Tories slammed for allowing gold mining claims in Grassy Narrows as mercury cleanup stalls

The Progressive Conservatives are under fire after revelations of a new gold rush in Grassy Narrows First Nations territory even though suspected mercury dumps have yet to be cleaned up.

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Orrington chemical plant owner could spend $267M on Penobscot River mercury cleanup

The settlement, if approved by a judge, would bring to an end a 21-year legal battle over pollution in the Penobscot River that took place while HoltraChem Manufacturing operated on its banks from 1967 to 2000.

WATCH: How mercury poisoning has affected Grassy Narrows First Nation

'I grew up not knowing that the land, the water was already poisoned,' Grassy Narrows First Nation Chief Randy Fobister said.

Word of warning: Advisory issued for Lake Superior smelt due to PFAS "forever chemicals"

Smelt from Lake Superior join trout in Miller Creek and walleye in Rice Lake with high levels of PFAS “forever chemicals.”

Dangers of mercury poisoning among northern Ontario anglers highlighted

Jason Doyon of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., a once avid eater of sport- caught fish is warning anglers in northern Ontario about the dangers of mercury poisoning.

Gauging the lead threat in NC waters and aquatic life

Upcoming federal trial of Brevard city official over handling of lead contamination highlights a concern that affects other NC communities.

Swimming and fishing safely in the Baltimore Harbor? Not so fast.

Ten years ago, fed up with floating litter everywhere and frequent whiffs of sewage, Baltimore launched a “Healthy Harbor" campaign.


I ain’t afraid of no ghost fleas

When fish snack on 'ghost fleas,' the neurotoxin they accumulate poses a risk to human fish eaters.


Researcher wants answers about toxics in northern Ontario fish

Gretchen Lescord's findings suggest that while mercury in northern fish is still the biggest concern, the levels of chromium and arsenic concentrations are also raising some eyebrows. 

Anacostia watershed PCB cleanup makes uneven progress

It’s been a slog, but efforts are making headway to rid the Anacostia River of long-banned toxic chemicals that make it unsafe to eat many locally caught fish.

‘Ghost fleas’ bring toxic mercury up from the depths of prairie lakes

Migratory invertebrates move pollutant to the surface, where it accumulates in fish.


How the Duwamish River defined Seattle — and could again

In a new history, author BJ Cummings explains how Seattle was built on the waterway at the expense of nearby communities and the river itself.

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ flow freely through Cape Fear River—and now its fish

The health effects of PFAS chemicals are still under scientific investigation, but North Carolina residents worry that the abundant substances puts them in danger too.

NC State study finds high PFAS in Cape Fear striped bass

After finding PFOS levels among the highest found in wildlife in Cape Fear striped bass, study raises idea of a fish consumption advisory.
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‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

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Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

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Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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