California takes a big step toward making polluters pay for their messes

A bill to reform the Department of Toxic Substances Control has been a long time coming, but will Governor Newsom sign it?
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'The gun range needs to go': Residents speak out about Cincinnati Police Department's gun range

Along with noise pollution, there is likely significant lead pollution on the gun range and the possibility of lead poisoning nearby.


Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Food banks in the U.S. are on course for a preventable collision between record-setting food insecurity and lead-contaminated meat.

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Exide may be allowed to abandon toxic battery recycling plant and massive cleanup bill

Under the bankruptcy plan Exide could leave state taxpayers with the bill for California's largest environmental cleanup, which already stands at more than $270 million.

Elected officials blast proposed Exide deal with Justice Department

In the wake of Exide's bankruptcy filing, questions arise about the state's missed opportunities to secure recovery costs from Exide.

The Flint water crisis has a wellness design component

Outdated infrastructure system in the city is now being rebuilt and will allow for new growth and a healthier living environment for years to come.

Leaded soil endangers residents in New York neighborhoods

New research documents dangerously high levels of lead in the soils of New York City parks and growing communities.

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County officials talk about household lead issues with experts

Children exposed to lead have lower IQs and are more likely to develop attention deficit disorders, and adults who are exposed are at greater risk for heart disease. That's what a leading researcher of the problem told Pittsburgh City Council members Tuesday.


Brevard Public Works director indicted by federal grand jury for environmental crimes

A federal grand jury criminally charged the Brevard director of Public Works, with environmental crimes related to the handling of hazardous waste.


Siddhartha Roy, Marc Edwards: From sewage sludge, a new perspective on the Flint water crisis

The 2014 lead crisis was troubling. But the science now suggests that other cities — and even Flint — have seen worse.

Across the US, millions of people are drinking unsafe water

Aging infrastructure, legacy pollution and emerging contaminants are creating a growing urgency to pay attention to the quality of the water we drink.

Kids' lead testing plummets due to missed doctor visits in pandemic

Inspections for lead hazards and blood testing for lead have dropped significantly just as kids are spending more time in the places where their exposure to the poisonous metal is highest: their homes.

Corey Stern: We won a $600 million settlement for Flint. Now comes the hard part.

A legal victory is just the beginning for a city that's been decimated by globalization and bad policy-making.

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Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Op-ed: It is time to protect kids’ developing brains from fluoride

Mounting evidence suggests fluoride may be hampering brain development and reducing kids' IQ. The US needs to rethink this exposure for pregnant women and children.

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