Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

GAO To Rebuke CDC for Playing Down Health Risk From Lead In DC Water

"The Government Accountability Office is preparing to issue a report that rebukes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for saying in 2004 that elevated levels of lead in the District’s tap water did not pose a public health threat and for failing to quickly clarify its findings as complaints mounted."

04/04/2011
March 21, 2011

Webcast: Briefing on NRC Response to Recent Nuclear Events in Japan

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be briefed by its staff on the NRC’s response to the ongoing nuclear event in Japan in a public meeting on March 21, 9-11 a.m. at NRC HQ in Rockville, Md. The event will be webcast.

"Maryland Lab Destroys Documentation On Lead Poisoning Of Children"

"Maryland's health secretary said Friday that his department's laboratory has destroyed test results dating to the 1980s documenting lead poisoning of Maryland children - potentially thousands of records that plaintiffs' lawyers say are crucial to pursuing lawsuits seeking damages on behalf of poisoned children and their families."

03/15/2011

PA Gov Gives Energy Exec Supremacy Over Environmental Permitting

"Pennsylvania has come under fire lately as pollution from drilling in the Marcellus Shale threatens water resources across the state. But instead of ratcheting up oversight, Gov. Tom Corbett wants to hand authority over some of the state’s most critical environmental decisions to C. Alan Walker, a Pennsylvania energy executive with his own track record of running up against the state’s environmental regulations."

03/10/2011
March 5, 2011

Poisons: When Good Chemicals Turn Bad

This seminar, presented by the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program in collaboration with the Society of Toxicology, features an overview of the latest research in the science of toxicology, the study of the adverse effects of chemical, biological, and physical substances on people, animals, and the environment.

April 7, 2011

Writing Our Way Home: A Memoir Workshop

Want to generate meaningful material about your life? The Word Studio in Philadelphia invites you to a workshop about writing deeply on the theme of home with Susan Tiberghien, author of three memoirs and a book on writing, One Year to a Writing Life.

March 12, 2011

From the Slush Pile to the Bookshelf: Strategies for Getting Published

Do you have a manuscript that you’re ready to submit for publication or one in the works? Are you interested in learning about the publishing process and ways to get into print? The Word Studio in Philadelphia invites you to a workshop with Pam Jenoff, author of four published novels including international bestseller and Quill nominee The Kommandant's Girl, who will share her lessons learned.

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