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26 DECEMBER 09, Issue 658
In this issue:
SPILL
"Mile-Long Sheen Spreads Near Disabled Tugboat." Associated Press, December 26, 2009.
"ConocoPhillips Ordered to Pay $490,000 for Spills." Associated Press, December 21, 2009.
COAL ASH
"U.S. Wants Farmers to Use Coal Waste On Fields." Washington Post, December 23, 2009; A17.
CLEAN AIR ACT / COMPLIANCE
"Duke Settles Air Violations at Southern Ind. Plant." Associated Press, December 22, 2009.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE / TOXICOLOGY
"Farming Town Demands Answers On Birth Defects." Associated Press, December 21, 2009.
19 DECEMBER 09, Issue 657
In this issue:
SPILL
"Fumes Sicken More Than 20 Workers at Quincy Plant." Associated Press,December 15, 2009.
COAL ASH
"EPA Delays Announcement on Regulating Coal Ash." Associated Press,December 17, 2009.
LEAD
"CPSC Delays Lead Testing Enforcement." Associated Press, December 18,2009.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"3 Companies to Stop Using a Chemical." New York Times, December 19, 2009.
LIABILITY
"Jury Awards BP Workers $100 Million in Lawsuit." Associated Press,December 18, 2009.
12 DECEMBER 09, Issue 656
In this issue:
SPILL
"Tank Explosion at Houston-Area Plant Injures 2." Associated Press, December 9, 2009.
"Feds Urge Safety Changes at Citgo Refinery." Associated Press, December 9, 2009.
"Giant Oil Spill in Alaska Likely Caused by Ice." Associated Press, December 9, 2009.
AGENT ORANGE
"Agent Orange's Lethal Legacy: For U.S., a Record of Neglect." Chicago Tribune, December 4, 2009.
(Note: This is part of part one of five parts. The whole series can be found at chicagotribune.com/health/agentorange)
CLEAN AIR ACT
"Historic EPA Finding: Greenhouse Gases Harm Humans." Associated Press, December 7, 2009.
SAFE DRINKING WATER
"EPA Unveils New Policies on Water at Schools." Associated Press, December 8, 2009.
TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY
"EPA Reports Decrease in Toxic Chemical Pollution." Associated Press, December 8, 2009.
FALL PROTECTION / SCAFFOLDS
"Ohio Company Cited by OSHA After Worker Death." Associated Press, December 7, 2009.
05 DECEMBER 09, Issue 655
In this issue:
SPILL
"Minn. Pipeline Spills 210,000 Gallons of Oil." Associated Press, December 4, 2009.
"Second spill reported North Slope." Associated Press, December 4, 2009.
CLEAN WATER / INDIA
"World Bank to Loan India $1 Bln to Clean Ganges." Associated Press, December 3, 2009.
CLEAN WATER / UKRAINE
"2 Rivers Tell Post-Soviet Environmental Tale." San Francisco Chronicle, December 3, 2009, A125.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE / BHOPAL
"Victims of Bhopal Gas Tragedy Demand Cleanup." Associated Press, December 3, 2009.
"Bhopal Gas Leak: 25 Years After Indian Disaster That killed 15,000, Survivors Feel Ignored." Chicago Tribune, December 3, 2009.
CHEMICAL WEAPONS
"Chemical Projectiles, Other Munitions Among Spring Valley Finds." Washington Post, December 1, 2009.
COMPLIANCE / GENERAL DUTY CLAUSE
"NC Safety Regulators Cite ConAgra in Plant Blast." Associated Press, December 1, 2009.
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28 NOVEMBER 09, Issue 654
In this issue:
SPILL
"Company Agrees to Fine Over N. Ind. Fish Kill." Associated Press, November 23, 2009.
CLEAN AIR / COAL
"Report: Indiana Power Plants 4th Dirtiest in US." Associated Press, November 24, 2009.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE / BHOPAL
"India's Plan to Open Site of Bhopal Chemical Disaster Brings Protest." Washington Post, November 27, 2009.
EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES
"NC Slim Jim Plant Explosion Claims 4th Victim." Associated Press, November 23, 2009.
21 NOVEMBER 09, Issue 653
In this issue:
SPILL
"Inspectors Blame Tank Overflow for SF Bay Spill." Associated Press, November 19, 2009.
"Cause of Huge Wyo. Refinery Spill Happened Before." Associated Press, November 20, 2009.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Monsanto Aims to Stop Leaks at Idaho Mine Dump." Associated Press, November 20, 2009.
"Texas Plant Won't Burn Mexican Hazardous Materials." Associated Press, November 19, 2009.
CLEAN AIR / MERCURY
"A Glut of Mercury Raises Fears." Washington Post, November 17, 2009.
DRINKING WATER
"EPA: Uranium From Polluted Mine in Nev. Wells." Associated Press, November 21, 2009.
COMPLIANCE / INJURY REPORTING
"Report: Companies Not Reporting All Injuries." Associated Press, November 16, 2009.
