The EPA recently said it needs more testing to ensure that shallow and deep, underground water sources are safe. The site sits above two important sources of drinking water, the Dawson and Denver aquifers.
Across the globe, urban developments conceived by corporations have been pitched as technological and eco-friendly utopias, but many are prohibitively expensive and catalysts for land dispossession and social inequality.
Colombia's constitutional court has upheld its own restrictions on the aerial spraying of the herbicide glyphosate to eliminate coca but said its use could be reinstated if the government meets certain conditions.
Four workers received small external radiation doses and a planned outage of the Spallation Neutron Source was started a few days early after an unexpected “pressure transient" in March, according to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The soldiers died from toxic fumes while trying to blow up an illegal gold mining installation underground. France has deployed hundreds of troops to French Guiana's remote jungle to clamp down on the criminal activity.
The EPA rejected a petition by environmental and public health groups to ban a widely used pesticide that has been linked to neurological damage in children, though a federal court said last year there was “no justification” for rejecting the ban.
This governor has done more to address climate change in four months than Rick Scott did in eight years. It's a welcome surprise because while in Congress he had a measly 2% lifetime approval rating from the League of Conservation Voters.
Environmental groups are demanding one of Britain's biggest water companies be made to pay tens of millions of pounds to restore the damage to habitats and wildlife caused by thousands of pollution spills into the rivers and beaches across the south-east of England.
Rising temperatures this week could lead to unhealthy air quality, particularly for people with respiratory conditions, as the heat combines with pollution from vehicle emissions and other sources, says the American Lung Association.
Local authorities in Paris have ordered a deep clean at schools around the fire-damaged Notre-Dame cathedral, a city official said on Thursday, following a media report claiming the extent of contamination has been covered up.