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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Results of sampling the tissue of fish caught in freshwater lakes throughout the
reveal widespread contamination by pollutants such as mercury and PCBs. US
Advocacy group Environment America based its conclusions on 2007 US EPA Toxics Release Inventory data, while overcoming some of the errors and limitations embedded in TRI.
The North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (NAPRTR) Consultative Group, under the auspices of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, will meet November 10-11, 2009, in Guadalajara, Mexico to review the programs of the 3 countries.Topics on the Beat:
EPA is warning about possible risks from PCBs in the caulking at some schools and older buildings. Are there some in your community?
Use this roundup of sources to write a probing story about the ash, slag, and sludge from coal-burning electric utilities — which containins heavy metals that can pollute water, and even bury people's houses.
The Huffington Post Investigative Fund uncovers EPA's failure to warn people in at least four states about unsafe levels of the weedkiller atrazine in their wellwater.
A proposed rule for control of fluid-contaminated runoff at primary commercial airports would reduce the substantial threats to drinking water, surface water, air quality, wildlife, plants, and soils at airports and the surrounding areas.
This new resource can provide some good initial clues for important stories that in years past had to be deferred at least two more months, and sometimes far longer.
USGS researchers have found that it may be impossible for people eating fish caught in US waters to avoid eating mercury-contaminated fish.