14 NOVEMBER 09, Issue 652
In this issue:
SUPERFUND
"1st Phase of Former Ind. Plant Cleanup Nearly Done." Associated Press, November 10, 2009.
"Navy's Vieques Training May Be Tied to Health Risks." New York Times, November 14, 2009.
CLEAN WATER
"EPA Proposes Penalties in Chesapeake Cleanup." Washington Post, November 10, 2009.
"EPA: Toxic Chemicals in Freshwater Fish Widespread." Associated Press, November 10, 2009.
ASBESTOS / LIBBY, MT
"Libby Official: EPA Must Pay for Lost Buildings." Associated Press, November 13, 2009.
07 NOVEMBER 09, Issue 651
In this issue:
SPILL
"EPA Faults SF Transit Agency for Diesel Spill." Associated Press, November 2, 2009.
"Toxic Spill at Irvine Market Hospitalizes 6." San Francisco Chronicle, November 3, 2009.
"Australia Launches Probe Into Massive Oil Spill." Associated Press, November 5, 2009.
BLAST ZONE
"10 Homes Damaged in Blast at Nearby Utah Refinery." Associated Press, November 5, 2009.
SUPERFUND
"EPA Adds US Magnesium to Superfund Site List." Associated Press, November 3, 2009.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Calif. Wants Boeing, NASA to Clean Up of Toxic Lab." Associated Press, November 5, 2009.
CLEAN AIR / PVC
"EPA to Impose Standards on PVC Plant Emissions." Associated Press, November 5, 2009.
COMPLIANCE / PESTICIDES
"EPA Fines California Pesticide Distributor." San Francisco Chronicle, November 4, 2009.
COMPLIANCE / UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
"Shell Oil to Pay $19.5M in Environmental Fines." Associated Press, November 6, 2009.
LOCAL / FORK LIFTS
"Mechanic killed at Iwilei business Forklift." Honolulu Advertiser, November 3, 2009.
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31 OCTOBER 09, Issue 650
In this issue:
SPILL / SAN FRANCISCO
"Oil Tanker Leaking Fuel Into SF Bay." Associated Press, October 30, 2009.
SPILL / INDONESIA
"Dead Fish Drifting in Indonesia After Oil Leak." Associated Press, October 30, 2009.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"EPA Settles With Detroit Co. Over Hazardous Waste." Associated Press, October 30, 2009.
CLEAN AIR / LEAD
"Mo. Smelter Downplays EPA Concerns About Lead." Associated Press, October 28, 2009.
COMPLIANCE
"OSHA Fines BP a Record $87M for Texas Refinery Fix." Associated Press, October 30, 2009.
"Nevada Construction Deaths Prompt Safety review." Associated Press, October 29, 2009.
24 OCTOBER 09, Issue 649
In this issue:
SPILL
"Pa. fines Cabot $56,650 for 3 chemical spills." Associated Press, October 22, 2009.
"Tanker Collision in Gulf Spills Oil Near Texas." Associated Press, October 21, 2009.
"Blaze Engulfs Massive Asphalt Spill Near Detroit." Associated Press, October 20, 2009.
CLEAN AIR / MERCURY
"Michigan Limits Mercury from Coal-Fired Plants." Associated Press, October 19, 2009.
COMPLIANCE / STATE PROGRAMS
Feds: Nevada Workplace Safety Woefully Lacking." Associated Press, October 20, 2009.
17 OCTOBER 09, Issue 648
In this issue:
CLEAN WATER ACT
"E.P.A. Vows Better Effort on Water." New York Times, October 16, 2009.
CLEAN AIR ACT
"Texas Heavy Industries Worry About EPA Crackdown." Associated Press, October 14, 2009.
CLEAN AIR / CHINA
"Beijing's Air Is Cleaner, but Far From Clean." New York Times, October 17, 2007.
PESTICIDES
"Activists Ask EPA for Tougher Pesticide Rules." The Associated Press, October 14, 2009.
10 OCTOBER 09, Issue 647
In this issue:
SPILL / UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
"ExxonMobil Appeals Judgment in Md. Leak Case." Associated Press, October 9, 2009.
HAZARDOUS WASTE / TRICHLOROETHYLENE
"Pollution an Enduring Legacy at Old Missile Sites." Associated Press, October 10, 2009.
SUPERFUND / DDT
"DDT Deposit Off Southern California Will Be Capped." Associated Press, October 5, 2009.
PESTICIDES / ATRAZINE
"EPA to Review Health Risk From Popular Weed Killer." Associated Press, October 7, 2009.
TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT
"Experts Debate Ways to Reform 1976 Toxics Law." New York Times, October 7, 2009.
COMPLIANCE
"Ill. Steel Company Cited for Safety Violations." Associated Press, October 6, 2009.
03 OCTOBER 09, Issue 646
In this issue:
SPILL
"As Oil Enriches Australia, Spill Is Seen as a Warning." New York Times, September 28, 2009.
HAZARDOUS WASTE / COMPLIANCE / MERCURY
"Southern Union Must Pay $18M in RI Mercury Case." Associated Press, October 2, 2009.
TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT
"White House Wants Tougher Rule on Toxic Substances." Associated Press, September 29, 2009.
DIOXIN
"Tentative Deal Reached in Dow Dioxin Talks." Associated Press, September 29, 2009.
ETHYLENE GLYCOL / CLEAN WATER
"EPA Seeks to Limit Plane Deicing Chemical Runoff." Associated Press, September 29, 2009.
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS
"EPA Tells Schools to Test Aging Caulk for PCBs." Associated Press, September 28, 2009.
RADON
"Reducing Radon's Toll." Washington Post, October 3, 2009.
PROCEDURAL CONTROLS / EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES
"Lawsuit Settled Over Deadly Miss. Paper Mill Blast." Associated Press, September 30, 2009.
EXCAVATION SAFETY
"Wis. Excavation Firm Agrees to Pay $474,000 Fine." Associated Press, September 30, 2009.
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26 SEPTEMBER 09, Issue 645
In this issue:
SPILL
"Oil Leak Shuts Down StatoilHydro Platform." Associated Press, September 25, 2009.
"BP Settles Spill Containment Violations." Associated Press, September 22, 2009.
COMBUSTIBLE DUST
"Report: Sugar Company Ignored Dangers Before Blast." Associated Press, September 24, 2009.
SAFE DRINKING WATER / LEAD
"School Drinking Water Contains Toxins." Associated Press, September 25, 2009.
COMPLIANCE
"BP Asks For More Time To Make Plant Improvements." Associated Press, September 23, 2009.
19 SEPTEMBER 09, Issue 644
In this issue:
HAZARDOUS WASTE / INCINERATION
"EPA Announces New Limits on Toxic Air Pollution from Medical Incinerators, Ending Legal Battle." Associated Press, September 16, 2009.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"EPA Reaches Agreement with Bridgeview Aerosol." Associated Press, September 18, 2009.
"Report: Great Lakes Toxic Cleanups Lagging Badly." Associated Press, September 15, 2009.
"Discarded Factory Chemicals Kill 3 in East China." Associated Press, September 16, 2009.
CLEAN AIR
"EPA Scraps Bush-Era Smog Rule and Will Start Over." Associated Press, September 16, 2009.
CLEAN WATER / LOCAL
"Chevron is Fined $43,500 for Alleged Pollution of Ocean." Honolulu Star Bulletin, Sep 16, 2009.
CLEAN WATER
"EPA to Limit Metal Discharges From Coal Plants." New York Times, September 15, 2009.
12 SEPTEMBER 09, Issue 643
In this issue:
SPILL
"200 Ordered to Stay Indoors After WVa Toxic Spill." Associated Press, September 8, 2009.
"Philippines Fears Oil Spill From Sunken Ferry; 9 Dead." Reuters, September 7, 2009.
PESTICIDES
"EPA Puts Limits on 3 Pesticides to Protect Salmon." Associated Press, September 11, 2009.
WORKER PROTECTION
"Settlement Proposals Due in IP Mill Explosion Suit." Associated Press, September 7, 2009.
05 SEPTEMBER 09, Issue 642
In this issue:
SPILL
"Report: Chemical explosion kills 18 in China.", Associated Press, September 2, 2009.
SUPERFUND
"Attorney: Ford Settles NJ toxic Waste Lawsuit." Associated Press, September 4, 2009.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Chevron: No Payment for Enviro Damages in Ecuador." Associated Press, September 1, 2009.
CHEMICAL WEAPONS
"EPA: Chemical Disposal Plant Properly Closed." Associated Press, August 31, 2009.
COMPLIANCE
"Suburban Company Cited for Workplace Safety Issues." Associated Press, September 5, 2009.
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29 AUGUST 09, Issue 641
In this issue:
SPILL
"Fire Tears Through Fuel Storage Plant Near Detroit." Associated Press, August 27, 2009.
SPILL / HAZMAT TRANSPORTATION / MERCURY
"Jet Passenger Held in Puerto Rico Mercury Spill." Associated Press, August 26, 2009.
CLEAN WATER ACT
"Coast Guard Proposes Ballast Water Rules." Associated Press, August 27, 2009.
SAFE DRINKING WATER / ATRAZINE
"Herbicide Found in Water May Pose Greater Danger." Washington Post, August 25, 2009.
GENERAL DUTY CLAUSE
"2 Companies, 2 Execs Indicted in Tunnel Deaths." Associated Press, August 28, 2009.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE / DRY CLEANING
"Camp Lejeune Residents Blame Rare Cancer Cluster on the Water." Los Angeles Times, August 26, 2009.
22 AUGUST 09, Issue 640
In this issue:
HAZARDOUS WASTE / PCBS
"EPA: Dig Planned for NY Site of Old Fort Beams." Associated Press, August 20, 2009.
CHINA / LEAD
"Clash at China Smelter After 100s of Kids Poisoned." Associated Press, August 17, 2009.
MERCURY
"Federal study shows mercury in fish widespread." Associated Press, August 20, 2009.
