Pollution

"In W. Virginia, Frack Wastewater May Be Messing With Hormones"

"Waste leaching from frack disposal wells are the likely source of a spike in endocrine-disrupting compounds in downstream waterway—a troubling sign given the roughly 36,000 disposal sites across the U.S."

Source: EHN, 04/07/2016

Chicago To Start Testing Water In Homes of Children Poisoned By Lead

"With public officials across the nation under fire for downplaying the health risks posed by lead water pipes, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is moving to start testing tap water in the homes of children poisoned by the brain-damaging metal."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 04/05/2016

Most Members of South Coast Pollution Board Live Where Air Is Cleaner

"As Southern California continues to battle the nation’s worst smog, most members of a powerful regional panel that enforces air pollution regulations can breathe relatively easily. Nine of the 13 members of the South Coast Air Quality Management District live close to the ocean in Los Angeles or Orange counties, where ozone, the hallmark pollutant of summer smog, exceeds federal health standards fewer than 10 days a year."

Source: Orange County Register, 04/04/2016

Court Deals Setback to Port of L.A. Rail Yard Near Poor Neighborhoods

"A California judge ruled Wednesday that the Port of Los Angeles and a national railroad company failed to adequately assess the environmental impacts of a $500-million freight yard they want to build next to low-income, mostly minority neighborhoods."

Source: LA Times, 04/01/2016

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