Chemicals

"Loopholes in National Railroad Policy Take Communities By Surprise"

Trains carrying hazardous liquids have recently caused more than a dozen explosions, fires, and spills around the country. But communities have little say over hazardous rail facilities in their midst. The rail industry is exploiting obscure historic exemptions from state and local laws protecting communities.

Elevated Lead Found in More Flint Kids After Water Switch, Study Finds

"FLINT, MI -- More Flint infants and children are being found with elevated levels of lead in their blood since the city switched to using the Flint River as its water source, according to a new study by a Hurley Medical Center doctor."

Source: Flint Journal, 09/25/2015

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