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"BP Products North America Inc. is being sued by Texas authorities who accuse the petrochemical giant of 46 pollution violations at its Texas City refinery -- including one tied to an explosion that killed 15 workers and injured 170 others four years ago."
"Droughts are nothing new for the Western US. But lately, even some parts of the country surrounded by water have gotten a taste of droughts. Rebecca Williams reports as our population grows, some experts say we're going to have to learn to live with less water."
While the Senate Energy Committee has so far resisted counting nuclear power in mandated "renewables" quotas, it adopted an amendment allowing nuclear plants to up their output.
"Just days before Christmas last year, an environmental disaster one hundred times the size of the Exxon Valdez (yes, you read that right) unfolded on a riverbank in eastern Tennessee. A wave of poisonous sludge buried a town…along with the myth of clean coal."
"Legislation allowing more selenium to be released into Tennessee streams fell one vote short of passage Wednesday after lawmakers were told approval would mean poisoning the state's waters to help coal company win a lawsuit attacking its pollution."
"Thousands of everyday products and materials containing radioactive metals are surfacing across the United States and around the world."