"Colorado Towns Take Extra Measures to Protect Their Water From Gas Drilling"

"In 2005 the U.S. Bureau of Land Management offered up thousands of acres of federal land in Colorado to drilling. Because the land was in the heart of an area that supplies drinking water to 55,000 people in the western part of the state, the plan drew stong opposition from local communities."

Source: ProPublica, 12/17/2009

Industrial Chemical Found in Many Waters and Lands

The synthetic compound dinitrotoluene, contaminating military sites, industrial settings, and other areas, is used primarily to make polyurethane products found in goods such as bedding and furniture, as well as in explosives, ammunition, dyes, and air bags.

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"Accidental Release of Toxic Chemicals, Polluted Water by Local Plants Cited in Report"

"Frequent accidents at 10 of the state's biggest refineries resulted in the release of millions of pounds of toxic chemicals into the air and millions of gallons of polluted water into state water courses between 2005 and 2008, according to a report to be released this morning by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 12/08/2009


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