Environmental Health

October 18, 2023

Webinar: Chemical Recycling — It’s Not What You Think It Is

Join Ocean Conservancy policy expert Dr. Anja Brandon and colleagues from GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) and Eureka Recycling to discuss the science, policy landscape and industry push around chemical recycling. Audience Q&A to follow. 2:00 p.m. ET.

January 24, 2024 to January 26, 2024

Media Briefing on Plastic Pollution in Port Arthur, Texas

Beyond Plastics and the Port Arthur Community Action Network are hosting a free media briefing for journalists on multiple issues related to plastics, including a kickoff by  Dr. Robert Bullard on the 24th and a “toxic tour”of Port Arthur on the 26th. Lodging and meals included if you register by Dec 1.

November 6, 2023 to November 7, 2023

Public Health Research and Surveillance Priorities from the East Palestine, Ohio Train Derailment: A Workshop

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will organize and convene a two-day virtual public workshop to explore potential health research and surveillance priorities arising from the train derailment and material hazards spill that occurred in East Palestine, Ohio on February 3, 2023.


Pennsylvania Community Sues to Stop Disposal Well for Toxic Fracking Waste

"Attorneys representing Plum Borough and an environmental group opposed to fracking said in arguments on Tuesday before Commonwealth Court in Pittsburgh that a proposed second “injection” well for disposing of toxic fracking wastewater would violate the borough’s zoning code."

Source: Inside Climate News, 10/11/2023

"Chicago Environmental Activists Demand Faster Removal of Lead Water Pipes"

"Research showing Black and Latino residents are twice as likely to have lead service lines has added urgency to demands that the city commit to removing them within 10 years."

Source: Inside Climate News, 10/10/2023


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