CLEAN AIR / ACID RAIN
"We've Come a Long Way Toward Curbing Acid Rain, but It's Still Around." Washington Post, August 20, 2009.
ENGULFEMENT
"Accident at Russian Hydroelectric Plant Kills 12." Associated Press, August 18, 2009.
15 AUGUST 09, Issue 639
In this issue:
SPILL
"Ship Operator Pleads Guilty in SF Bay Oil Spill." Associated Press, August 13, 2009.
SPILL / LOCAL
"Gas Blast Blew Out Metal Door." Honolulu Star Bulletin, Aug 15, 2009.
SUPERFUND
"Obama's EPA Plans Fewer Toxic Cleanups." Associated Press, August 10, 2009.
EXCAVATION SAFETY
"OSHA cites Wis. excavation firm with 5 violations." Associated Press, August 12, 2009.
CHEMICAL WEAPONS
"Vial Used for Chemical Agent Mustard Is Uncovered." Washington Post, August 13, 2009.
LEAD
"New Lead Limits Big Concern for Small Businesses." Associated Press, August 13, 2009.
"Lead Poisoning Sickens 600 Kids in China." Associated Press, August 14, 2009.
08 AUGUST 09, Issue 638
In this issue:
SPILL
"Mass. Chemical Leak Sends 100-Plus to Hospitals." The Associated Press, August 3, 2009.
HAZARDOUS WASTE / POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS
"PCB Cleanup Continues at ABB Site in Bloomington." Associated Press, August 3, 2009.
CLEAN WATER
"Monsanto Rounds Up Support, Dissent for Idaho Mine." Associated Press, August 8, 2009.
UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
"USDA Fined $30K for Storage Tanks in Puerto Rico." Associated Press, August 7, 2009.
EVACUATION
"Evacuation Ends After Michigan Fuel Facility Fire." Associated Press, August 5, 2009.
CONFINED SPACES
"OSHA Fines Companies for Fatal Oregon Explosion." Associated Press, August 6, 2009.
HEAT STRESS
"California Steps Up Efforts to Prevent Heat-Related Deaths Among Farmworkers." Los Angeles Times, August 3, 2009.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
"OSHA Alleges Safety Violations at MillerCoors." Associated Press, August 3, 2009.
RECORDKEEPPING
"OSHA Cites Wis. Postal Facility for Violations." Associated Press, August 6, 2009.
01 AUGUST 09, Issue 637
In this issue:
SPILL / AMMONIUM NITRATE
"Texas Plant Fire Under Control, Evacuations Lifted." Associated Press, July 31, 2009.
SPILL / EXXON VALDEZ
"4 Dirty Secrets of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill." San Francisco Chronicle, July 29, 2009.
HAZARDOUS WASTE / PERCHLOROETHYLENE
"Dry Cleaners Leave a Toxic Legacy." Chicago Tribune, July 26, 2009.
CLEAN AIR
"100 Cities: The Best and Worst Air Quality." San Francisco Chronicle, July 29, 2009.
BHOPAL
"Wife: NY Man Wanted in Bhopal Gas Leak 'Haunted'." Associated Press, August 1, 2009.
HEAT STRESS
"ACLU: Calif. Heat Rules Don't Protect Workers." Associated Press, July 30, 2009.
EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES
"1 dead, Several Hurt in NE Miss. Explosion." Associated Press, July 29, 2009.
JURISDICTION / OVERSIGHT
"Federal Officials Reviewing Nevada OSHA Oversight." Associated Press, July 31, 2009.
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25 JULY 09, Issue 636
In this issue:
SPILL
"Texas Cleaning Up Oil Blobs on South Padre Island." Associated Press, July 23, 2009.
UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
"Indiana Gets $4 Million for Gas Tank Cleanups." Associated Press, July 20, 2009.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"EPA Vows to Examine Impact of Hazardous Waste on Poor Communities." Los Angeles Times, July 22, 2009.
LOCAL / HAZARDOUS WASTE / CHEMICAL WEAPONS
"NOAA to Track Munitions in Sea." Honolulu Star Bulletin, Jul 22, 2009.
TOXICOLOGY / AGENT ORANGE
"Agent Orange Linked to Heart Disease, Parkinson's." Reuters, July 24, 2009.
FORMALDEHYDE
"Report Blasts FEMA on Storm Trailer Formaldehyde." Associated Press, July 23, 2009.
FALLING OBJECT PROTECTION
"Trucker Dies from Falling Pipe at Tenn. Ash Site." Associated Press, July 20, 2009.
CLEAN AIR / LEAD MONITORING
"EPA Wants Better Monitoring of Airborne Lead." Associated Press, July 22, 2009.
18 JULY 09, Issue 635
In this issue:
SPILL
"Settlement Reached in RI Mercury Spill Case." The Associated Press, July 17, 2009.
"Federal Jury Awards $1.25 Million in Chemical Leak." Associated Press, July 14, 2009.
