Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

March 19, 2014

Workshop on Principles and Best Practices for Sharing Data from Environmental Health Research

The IOM Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine will host a workshop on Principles and Best Practices for Sharing Data from Environmental Health Research. Webcast and in-person event starting at 8:30 a.m.

Lady Bird, a Massive Machine Digs Out a Solution To DC Wastewater Woes

"A massive machine — longer than a football field — is munching away beneath Washington like a giant earthworm. Before it’s done, it will devour about 2 million cubic yards of soil that has been sitting under the city since the days of the dinosaurs."

Source: Wash Post, 02/21/2014

WV Gov Asks CDC for More Tests, Health-Monitoring

"Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is urging federal health officials immediately to conduct more lab studies on the chemicals that spilled into a public water supply last month. The governor also asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its partners for guidance on long-term health monitoring for the nine counties exposed to the chemicals."

Source: AP, 02/19/2014

West Virginia: "DEP on Hot Seat Over Chemical Tanks"

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Lawmakers on Thursday grilled the Tomblin administration about more than 20 categories of chemical storage tanks that would be exempted from key safety provisions of legislation proposed in response to the Jan. 9 leak that contaminated drinking water for 300,000 West Virginians."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 02/14/2014

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