Environmental Health

"9th Circuit Orders EPA To Act on Neurotoxin Ban"

"Blasting the Environmental Protection Agency for "egregious" delay in the face of an acknowledged threat to human health, a U.S. appeals court has given the agency an Oct. 31 deadline to issue a full and final response to environmentalists' 2007 petition to take the neurotoxin chlorpyrifos off the market."

Source: Reuters, 08/11/2015

"Amid Legionnaires’ Fears, City Proposes New Cooling Tower Rules"

"The outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx is the largest in New York City history, officials said Tuesday, as they announced new measures to fight a disease that had claimed the lives of seven people and sickened more than 80 others."

Source: Wall St. Journal, 08/05/2015


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