HAZARDOUS WASTE / MINING
"EPA Writing Rules for Hardrock Mine Cleanups." Associated Press, July 13, 2009.
HAZARDOUS WASTE / LEAD
"EPA Plan for Missouri Lead Waste Worries Residents." Associated Press, July 17, 2009.
EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES
"Explosion at a Petrochemical Plant in Eastern France Kills 2, Injures 6." Associated Press, July 15, 2009.
COMPATABILITY
"2 Injured in Explosion at Chicago Factory." Associated Press, July 17, 2009.
EXCAVATION SAFETY
"OSHA Fines Fla. Contractor MasTec $75,000." Associated Press, July 17, 2009.
HOUSEKEEPPING / FALLING OBJECT PROTECTION
"OSHA Fines Neb. Store for Fatal Safety Violations." Associated Press, July 14, 2009.
11 JULY 09, Issue 634
In this issue:
SPILL
"Blaze at Wis. Meatpacking Plant Causes Evacuation." Associated Press, July 6, 2009.
CHEMICAL WEAPONS / LOCAL
"Schofield Workers Find Phosgene-Filled Mortar." Honolulu Star Bulletin, Jul 11, 2009.
WORKER SAFETY
"Federal Agency Probes Disney World Monorail Death." Associated Press, July 6, 2009.
STORMWATER / CLEAN WATER
"Car Washers Seeing More Rules on Soapy Runoff." Associated Press, July 10, 2009.
04 JULY 09, Issue 633
In this issue:
LOCAL / BROWNFIELDS
"EPA Awards $200,000 to Clean Up Kapolei Land." Associated Press, Jun 30, 2009.
CONFINED SPACES / TOXIC ATMOSPHERES
"3 Workers Dead at Waste Plant in Queens." New York Times, June 29, 2009.
SUPERFUND
"Superfund cleanup begins near Stockton channel." Associated Press, June 29, 2009.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"EPA allows TVA to dump spilled coal ash in Ala." Associated Press, July 2, 2009.
HAZARDOUS WASTE / DDT
"SoCal Asian Communities Aim to Weed Out Toxic Fish." Associated Press, July 4, 2009.
CLEAN WATER
"EPA Proposes Regulations to Cut Ship Pollution." Associated Press, July 1, 2009.
CLEAN AIR
"EPA to Let Calif. Set Own Auto Emissions Limits." Washington Post, July 1, 2009.
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27 JUNE 09, Issue 632
In this issue:
HAZARDOUS WASTE / DDT
"EPA Plan Targets Vast DDT Deposit Off Calif. Coast." Associated Press, June 23, 2009.
CLEAN WATER
"EPA Says Monsanto Mine Violates Law." Associated Press, June 25, 2009.
"Court OKs Dumping Gold Mine Waste in Lake." Associated Press, June 22, 2009.
CLEAN AIR / CANCER
"Air Has Elevated Cancer Risk in 600 Neighborhoods." Associated Press, June 24, 2009.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION
"Ill. Derailment Revives Hazardous Cargo Debate." Associated Press, June 27, 2009.
CONFINED SPACES
"OSHA Seeks $1.1M in Penalties From Wis. Company." Associated Press, June 22, 2009.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"Did Toxic Chemical in Iraq Cause GIs' Illnesses?" Associated Press, June 27, 2009.
20 JUNE 09, Issue 631
In this issue:
SPILL
"Evacuations Ordered in Texas Train Spill." Associated Press, June 17, 2009.
SPILL / EXXON VALDEZ
"Exxon Must Pay $480 Million in Interest Over Valdez Oil Tanker Spill." Associated Press, June 16, 2009.
SUPERFUND / ASBESTOS / LIBBY, MONTANA
"Asbestos-Coated Libby, Mont., Gets Federal Cleanup." Associated Press, June 18, 2009.
HAZARDOUS WASTE / DIOXIN
"EPA Sets Timeline for Dow Dioxin Cleanup in Mich." Associated Press, June 18, 2009.
SAFETY INSPECTIONS / VOLUNTARY PROTECTION PROGRAM
"GAO Says Labor Dept Let Some Businesses With Poor Safety Records Avoid Routine Inspections." Associated Press, June 18, 2009.
13 JUNE 09, Issue 630
In this issue:
EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES
"NC Slim Jim factory blast caused by gas leak." Associated Press, June 13, 2009.
CLEAN AIR
"Fuel-Storage Company Pleads Guilty in Smog Case." San Francisco Chronicle, June 9, 2009.
DDT / HAZARDOUS WASTE
"EPA Seeks to Clean Up DDT-Tainted Site Off Palos Verdes Peninsula." Los Angeles Times, June 12, 2009.
SUPERFUND
"Superfund Money to Clean 'Mouth of the Beast'." San Francisco Chronicle, June 12, 2009.
MINING
"Mountaintop Mining To Get More Scrutiny." Washington Post, June 11, 2009.
TOXIC ATMOSPHERES
"Tyson Foods Fined $500,000 After Worker Death." Associated Press, June 12, 2009.
