Russia's Uralchem suspends plant in Perm region due to river pollution

Russian fertiliser maker Uralchem says it has temporarily suspended its Azot plant, an ammonia, nitric acid and urea producer in the Perm region, due to high calcium chloride levels in a river it uses for water supply.

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How the Duwamish River defined Seattle — and could again

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Does PFAS exposure make you more vulnerable to coronavirus? Senators want a study to find out

Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey wants the U.S. government to find out if exposure to PFAS chemicals can make people more vulnerable to coronavirus.

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Dana Jennings: Toxic ghosts

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Portland part of $550 million Monsanto settlement of environmental contamination suit

Portland will receive a yet-to-be determined portion of a $550 million settlement with the herbicide manufacturer Monsanto over long-running environmental contamination from its products, the city announced Wednesday.

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John Hans Gilderbloom: Pollution in Black neighborhoods part of Louisville's systemic racism

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Waste not, want not

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Roundup maker to pay $10 billion to settle cancer suits

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US moves to exempt companies from reporting harmful chemical releases

Federal regulators are crafting an exemption for polluters releasing harmful perfluorinated chemicals into the environment in a way that environmental advocates say circumvents a new law meant to address widespread contamination.

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Early results ‘good news’ for Dow Chemical post-flood riverbank dioxin testing in Michigan

Michigan regulators are encouraged by preliminary test results that show low pollutant levels in sediments deposited in the Tittabawassee and Saginaw river floodplains downstream of the Dow Chemical Co. complex following historic flooding.

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Reducing carbon footprint will ensure future food chain

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Study finds pharmaceuticals, other chemicals in remote Minnesota lakes

A study has found pharmaceuticals and other chemicals in remote lakes in and around the Grand Portage Indian Reservation in northeastern Minnesota.
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Dogs can be 'early-warning systems' for toxic chemical exposure at home

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PFAS contamination fight 'far from over' for some Queensland residents

Queenslanders whose land has been contaminated by toxic chemicals say a settlement is not enough to help them move on after an anxious six years.
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EPA finalizes rule to regulate cancer-linked chemical

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