press, 22 March 03.
SUPERFUND
"Seeking Dirty Secrets. Ex-S.F. Shipyard Workers' Stories Could Help Find Radioactive Waste." San Francisco Chronicle, 16 March 03.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"State EPA Threat Halts at Morton East Work." Chicago Tribune, 20 March 03.
CLEAN AIR
"Report Questions Ground Zero Air Quality." Associated Press, 17 March 03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"U.S. EPA Reverses Request to End Farm Air Pollution Exemption." Associated Press, 22 March 03.
HERBICIDES
"Michigan Bars Corn Farmers from Using Herbicide That Critics Say is Linked to Water Pollution." Associated Press, 18 March 03.
CHEMICAL SAFETY
"GAO: Administration, Congress not Addressing Terrorist Threat at Chemical Plants." Associated Press, 18 March 03.
WORKPLACE FATALITY
"OSHA Investigating the Death of Man Crushed By Roll of Steel." Chicago Tribune, 20 March 03.
LADDER SAFETY
"Worker Dies in Apparent Electrocution." Los Angeles Times, 19 March 19, 2003.
AND LOCALLY
"City Nears End of Investigation Into Illegal Dumping." Honolulu Advertiser, 19 March 03, B3.
17 MARCH 03, Issue 310
In this issue:
SPILL
"ChevronTexaco to Clean Up Oil in Soil in Tracy." Associated Press, 9 March 03.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"EPA Puts Off Hudson River Dredging to '06." Associated Press, 10 March 03.
CLEAN AIR
"State Far Behind on Clean Air Law, Groups Charge." Chicago Tribune, 11 March 03.
STORMWATER POLLUTION CONTROL
"Oil, Gas Gets Break From Storm Permits." Associated Press, 10 March 03.
UNEXPLODED ORDINANCE
"Waste Lawsuit Worries Military Officials." Associated Press, 13 March 03.
COMPLIANCE
"More OSHA Scrutiny For Riskiest Work Sites." Washington Post, 12 March 03, E2.
10 MARCH 03, Issue 309
In this issue:
SPILL
"Kuwaiti Oil Fields Offer Grim Reminder." Associated Press, 6 March 03.
STORMWATER POLLUTION CONTROL
"Oil Industry Granted Clean-Water Waiver." Los Angeles Times, 8 March 03.
ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
"Environmental Exemptions Sought." Washington Post, 6 March 03, A21.
COMPLIANCE
"Lockheed Settles Case with EPA." Los Angeles Times, 9 March 03.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"New EPA Guidelines Would Better Gauge Danger of Chemicals." Washington Post, 4 March 03, A2.
"Shuttle Debris Searchers Sickened by Odor." Associated Press, 5 March 03.
03 MARCH 03, Issue 308
In this issue:
SPILL
"Death Toll at 4 in Kentucky Blast." Associated Press, 27 February 03.
MERCURY
"EPA Criticized on Mercury Standards." Washington Post, 26 February 03, A8.
ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE
"EPA Report Has Good, Bad News For Kids." Washington Post, 25 February 03, A9.
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24 FEBRUARY 03, Issue 307
In this issue:
SPILL
"Two Are Killed as Barge Explosion Shakes N.Y." Washington Post, 22 February 03, A3.
"Oil Spill Said to Pollute Farms and Streams in Nigeria's Ogoniland." Associated Press, 20 February 03.
"Train Car Derails, Releases Toxic Vapor." Associated Press, 20 February 03.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Ford, EPA Settle Waste Complaint." Associated Press, 18 February 03.
"Settlement Reached in Suit Vs. Coal Co." Associated Press, 21 February 03.
"Toxic Legacy Left in Mexico by U.S.-Owned Factory." Washington Post, 19 February 03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"7 States Vow to Sue U.S. on Pollution Policy." Associated Press, 21 February 03."7 States Set to Sue Over Pollution Rules." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 21 February 03, C9.
MERCURY
"Mercury Threat to Children Rising, Says EPA Report." The Wall Street Journal, 20 February 03.
MONITORING
"HazMat Smart Strip May Protect Lives." Associated Press, 17 February 03.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
"Pentagon Buys Escape Masks for Local Use." Washington Post, 21 February 03, A25.
AND LOCALLY
"Cleanup the Focus Now in Midway Spill." Honolulu Advertiser, 19 February 03, B1, B4.
