Pollution

Wisconsin: "High Rate Of Tumors Found In Fish"

"Scientists led by researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey have found an elevated number of cases of skin and liver tumors in white suckers in the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic rivers — a discovery that suggests more work will be needed to remove contaminants from the waterways."

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/29/2016

"Report Details Lead Contamination In Water At St. Louis Schools"

"ST. LOUIS -- Water samples from 16 schools in the city school system contained lead levels that exceeded those most commonly found in homes in Flint, Mich., after a contamination crisis there, according to results released Thursday by an environmental engineering company."

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 08/26/2016

Texas Vowed 34 Years Ago to Track Oilfield Waste in Aquifers. It Didn't

"Have oil and gas companies injected toxic materials into Texas groundwater sources? State regulators don't know, even though they agreed in 1982 to track injections into zones that could hold underground sources of drinking water, according to records obtained by The Texas Tribune."

Source: Texas Tribune, 08/25/2016

Caught Fudging Science, Duke Power Attacks Reporters Privilege

Embroiled in a growing scandal about efforts to cover up the science on the threat posed by coal ash to North Carolinians' drinking water, Duke Energy is asking a court to hold a hearing to discover the source of a document leaked to the Associated Press.

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