EPA removes 1,000 tons of arsenic- and lead-polluted soil from Hegewisch Little League Field

The EPA has completed cleanup of the Hegewisch Little League Field after discovering alarming levels of lead and arsenic in the soil. 
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Syracuse lawmakers ban evictions by landlords who snub city’s rental registry

The ordinance is intended to give city officials more tools to address code violations and safety hazards like peeling lead paint.

Toxic Southeast Chicago site should be turned into park, group says

The former Acme property, a remnant of Chicago's steel-making past, is a public health hazard and needs a massive cleanup.

New study finds toxic 'forever chemicals' contaminating school water systems in 18 states

A new study warns that water systems for numerous schools and day care centers in 18 states may have been contaminated by toxic chemicals produced at nearby chemical plants.

The deadly poison in your child's hands and mouth

Residents of the Owino-Uhuru slums in Mombasa's Jomvu area have borne the brunt of lead poisoning.


Otters are thriving. That's great for all of us

Otters can help determine a river's health. Researchers studied otters throughout the state. What they found could be good news for humans.

Most of $600 million settlement in Flint water crisis will go to children

The settlement still needs federal court approval, but Flint residents were being cautiously optimistic after the drawn-out crisis: “I just want it to be over.”

Ford, state expand probe of toxic waste dump near St. Paul's Ford site

New groundwater samples around 'Area C' will help determine a cleanup plan.

Michigan to pay $600 million to victims of Flint water crisis

Residents were left ill and relying on bottled water. Health officials said the effects on children were most concerning.

Cleaning up B.C.’s Tulsequah Chief mine will cost $48.7 million

A final remediation plan released by the provincial government this week is seen as a positive step in ending six decades of pollution from the mine on the Alaska border — but it's still unclear who'll foot the bill.

Environmental groups sue to overturn the approval of a controversial Arctic Alaska mining road

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Anchorage, seeks to overturn the July 23 approval issued for the Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project.

Port Pirie study discovers $40 million in silver and other heavy metals in smelter city

Thousands of tonnes of heavy metals, including silver, have been found in underwater sediment near the regional town of Port Pirie.
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Algoma Steel workers allege company had ‘full knowledge’ of exposure to lethal, cancer-causing chemicals

Employees and the union allege minimal enforcement by Ontario's Ministry of Labour is to blame for lax oversight at a plant already linked to cross-border air pollution in the region.

Solar power on the rise at US schools

Report finds an 81% increase in K-12 schools using solar power over the last 5 years.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

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