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19 DECEMBER 2015, Issue 852
In this issue:
TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT
"A major Chemical Safety Bill Could Become Law by Early Next Year. Here’s What You Should Know." Washington Post, December 19, 2015.
BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS
"Even Though Snakebites Kill 200,000 Every Year, Research Loses Funding." Washington Post, December 14, 2015.
24 OCTOBER 2015, Issue 851
In this issue:
SPILL
"Probe Finds EPA Error Caused Mine Spill it Hoped to Avoid." Associated Press, October 22, 2015.
SPILL / EXXON VALDEZ
"U.S., Alaska Says Will Not Seek Additional $92 Million From Exxon for Valdez Spill." Reuters, October. 15, 2015.
ODOR THRESHOLD / NUISSANCE ODOR
"The World's Smelliest Place? This Amazon River Town Where 5,000 Cattle Drowned Last Week." Washington Post, October 16, 2015.
MACHINE GUARDING
"Agency Cites Ashley Furniture for Alleged Safety Violations." Associated Press, October 19, 2015.
19 SEPTEMBER 2015, Issue 850
In this issue:
SPILL
"2007 Pearl spill dwarfs Red Hill leak." Honolulu Star Advertiser, September 19, 2015.
"Shoddy Records Cited in California Oil Spill." Associated Press, September 12, 2015.
WORKER SAFETY
"OSHA Upholds Fines Against Producers of 'Midnight Rider'." Los Angeles Times, September 16, 2015.
EXPLOSION
"Final Death Toll Set at 173 in China Warehouse Explosion." Associated Press, September 11, 2015.
HAZARDOUS WASTE
"Researchers Find Heavy Metals Along River After Mine Spill." Associated Press, September 18, 2015.
29 AUGUST 2015, Issue 849
In this issue:
SPILL
"Oily Spill Closes Popular Beach at New York’s Lake George." Associated Press, August 28, 2015.
"Million Gallons of Wastewater Closes Another Beach in Hawaii." Associated Press, August 28, 2015.
CONFINED SPACE / HAZARDOUS ATMOSPHERES
"Workers Overcome by Gases at China Paper Mill, 7 Die, 2 Hurt." Associated Press, August 29, 2015.
"1 Dead After Chemical Tank Explosion at Fertilizer Plant." Associated Press, August 19, 2015.
EXCAVATION SAFETY
"Man Killed in Ohio After Deep Trench Collapses on Him." Associated Press, August 5, 2015.
FALL PROTECTION
"1 Worker Dead, 1 Injured in Fall From Roof at Vikings Stadium." Chicago Tribune, August 26, 2015.
FORKLIFT
"Army Vet Hurt in McCormick Place Forklift Accident Awarded $15.2 Million." Chicago Tribune, August 28, 2015.
SCAFFOLD
"Cause Sought in Deadly New Mexico Scaffold Collapse." Associated Press, August 19, 2015.
08 AUGUST 2015, Issue 848
In this issue:
MOLASSES SPILL
"Matson Will Pay $15.4M in Molasses Spill Settlement." Honolulu Star Advertiser, July 30, 2015.
SPILL
"EPA: No Word Yet on Health Risk From Colorado Mine Spill." Associated Press, August 7, 2015.
FALL PROTECTION
"Industrial Engineer Dies After Fall in Laboratory Freezer." Associated Press, July 24, 2015.
ASBESTOS
"Authorities Worry That Many U.S. Schools Could Have Dangerous Asbestos." Washington Pose, August 5, 2015.
BERYLLIUM
"Obama Administration Plans New Workplace Limits On Beryllium." Associated Press, August 6, 2015.
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11 JULY 2015, Issue 847
In this issue:
SPILL / GULF OIL SPILL / BP
"BP to Pay Record $18.7 Billion to States Affected by Spill." Associated Press, July 4, 2015.
SPILL
"California Beach to Reopen 2 Months After oil Spill." Associated Press July 10, 2015.
COMPLIANCE / DUPONT
"US Agency: Deaths Show DuPont has 'Failed' Safety Program." Associated Press July 9 2015.
HEARING CONSERVATION
"Noisy Traffic Linked to Higher Stroke Rate." July 6, 2015.
13 JUNE 2015, Issue 846
In this issue:
SPILL
"US Says Exxon Must Pay $1 Million Penalty for Montana Spill." Associated Press June 12, 2015.
"Firefighters Battle Blaze at Chemical Plant in Pennsylvania." Associated Press, June 8, 2015.
CLEAN AIR / AIRLINES
"EPA Says It Intends to Regulate Emissions by US Airliners." Associated Press, June 10, 2015.
16 MAY 2015, Issue 845
In this issue:
SPILL
"US Says Decade-Old Gulf Oil Leak Could Last Another Century." Associated Press, May 16, 2015.
