Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

Toxic Vapors Seep from Ground, Threaten Baltimore Neighborhood

Fumes from long-ago industrial activity are still seeping into the homes of some Baltimore-area residents. Those fumes include cancer-causing chemicals like trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene. The site was one of the first Superfund cleanups, but the cleanup was not thorough enough.

Source: Baltimore City Paper, 07/23/2009

"Mountaintop Mining Legacy: Destroying Appalachian Streams"

"The environmental damage caused by mountaintop removal mining across Appalachia has been well documented. But scientists are now beginning to understand that the mining operations’ most lasting damage may be caused by the massive amounts of debris dumped into valley streams."

Source: YaleE360, 07/22/2009

Coal-Waste Impoundment Database Offers Journalists a Tool

A cooperative effort of federal and state agencies, coal companies, and environmental groups, the database lists coal-waste impoundments in West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

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July 16, 2009 to July 18, 2009

McCormick Tribune Specialized Reporting Institute on the Media and Nuclear Power Issues

All-expense-paid workshop for student (and professional) environmental writers on covering nuclear power--University of Tennessee.

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