06 JUNE 09, Issue 629
In this issue:
SPILL
"Roads in Kalaeloa Reopened After Ammonia Leak at Campbell Industrial." Honolulu Advertiser, June 1, 2009.
CLANDESTINE LABS
"Mo. Meth Labs Still Rampant Despite Tougher Rules." Associated Press, June 3, 2009.
CLEAN AIR
"Millions of Tons of TVA Coal Ash Coming to Ala." Associated Press, June 5, 2009.
TOXIC ATMOSPHERES
"1 Illegal Miners Found Dead in South Africa." Associated Press, June 2, 2009.
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30 MAY 09, Issue 628
In this issue:
SPILL
"29 Dublin homes evacuated after gas spill." San Francisco Chronicle, May 30, 2009.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"3 Treated for Chemical Exposure at UI." Associated Press, May 29, 2009.
CHEMICAL WEAPONS
"Plant to Destroy Chemical Weapons Opens in Russia." Washington Post, May 30, 2009.
"Ky. Chemical Weapons Site Reports 2 Minor Leaks." Associated Press, May 26, 2009.
CROWD MANAGEMENT
"OSHA Cites Wal-Mart in NY Worker's '08 Crowd Death." Associated Press, May 26, 2009.
23 MAY 09, Issue 627
In this issue:
SPILL / CHLORINE
"Small leak Triggers Campbell Evacuation." Honolulu Star Bulletin, May 23, 2009.
DEMOLITION / FALLING OBJECT PROTECTION
"Worker Fails to Get Out Before Old Tower Falls." Honolulu Star Bulletin, May 17, 2009.
CLEAN WATER ACT
"EPA Fines Companies for Fouling Bay Area Waterways." Associated Press, May 20, 2009.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
"EPA Finds Suspect Materials in Foreign Drywall." Associated Press, May 19, 2009.
16 MAY 09, Issue 626
In this issue:
SPILL
"EPA to Oversee Cleanup of TVA Coal Ash Spill." Associated Press, May 11, 2009.
"Wis. Chemical Plant Fire Chases People from Homes." Associated Press, May 12, 2009.
"Cosco Busan Operator Offers Guilty Plea." San Francisco Chronicle, May 12, 2009.
EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES
"Official: Ark. Explosion Victims Died from Impact." Associated Press, May 13, 2009.
SUPERFUND / PCBS
"GE Dredging of PCBs from Upper Hudson River Begins." Associated Press, May 15, 2009.
STORMWATER
"Alaska Mine Owners Agree to Penalty for Violations." Associated Press, May 12, 2009.
BLOOD BORNE PATHOGENS / MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE
"NorCal Wal-Mart Workers to be Tested for Hepatitis." Associated Press, May 15, 2009.
PESTICIDES
"Pesticide Carbofuran Banned for Food Crops." Associated Press, May 11, 2009.
CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY
"Ill-Fated Fridge Cleanup Sickens 28 in San Jose." San Francisco Chronicle, May 13, 2009.
09 MAY 09, Issue 625
In this issue:
LABORATORY SAFETY
"State fines UCLA in fatal lab fire." Los Angeles Times, May 5, 2009.
SUPERFUND / LIABILITY
"Supreme Court Says Shell Not Responsible for Contaminated Site Cleanup Costs." Associated Press, May 4, 2009.
SUPERFUND / PCBS
"Costly Superfund Dredging Set for Hudson River." Associated Press, May 9, 2009.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION / NUCLEAR WASTE
"Nuclear Waste Disposed of in Utah Despite SC, NJ, Connecticut Having Own Site for It." Associated Press, May 5, 2009.
ASBESTOS
"W.R. Grace Acquitted In Mont. Asbestos Case." Washington Post, May 9, 2009.
02 MAY 09, Issue 624
In this issue:
SPILL
"Tenn. Ash Spill Estimate Increases to $975M." Associated Press, May 1, 2009.
SUPERFUND
"Without Superfund Tax, Stimulus Aids Cleanups." New York Times, April 26, 2009.
CHEMICAL HYGIENE
"New Details Emerge in Fatal UCLA Lab Fire." Los Angeles Times, April 29, 2009.
COMPLIANCE
"Gov't to Propose New Rules on Workplace Safety." Associated Press, April 28, 2009.
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25 APRIL 09, Issue 623
In this issue:
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"EPA: ARCO to Spend $10.2M for NV Mine Cleanup." Associated Press, April 22, 2009.
TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY
"EPA Restores Stricter Reporting of Toxic Pollution." Associated Press, April 21, 2009.
BIODIESEL
"Backyard Refineries Blamed for Fires, Explosions." Associated Press, April 22, 2009.
MERCURY
"EPA Proposes Mercury Cutbacks at Cement Plants." Associated Press, April 21, 2000.
PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT
"Safety Panel Cites Errors in Blast at Chemical Plant." New York Times, April 24, 2009.
18 APRIL 09, Issue 622
In this issue:
SPILL
"Vapor Cloud from Ohio Chemical Leak Dissipating." Associated Press, April 18, 2009.
