America's schools, parks departments and youth sports leagues remain in limbo over the safety of turf fields made from recycled tires after federal agencies still have not released findings of their crumb rubber study.
In a statement Monday afternoon, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said air quality monitoring "had not detected any immediate health concerns at ground level" amid a multi-tank fire at a petrochemical storage facility near Houston.
The region's biggest natural gas processor, MPLX LP, will spend almost $7 million to settle federal and state air pollution violations at three of its gas processing facilities in Pennsylvania and Ohio and reduce emissions at 18 more plants in five other states.
How much does the air near a fracking site differ from that of a city street? Research by the West Virginia University School of Public Health seeks to answer that by exploring how the airborne particles near natural gas wells can affect cardiovascular health.