17 FEBRUARY 03, Issue 306
In this issue:
SPILL
"Barge Leaks Heating Oil into L.I. Sound." Associated Press, 14 February 03. "Oil in Long Island Sound Mostly Broken Up; Crews Unload Oil from Disabled Barge." Associated Press, 15 February 03.
"Pesticide Truck Rolls Into San Lorenzo River." Associated Press, 10 February 03.
"2 Workers Unhurt in Toxic Spill at Delnor." Chicago Tribune , 14 February 03.
"Train Derails in Delaware; Small Amount of Acid Spilled; 200 Nearby Residents Evacuated." Associated Press, 14 February 14, 2003.
"Crews Clean Up After Derailed Train Spill." Associated Press, 10 February 03.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Villagers Sue Plant in Arsenic Dumping." Chicago Tribune, 14 February 03.
"Millions Pledged to Dump Cleanup." Los Angeles Times, 15 February 03.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
"N95 Masks Flying Off Shelves, but They Offer Scant Protection." Washington Post, 15 February 03, C1.
WHISTLEBLOWER
"OSHA Oversees Whistleblowing from Air to Fraud." Chicago Tribune, 12 February 03.
AND LOCALLY
"HPD Acquires New Gear to Prepare for Terrorism." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 11 February 03, A1, A12.
"Midway Fuel Spill Contained on Island." Honolulu Advertiser, 12 February 03, B1,B7.
"City to Start Screening Air for Biological Threats." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 12 February 03, A10.
10 FEBRUARY 03, Issue 305
In this issue:
SPILL
"Oil Spill Washes Up in Southwest France." Associated Press, 5 February 03. "Globs of Oil Hit France Surf Spot." Honolulu Advertiser, 6 February 03 A6. "Oil Spill Clogs Up Prime Surfing Spot in France." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 6 February 03, A9.
"Explosion at R.I. Chemical Plant Hurts 12." Associated Press, 7 February 03.
"Dust, Unknown Spark Eyed in N.C. Blast." Associated Press, 3 February 03.
"Co. Polluted River With Salad Dressing." Associated Press, 5 February 03.
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING
"Bush's Budget for the Environment Agency." Associated Press, 3 February 03.
AMMONIUM PERCHLORATE
"Colorado River Taint Worries Some Officials." Los Angeles Times, 2 February 03.
ARSENIC
"Some Kids Face Cancer Risk From Arsenic." Associated Press, 7 February 03.
ASBESTOS
"Talks Held in Bid to End Asbestos Suits." Washington Post, 5 February 03, A4. "Asbestos Suit Compromise Creates Buzz." Honolulu Advertiser, 5 February 03, A16.
AND LOCALLY
"Brigham Young Chemical Fire Leads to Evacuation of Dorms." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 4 February 03, A4.
03 FEBRUARY 03, Issue 304
In this issue:
SPILL
"Chemical Spill Causes Treasury Evacuation." Associated Press, 31 January 03.
"Oil spill in Benicia Under Investigation." San Francisco Chronicle, 31 January 03, A30.
"Oil from Sunken Ship Threatens Belgian Wildlife, Beaches." Associated Press, 29 January 03.
"Nearly 19,000 Gallons of Crude Oil Spills Into Frozen Tributary of Lake Superior." Associated Press, 26 January 03.
CRIMINAL LIABILITY
"Executive Sentenced in '94 Blast." Los Angeles Times, 28 January 03.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
"EPA Forces $3.9B in Cleanup Spending." Associated Press, 30 January 03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"Three Attorneys General Plan to Sue EPA." Associated Press, 30 January 03.
TRICHLOROETHENE
"Silicon Valley's Tech Waste Problem." Chicago Tribune, 28 January 03.
PESTICIDES
"EPA Stops Short of Banning Herbicide." Washington Post, 1 February 03, A14. "Extra Pesticide Testing Ordered." Honolulu Advertiser, 1 February 03, A7.
CHEMICAL STORAGE
"Old Chemicals in School Lab Destroyed." Associated Press, 1 February 03.
CHEMICAL COMPATABILITY
"Animal Deaths Prompt Shake-Up, Investigation at National Zoo." Chicago Tribune, 1 February 03.