"Blast at Missouri Chemical Plant Injures Worker." Associated Press, April 13, 2009.
SUPERFUND
"EPA Selects 50 Polluted Sites for Stimulus Money." Associated Press, April 15, 2009.
CLEAN AIR
"EPA Says Emissions Are Threat To Public." Washington Post, April 18, 2009.
EPIDEMIOLOGY
"EPA Will Test Pesticides' Effect on Endocrine System." Washington Post, April 15, 2009.
EXCAVATION SAFETY
"Cadott Man Killed in Excavation Accident." Associated Press, April 15, 2009.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"Ala. Jury Sides With PCBs Maker in Contamination Case, Rejects That Chemicals Caused Illnesses." Associated Press, April 15, 2009.
"Plant Workers File Lawsuits Claiming That Exposure to Butter Flavoring Damaged Their Health." Associated Press, April 17, 2009.
11 APRIL 09, Issue 621
In this issue:
SPILL
"Allen Co. Library Cleans Up Diesel Spill." Associated Press, April 9, 2009.
SUPERFUND
"EPA May Add Puerto Rico Plant to Superfund List." Associated Press, April 9, 2009.
PERCHLOROETHYLENE
"EPA Is Reconsidering Dry Cleaners' Use of Cancer-Causing Chemical." Washington Post, April 8, 2009, A3.
04 APRIL 09, Issue 620
In this issue:
SPILL
"Alaska, US Government File Civil Lawsuits Against BP for Oil Spills on North Slope." Associated Press, April 1, 2009.
AIR QUALITY
"EPA to Test Air Around 62 Schools in 22 States." Associated Press, March 31, 2009.
ENFORCEMENT
"Labor Department Enforcement Lacking, Probe Finds." Associated Press, April 1, 2009.
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28 MARCH 09, Issue 619
In this issue:
SPILL / EXXON VALDEZ
"Nation's Worst Oil Spill Hits 20-Year Mark." Associated Press, March 24, 2009.
SPILL
"Chemical Spill Forces Evacuation in Pennsylvania." Associated Press, March 22, 2009.
WORKER SAFETY
"11 Chinese Workers Killed in Ceiling Collapse." The Associated Press, March 23, 2009.
21 MARCH 09, Issue 618
In this issue:
SPILL
"5,000 Evacuated After Hazardous Acid Spill in Pa." Associated Press, March 21, 2009.
ASBESTOS / WORKER RIGHTS
"Worker Alleges Asbestos Problem at Smithsonian Museum." Associated Press, March 18, 2009.
TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY
"EPA Reports Uptick in Some Toxic Chemicals in 2007." Associated Press, March 19, 2009.
14 MARCH 09, Issue 617
In this issue:
SPILL
"Official: Australian Oil Spill Worse Than Thought." Associated Press, March 14, 2009.
"Md. Jury Finds Exxon Mobil Liable for $150 Million." Associated Press, March 12, 2009.
"Chemical Spill Leads to Evacuation at Ga. School." Associated Press, March 10, 2009.
"Fumes Force Evacuation of 500 From Denver Hospital." Associated Press, March 9, 2009.
LOCAL / HAZARDOUS WASTE
"EPA Cleans Up Toxins at Illegal Hawaii Dump." Honolulu Advertiser, March 14, 2009.
CLEAN WATER
"Polluting Russian Factory on Largest Freshwater Lake Closed for Good After Decades of Protests." Associated Press, March 13, 2009.
TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY
"Reporting Rules for Chemical Releases Toughened." Washington Post, March 12, 2009, A2.
GREENHOUSE GASES
"EPA Plans U.S. Registry of Greenhouse Gas Emissions." Washington Post, March 11, 2009, A2.
SAFETY TRAINING
"More Worker Safety Training Sought." Associated Press, March 11, 2009.
07 MARCH 09, Issue 616
In this issue:
LABORATORY SAFETY / PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
"Deadly UCLA Lab Fire Leaves Haunting Questions." Los Angeles Times, March 1, 2009.
HAZARDOUS WASTE / DIOXIN
"Dow Agrees to Dioxin Cleanup in Saginaw Township Park." Associated Press, March 4, 2009.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE / AIR QUALITY
"EPA to Test Schools' Air for Toxic Chemicals." Associated Press, Monday, March 2, 2009.
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28 FEBRUARY 09, Issue 615
In this issue:
SPILL / LOCAL
"Gas Spill Turns H-1 Into a Parking Lot." Honolulu Advertiser, February 22, 2009.
SPILL
"Hazardous Fertilizer Spills in Las Vegas Crash." Associated Press, February 25, 2009.
"Truck flip, oil spill shut down I-5 in East LA." Associated Press, February 24, 2009.
ASBESTOS / LIBBY, MONTANA
"Trial Begins Over Asbestos-Contaminated Mont. Town." Associated Press, February 23, 2009.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"Breathing Problems Reported Near Tenn. Ash Spill." Associated Press, February 27, 2009.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE / CLANDESTINE LABS
"Meth Makers Leave Behind a Toxic Trail at Motels." Associated Press, February 23, 2009.
