Archives For Toxic Waste


1. Portland boil water alert: Advisory is cancelled, but questions persist

Portland Water Alert

2. Upgrading Sacramento’s wastewater treatment could cost $2 billion

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3. State may intervene in Long Beach’s case against BNSF rail yard project

4. Dan River cleanup stirs ingenuity

Coal ash cleanup

5. Frisco residents say odor, dust from industrial plants ruining neighborhood

6. Oregon counties ban genetically modified crops

GMO crops

7. Fifty-two countries join ‘March against Monsanto’

Over 400 cities in 52 countries joined the March Against Monsanto yesterday with as many as a million people, or more, joining the global protest.

Montage of March Against Monsanto events yesterday by WTFRLY.COM.

8. Henderson now ‘a lot smarter’ after era of toxic production

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9. Polluted groundwater seeping into the Bound Brook, posing costly cleanup challenges

10. Rosedale train explosion still being felt by local businesses one year later

Millions of dollars in damages claimed in litigation tied to CSX derailment

11. Soccer coach: Could artificial turf be causing cancer?

Soccer coach: Could artificial turf be causing cancer?

12. Your Food Is Poisoning You

For years, an underground movement has claimed that the very food we eat—by virtue of the pesticides and herbicides we so commonly use—is poisoning us. Until now, they’ve been (at best) ignored and (more often than not) mocked. Suddenly though, it looks like the joke has been on us all along.


1. Challenge to Chesapeake cleanup tests EPA power

2. French children exposed to dangerous cocktail of pesticides, campaigners say

Analysis of hair samples from youngsters living or studying near farms or vineyards found total of 624 pesticide traces
A field in northern France

3. South Carolina sues as US seeks to halt work on plutonium disposal site. 

The White House is aiming to stop work on a plant whose cost has ballooned by billions,

but local interests as well as diplomatic and chemical issues are making it difficult. 

4. Three Mile Island, and nuclear hopes and fears. The disaster at a Pennsylvania 

plant fueled misgivings about nuclear power, as have those at Chernobyl and Fukushima.

But the fossil-fuel alternative still holds great allure

5. France must dig deep for a solution to the problem of buried toxic material

A long-term waste repository licensed to hold 44,000 tonnes must close. But cleaning up
the Alsace site could be dangerous
Stocamine france waste

6. Xinhua Insight: No sure cure for China’s soil pollution