EPA approves plan to clean up Wilmington site linked to childhood cancer cluster

The Environmental Protection Agency approved a plan to clean up a superfund site in Wilmington that has been linked to a childhood cancer cluster.

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Wine Country women fight glyphosate

Call it Wine Country or call it Glyphosate Country. Napa County has had the highest cancer rates for children in California with Sonoma a close second.


Congressional Democrats join the debate over plastics' booming future

A new bill would impose a three-year moratorium on new plant construction in parts of Appalachia and the Gulf Coast.

After string of rare cancer cases, Pennsylvania investigates potential link to fracking

An increase in the number of teens and young adults diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in southwest Pennsylvania has prompted the state to look for a link between fracking and the disease.

How an environmental regulator became known for protecting industry

In the late 1980s, Louisiana’s governor made environmental protection a priority. He only lasted one term. Now, the state’s Department of Environmental Quality has a reputation for going easy on industry.

PA: Childhood cancer concerns prompt meeting with Gov. Wolf

Environmental groups and Canon-McMillan families dealing with childhood cancers confront Gov. Wolf who said to stay tuned for action.

Is pollution causing childhood cancers in Canon-McMillan?

Environmental advocates and residents want to know if rare childhood cancers in the school district are related to shale gas development.

Health officials' claim of no cancer cluster angers Canon-McMillan crowd

The State Department of Health says three cases of Ewing sarcoma don’t constitute a cluster while ignoring three other Canon-McMillan cases.

UPMC to receive state grant to study Ewing sarcoma

But the $100,000 legislative grant won’t address whether pollution can cause or trigger the rare childhood bone cancer.

Childhood cancers in the Canon-McMillan School District prompt a series of public meetings

The State Health Department of Pennsylvania will attend a public meeting at Canon-McMillan High School to explain why the cancers aren't a cluster.


Citizens, experts to meet in Canonsburg to discuss childhood cancers, shale gas operations

The event comes in the wake of the Post-Gazette's “Human Toll" reports documenting childhood cancers throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.


Pennsylvania is discharging radioactive fracking waste into rivers as landfill leachate

A Public Herald investigation has uncovered that DEP is allowing 14 Sewage Waste Treatment Plants to discharge radioactive fracking waste as landfill leachate into 13 Pennsylvania Waterways.


Families seek answers for US rise in childhood cancers

Parents whose children have died from cancer are teaming up with scientists to study any correlations between toxicants and illness.


‘Something’s wrong here’: Washington County parents want Pa. to look deeper at whether fracking could be related to cancer cases

The state didn’t find ‘significantly higher’ rates of a rare cancer. But some in the community want to know whether there’s an environmental cause, be it from fracking or from something else.

'What’s going on here?’ Rare childhood cancers near Pittsburgh

With a slew of very rare cancers striking children southwestern Pennsylvania, we need to know: Could it be related to all the fracking?
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