Environmental Health

"James River Association To Challenge Dominion Coal Ash Permit"

"The James River Association says they will challenge a permit issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to Dominion Virginia Power last month, which will allow the discharge of 350 million gallons of coal ash pond water into the James River."

Source: WTVR, 02/11/2016

"Snyder Ordered DEQ To Withhold Flint Lead Test Results, Emails Claim"

"Gov. Rick Snyder and other state officials allegedly withheld lead testing results from county health officials while they worked to find ways to present the information to the public, according to emails obtained by The Flint Journal."

Source: Flint Journal, 02/11/2016

"City Fails To Warn Chicagoans About Lead Risks In Tap Water"

"More than two years after federal researchers found high levels of lead in homes where water mains had been replaced or new meters installed, city officials still do little to caution Chicagoans about potential health risks posed by work that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is speeding up across the city."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 02/10/2016

"Flint E-Mails: CDC Voiced Concerns Over Legionnaires' Actions"

"More than eight months before Gov. Rick Snyder disclosed a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak in the Flint area, federal health officials worried a lack of cooperation in Michigan could be hampering the public health response."

Source: Detroit Free Press, 02/10/2016

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