Environmental Health

"EPA: After $330M Cleanup, Libby Remains Contaminated with Asbestos"

"The potential for public exposure to dangerous levels of asbestos in the contaminated mining town of Libby [Mont.] remains a concern to federal health officials, according to preliminary results of a risk-assessment study announced Tuesday, more than a decade after cleanup operations began."

Source: Missoulian, 05/04/2011
June 5, 2011 to June 9, 2011

Equinox Summit: Energy 2030

Top scientists in low-carbon technologies with a panel of industry and policy experts and future world leaders will pool their expertise and create a realistic roadmap from the energy challenges of today to a sustainable future by 2030. Attend the free event in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, or watch the live stream from your computer.


"Federal Budget Deal Slashes Key Community Water Funds"

A 14-year-old federal loan program, the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, has helped managers of community water systems like Steven Meade in Atlanta, Idaho, provide safe and clean water for their customers via loans. No more. Republican-led budget cuts mean Meade's community can't make its water fit to drink.

Source: High Country News, 05/03/2011


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