"A Bold New Vision for Restoring America’s Most Polluted River"

"In many ways, the Ohio River is an unsung resource for the region it serves. The Ohio’s near-thousand-mile course flows through Pennsylvania and five other states before emptying into the Mississippi. .... But its long legacy as a “working river” has also made it the most polluted in the country."

Source: Allegheny Front, 10/21/2016

"EPA Bows to Chemical Industry in Delay of Glyphosate Cancer Review"

"The Environmental Protection Agency was slated to hold four days of public meetings focused on essentially one question: Is glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide and the lynchpin to Monsanto’s fortunes, as safe as Monsanto has spent 40 years telling us it is? But oddly, the EPA Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) meetings, called to look at potential glyphosate ties to cancer, were 'postponed' just four days before they were to begin Oct. 18, after intense lobbying by the agrichemical industry."

Source: Huffington Post, 10/21/2016

"New Zoning Restrictions Address Issues From Larger Chicken Houses"

"Chicken farms, once tucked into fields and in mostly rural areas, have come to roost near schools, daycare centers and subdivisions on the Delmarva Peninsula. The change — in both location and density — is prompting local politicians to enact some of their first zoning restrictions on poultry growers."

Source: Bay Journal, 10/17/2016

Factory Farming Practices Scrutinized In N.C. After Hurricane Floods

"A filthy brown sea, a slurry of mud, debris, chemicals and waste, has overtaken miles of rural counties in North Carolina. Against the drab water, the shiny metal roofs of hog houses are impossible to miss, visible from the air, as are the rectangular and diamond-shaped outlines of massive lagoons constructed just feet away."

Source: Wash Post, 10/17/2016

Cleveland Water Company Says 45 Percent of Service Pipes Contain Lead

"CLEVELAND, Ohio – Almost 45 percent of the service pipes Cleveland Water is responsible for, the ones that carry drinking, cooking and bathing water to customers across Northeast Ohio are likely to contain lead.

But what does that mean?

Concern about the toxin has been on the rise across the the country, though its danger to young children and pregnant women have long been known."

Rachel Dissell reports for the Cleveland Plain Dealer October 12, 2016.

Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer, 10/12/2016


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