SPILL / CHLORINE
"55-Gallon Chlorine Spill Injures Pool Worker." Washington Post, May 12, 2015.
SPILL / WORKER SAFETY
"US Cites DuPont Over Gas Leak That Killed 4 Workers." Associated Press, May 14, 2015.
CONFINED SPACES / CONSTRUCTION
"Workers in Confined Spaces to Come Under Protection Rule."Associated press, May 1, 2015.
FIRE SAFETY
"NASCAR Mandates Fire Safety Gear After Pit Road Blazes." Associated Press, May 15, 2015.
CLEAN AIR / INCINERATION
"EPA: Waste Incinerator Released Dangerous Toxins Into Air." Associated Press, May 15, 2015.
25 APRIL 2015, Issue 844
In this issue:
SPILL / COMPLIANCE
"Exxon Mobil Firms to Pay Nearly $5M for Arkansas Oil Spill." Associated Press, April 22, 2015.
SCAFFOLDS
"OSHA Cites Michigan Company in Ohio Deaths of 2 Painters." Associated Press, April 22, 2015.
CLEAN AIR / COAL
"Neighbors Complain of Norfolk Southern Coal Dust." Associated Press, April 24, 2015.
04 APRIL 2015, Issue 843
In this issue:
SPILL
"Mexico Says Oil Spill Avoided After Deadly Offshore Blaze." Associated Press, April 2, 2015.
SPILL / DIESEL
"Oregon Home Demolished After Diesel Dumped Into Basement." By Associated Press March 29, 2015.
WORKER EXPOSURE / ASBESTOS
"Feds: Franklin Park Metal Company Didn't Tell Workers About Asbestos." Chicago Tribune, April 2, 2015.
PESTICIDES / METHYL BROMIDE
"Pesticide May Have Sickened Delaware Family in the Caribbean." Associated Press, March 24, 2015.
PESTICIDES / TOXICOLOGY
"Pesticide Residue in Fruits and Vegetables Associated With Low Sperm Count." Washington Post Editorial, March 30, 2015.
COMPLIANCE / REPORTING
"Monsanto Fined for Not Reporting Idaho Chemical Releases." Associated Press, March 26, 2015.
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21 MARCH 2015, Issue 842
In this issue:
SPILL
"Authorities Clean Up Small Mississippi River Oil Spill." Associated Press, March 15, 2015.
"Evacuation Lifted After Chemical Leak in Menasha." Associated Press, March 16, 2015.
CARCINOGENS / PESTICIDES
"Popular Weed Killer Deemed Probable Carcinogen by UN." Associated Press, March 20, 2015.
MACHINE GUARDING
"Ohio Bowling Alley Cited for Violations After Worker’s Death." Associated Press, March 17, 2015.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
"McDonald’s Workers Detail Burns, Job Hazards." Associated Press, March 16, 2015.
28 FEBRUARY 2015, Issue 841
In this issue:
SPILL
"Train Carrying 3 Million Gallons of Crude Still Burning." Associated Press, February17, 2015.
"Student Brings Mercury, Spills It at School; No One Hurt." Associated Press February20, 2015.
"Chemical Blast in Spain Spreads Toxic Cloud." Associated Press, February 12, 2015.
TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY
"AES Hawaii tops emissions list, followed by HECO, military." Honolulu Star Advertiser, February 27, 2015.
07 FEBRUARY 2015, Issue 840
In this issue:
SPILL / PIPELINE SAFETY
"Big Montana Oil Spill is Latest Involving Pipeline Company." Associated Press, January31, 2015.
CLEAN WATER
"California Permitted Oilfield Discharge in Protected Water." Associated Press, February 5, 2015.
ENFORCEMENT
"OSHA Cites Ashley Furniture Over Dozens of Safety Violations." New York Times, February 2, 2015.
ENFORCEMENT / CHROMIUM / CANCER
"Illinois Manufacturer Cited for Exposing Workers to Carcinogen." Chicago Tribune, February 4, 2015.
MERCURY
"Mercury Levels Rising in Pacific Yellowfin Tuna, Study Says." Los Angeles Times, February 2, 2015.
17 JANUARY 2015, Issue 839
In this issue:
SPILL
"Ohio EPA: No Contamination Detected After Refinery Explosion." Associated Press, January11, 2015.
GULF OIL SPILL
"More oil was spilled in Gulf of Mexico than BP estimated, judge rules." Associated Press, January 15, 2015.
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
"DuPont Workers May Have Been Exposed to Toxic gas for Years." Associated Press, January13, 2015.
CLEAN AIR
"EPA Delays Rule to Cut Carbon From New Coal Power Plants." Associated Press, January7, 2015.
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