By Environment News Service
Five of the 57 ingredients in dispersants approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use on oil spills are linked to cancer, finds a new research report based on data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by environmental groups on the Gulf of Mexico.
The report from Earthjustice, an environmental law firm, along with Toxipedia Consulting Services, is based on material released by the U.S. EPA in response to a Freedom of Information Act request made by Earthjustice on behalf of the Gulf Restoration Network and the Florida Wildlife Federation.
Posted in BP oil Gulf, Environment, Healthcare, Obama and Company
Tagged Cancer, corexit 9500, corexit 9527, dispersants, Earthjustice, EPA, gulf oil disaster, Gulf Restoration Network, Toxipedia
Kingston TN coal ash spill 2008
By Paul Napoli
The Injury Board
A new study has identified 39 additional coal ash dumpsites in 21 states that are contaminating water supplies with heavy metals, showing the government is inadequately monitoring these disposal sites and lax at regulating the toxic waste. The study is entitled IN HARM’S WAY: Lack of Federal Coal Ash Regulations Endangers Americans and Their Environment and was released just days before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) starts a series of hearings across the U.S. to consider regulation of toxic coal ash waste.
Posted in Energy, Environment, Healthcare
Tagged coal ash, coal ash hearings, Coal Fired Power Plant, Contamination, Earthjustice, EIP, Environmental, Environmental Integrity Project, EPA, Sierra Club, The Center for Public Integrity, Toxic