Wisc. Train Derails, Spills 18,000+ Gallons of Ethanol Into Mississippi

"Of 32 BNSF train cars that hurtled off the tracks near Alma, Wis., on Saturday, five of them broke open and spilled at least 18,000 gallons of ethanol into the Mississippi River, the railroad company said."

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 11/09/2015
December 4, 2015 to December 5, 2015

The Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel (CAP) and Public Meetings

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry invites the public to two meetings: The CAP Meeting (Dec 4) and to hear from the authors of a group of health studies that have been conducted to better understand the impact of exposure to contaminated drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC (Dec 5).

"EPA Used Monsanto’s Research to Give Roundup a Pass"

EPA's conclusion that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup (and the most widely used herbicide in the world) was not an endocrine disruptor was based largely on studies conducted by Monsanto. Independent studies found more health-related problems with glyphosate. Most pesticide registrations rely primarily on health studies paid for by companies.

Source: The Intercept, 11/04/2015

"Fed Rule Would Ban Widely Used Nerve-Agent Pesticide"

"Federal regulators on Friday proposed a zero-tolerance policy for food-borne residues of a pesticide widely used on edible crops nationwide, effectively ending its application to more than a dozen crops, including tree nuts, soybeans, corn, wheat, apples and citrus."

Source: LA Times, 11/02/2015


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