3M in Wausau ordered to investigate, clean up contamination found on recently purchased property

A company spokesperson said the discovery was made as part of the company's acquisition of the property and was promptly shared with the DNR.

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Brunswick, Georgia, residents living next to a Superfund site worry about cleanup 40 years later

For all the natural beauty surrounding the majority minority town of Brunswick and the wealthier white Golden Isles across the causeway, few locals are aware of the myriad environmental dangers surrounding them.
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Kay Treakle:  Liver cancer didn't kill me — environmental pollution did

For nearly 100 years, Tacoma allowed Asarco to profit at the expense of citizens' health, leaving behind some of the worst pollution in the country. And Asarco's arsenic caused my liver cancer. Now I'm dead.

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Indigenous TikToker uses platform to call out mass contamination of Yellowknife's toxic Giant Mine

A TikToker from Yellowknives Dene First Nation who's using her platform to call out the toxic contamination from the now-abandoned Giant Mine in Yellowknife, has helped push the issue to the attention of federal government.
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California report tallies hundreds of failing water systems in the state

Hundreds more systems are at risk of not being able to meet drinking water standards.

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Florida’s crisis highlights a nationwide risk from toxic ponds

Thousands of open-air waste pools near power plants, mines and industrial farms can pose safety dangers from poor management and, increasingly, the effects of climate change.
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Their houses were built on a landfill; finally New Orleans asks their interest in buyouts

Surveys sent to Gordon Plaza homeowners about redevelopment were due back March 31.

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More Sherwin-Williams Superfund site cleanup in South Jersey planned

Federal EPA to hold April 12 hearinjg on proposal for more plans for Sherwin-Williams Superfund site cleanup of waterways in three Camden County, N.J. towns.

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Drought may bring more arsenic to Michigan's private wells

Arsenic is a problem for many private wells in Michigan. Now a study from the US Geological Survey finds a drought could make things even worse.
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How safe is our drinking water?

Here's what the results of Consumer Reports' investigation into the safety of America's drinking water mean for you.
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Detroit land bank investigation raises concern over excess spending

The Detroit Land Bank Authority and the city's Demolition Department wasted time, resources and taxpayer dollars to determine if topsoil used by a now-banned demolition contractor was safe, an investigation found.

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Why a big mining project could wipe out rural villages in Indonesia

A mine tailings dam planned for a seismically unstable area of Sumatra's rainforest would be at high risk of failure, experts warn. The dam's collapse would be a disaster, releasing a wall of slurry that would engulf and bury Indigenous villages.

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Contaminated textile plant in Clearwater, SC, added to EPA cleanup list

A former textile dyeing and finishing plant in Clearwater has been added to the Superfund National Priorities List.

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Never mind the mercury: Indonesia says coal ash isn’t hazardous

The Indonesian government has declared coal ash is no longer a hazardous waste product, despite containing heavy metals such as mercury, lead and arsenic, in a nod to industry efforts for greater deregulation.

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Biden wants to reopen a child detention center on top of toxic military waste

Joe Biden is looking to reopen the children’s detention center in Homestead, Florida, which is situated in an area so polluted it’s been designated unfit for residents.
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