EXCAVATION SAFETY
"OSHA Cites Bloomer Firm for Cave-In Hazards." Associated Press, February 25, 2009.
21 FEBRUARY 09, Issue 614
In this issue:
SPILL
"China Shuts Xhemical Plant After Water Polluted." Associated Press, February 21, 2009.
CLEAN AIR
"EPA May Reverse Bush, Limit Carbon Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants." Washington Post, February 18, 2009, A2.
14 FEBRUARY 09, Issue 613
In this issue:
SPILL
"65,000 Gallons of Oil Sludge Spills Near Chicago." Associated Press, February 9, 2009.
"TVA: Cleaning Tenn. spill could cost $825 million." Associated Press, February 12, 2009.
"Feds Review Huge Mercury Spill." San Francisco Chronicle, February 8, 2009.
DECONTAMINATION
"Man in Critical Condition After Exposure to a Chemical." San Francisco Chronicle, February 14, 2009.
DIOXIN
"Ex-EPA official worried about Mich. dioxin cleanup." Associated Press, February 11, 2009.
EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES
"Wis. Paper Mill Pays $22,500 Fine After Explosion." Associated Press, February 12, 2009.
07 FEBRUARY 09, Issue 612
In this issue:
SPILL
"Ohio Village Water Supply Flushed After Acid Dump." Associated Press, February 3, 2009.
"At Least 50 Killed in Kenya Oil Fire.’" Reuters, February 1, 2009.
CLEAN AIR / GREENHOUSE GASES
"Obama Seeks Tougher Controls on Mercury Emissions." Associated Press, February 6, 2009.
EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES
"Explosion at Wisconsin Power Plant Injures 6." Associated Press, February 3, 2009.
"Scarred Ga. Sugar Blast Victims Hope for New Rules." Associated Press, February 6, 2009.
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31 JANUARY 09, Issue 611
In this issue:
SPILL
"Fuel Tanker Overturns, Spills Diesel on Dulles Greenway." Washington Post, January 27, 2009, B1.
"Chemical Spill Fouls St. Marys River in Fort Wayne." Associated Press, January 31, 2009.
CLEAN AIR / GREENHOUSE GASES
"Obama Signals His Administration May Be Ready to Regulate Greenhouse Gases." Associated Press, January 27, 2009.
LEAD
"High Lead Levels Found in D.C. Kids." Washington Post, January 27, 2009, A1.
HAZARD COMMUNICATION
"Ill. Firm Fined $22,500 After Explosion in Wis." Associated Press, January 27, 2009.
24 JANUARY 09, Issue 610
In this issue:
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"Woman Badly Burned in UCLA Chemical Fire Dies." Associated Press, January 20, 2009.
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS
"Mystery PCB Surfaces in Chicago, Baffling Researchers." Chicago Tribune, January 22, 2009.
CLEAN AIR
"Study: Cleaner Air adds 5 Months to US Life Span." Associated Press, January 22, 2009.
"Schwarzenegger Asks Obama for Tailpipe Rules." Associated Press, January 22, 2009.
17 JANUARY 09, Issue 609
In this issue:
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"EPA Finds Toxins Throughout Columbia Basin." Associated Press, January 15, 2009.
"Gold Mine Wants Court to OK Dumping Waste in Lake." Associated Press, January 12, 2009.
"Shell Fined $1 Million for Alleged PR Pollution." Associated Press, January 14, 2009.
MERCURY / CLEAN AIR ACT
"EPA to Regulate Mercury from Cement Plants." Associated Press, January 16, 2009.
CLEAN WATER
"U.S. Warns of Teflon Chemical in Water." Chicago Tribune, January 16, 2009.
10 JANUARY 09, Issue 608
In this issue:
SPILL
"Ala. Plant Accident Heightens Pressure on TVA." Associated Press, January 9, 2009.
COAL ASH
"Toxic Coal Ash Piling Up in Ponds in 32 States." Associated Press, January 9, 2009.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"New TSA Uniforms Trigger a Rash of Complaints." Washington Post, January 5, 2009.
03 JANUARY 09, Issue 607
In this issue:
SPILL
"Elevated Arsenic Levels Found Near Tenn. Ash Spill." Associated Press, January 2, 2009.
ENFORCEMENT
"BP Pays Fines for Safety Violations at Whiting Refinery." Chicago Tribune, December 30, 2008.
LABORATORY SAFETY
"Woman Burned After Chemicals Ignite at UCLA Campus." Associated Press, December 29, 2008.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"U.S. Steel Plans to Treat Benzene-Tainted Water." Associated Press, January 1, 2009.
CLEAN WATER ACT
"EPA Called A 'Negative Factor' in Bay Cleanup." Washington Post, December 30, 2008; B1.
ENFORCEMENT / OSHA
"Under Bush, OSHA Mired in Inaction." Washington Post, December 29, 2008; A1.