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
"For Environmentalists, Victories in the Courts." Washington Post, 27 January 03, A3.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"CDC: Progress on Secondhand Smoke, Lead." Associated Press, 31 January 03. "Toxics Residues Especially Prevalent in Children." Honolulu Advertiser, 1 February 03, A7. "Americans Show Lower Levels of Body Toxins." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 1 February 03, A9.
EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES
"3 Die As Blast, Fire Rips N.C. Factory." Associated Press, 30 January 03. "Dust May Have Helped Ignite N. Carolina Fire." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 31 January 03, A8. "N.Carolina Plant Explosion 'Like a Scene You Never Want to See'." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 30 January 03, A9. "Volatile Rubber Dust Suspected as Cause of Deadly Factory Blast." Honolulu Advertiser, 31 January 03, A13.
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27 JANUARY 03, Issue 303
In this issue:
SPILL
"Small fuel tanker sinks off southern Spain." Associated Press, 21 January 03. "Barge Spills Engine Fuel as it Sinks Off Spain." Honolulu Advertiser, 22 January 03, A5.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"Senate Backs Relaxation Of Clean Air Regulations." Washington Post, 23 January 03. A4.
AGENT ORANGE
"Leukemia, Agent Orange Link Found." Associated Press, 24 January 03.
TRICHLOROETHYLENE
"EPA Alert on Toxin in Mountain View. Officials Say TCE Vapor in Some Houses." San Francisco Chronicle, 25 January 03.
AIR MONITORING
"Biowarfare Monitors Are Deployed in U.S." Washington Post, 23 January 03, A6.
ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLING
"Feds Say Private Labs Fake Environmental Tests, Jeopardize Enforcement." Associated Press, 22 January 03.
EMERGENCY PLANNING
"FEMA Issues Emergency Planning Book." Washington Post, 21 January 03, A15.
AND LOCALLY
"Terrorism Response Tested at Pier 53." Honolulu Advertiser, 22 January 03, B1, B7.
20 JANUARY 03, Issue 302
In this issue:
SPILL
"Sunken Tanker's Oil Continues To Defile Spanish, French Coasts." Washington Post, 14 January 03, A11.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
"Pentagon Wants Out of Environmental Laws." Associated Press, 14 January 03.
CLEAN WATER ACT
"EPA to Allow Polluters to Buy Clean Water Credits." Washington Post, 14 January 03, A3.
STORMWATER POLLUTION
"Runoff pollution rules for small cities upheld." San Francisco Chronicle, 15 January 03.
PESTICIDES
"Ethics of Testing Pesticides on People a Hot Topic." Wall Street Journal, 17 January 03.
LOCKOUT / TAGOUT
"Gov't Fines Beef Processor, Contractor." Associated Press, 15 January 03.
WORKER PROTECTION
"OSHA Fines Auto Part Plant a Second Time." Associated Press, 14 January 03.
13 JANUARY 03, Issue 301
In this issue:
SPILL
"Sprayed Irritant Clears Out NE School." Washington Post, 11 January 03, B2.
NUCLEAR WASTE
"Major Hanford cleanup milestone reached." Associated Press, 8 January 03.
CLEAN AIR
"Air Pollution a Priority, Whitman Says." Washington Post, 10 January 03, A4.
CLEAN WATER ACT
"Regulators Announce Plan to Clean River." Associated Press, 7 January 03.
WETLANDS
"Administration Establishes New Wetlands Guidelines." Washington Post, 11 January 03, A5. "Fed Offices Redefine Wetland Protections." Honolulu Star Bulletin, 11 January 03, C5.
PERCHLORATE
"Defense Companies to Aid Inquiry into Industry Water Pollution." Associated Press, 10 January 03.
FALL PROTECTION
"GWP Employee Dies After Fall." Los Angeles Times, 8 January 03.
06 JANUARY 03, Issue 300
In this issue:
SPILL
"Captain of Ruptured Tanker Kept in Jail." Associated Press, 4 January 03.
"Diesel Tanker Wrecks in English Channel." Associated Press, 2 January 03.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"New Pollution Standards Prompt Suit." Washington Post, 1 January 03, A1.
CLEAN WATER ACT
"EPA Cites Brewer of Yuengling Beer." Associated Press, 3 January 03.
AMMONIUM NITRATE
"Explosive Material Found in Indonesia." Associated Press, 31 December 02.
PERCHLORATE
"Water Contamination Seen as Housing Threat." Wall Street Journal, 4 January 03.
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