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  • Diane Wilson

Environmentalists take petrochemical giant Formosa to court over plastics pollution

March 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Environmentalists take petrochemical giant Formosa to court over plastics pollution

For years, Diane Wilson has tried to get Formosa Plastics Corp. to stop discharging plastic pellets from its sprawling petrochemical complex on the Central Texas coast. This week, she's getting her day in court. Read [...]

  • Coal fired power plant in GA. From Earthjustice.

Study of Coal Ash Pollution Finds Widespread Groundwater Contamination

March 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Study of Coal Ash Pollution Finds Widespread Groundwater Contamination

An examination of monitoring data available for the first time concludes that 91 percent of U.S. coal-fired power plants with monitoring data are contaminating groundwater with unsafe levels of toxic pollutants. Read more here

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MN Preventing Lead Poisoning

March 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on MN Preventing Lead Poisoning

It would cost more than $4 billion to get the lead out of Minnesota's drinking water, but it could bring a 2-for-1 return on the investment."As we see in many other areas of public health, [...]

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More than 50 million gallons of water polluted with toxic metals pours daily from US mine sites

February 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on More than 50 million gallons of water polluted with toxic metals pours daily from US mine sites

Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without [...]