Tinley Park officials have written to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency asking for a clean up and securing of the former Tinley Park Mental Health Center.
The research is the first to present a clear picture of how the atmosphere plays a role in carrying mercury from the ocean to the top of the near-coastal food chain.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed a bill banning new mercury flooring in schools and setting limits on exposure to the neurotoxin.
Two key questions remain: Which properties require cleaning up, and which contaminants can definitively be traced to Tonawanda Coke?
In the North, where food prices are notoriously high, beluga whales are a staple community resource. But lately, questions have been raised about the health of the belugas, from the presence of persistent organic pollutants to mercury.
If the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is unwilling to remediate its mess the task should be designated for Superfund cleanup.
The Coleto Creek Power Plant in Goliad was among 16 coal plants in Texas that contaminated nearby groundwater with pollutants linked to coal ash.
Alcoa marketed its shuttered Sandow Mine site as a country paradise. Testing has found that groundwater in the middle of the property is contaminated with toxic heavy metals.
Fifty years after an Ontario First Nation learned its fish were poisoned, research suggests the damage is being handed down from parents to children.
"Beekeeping has been something I've done for all my life. It's one of those things that gets in your blood and once it's in your blood, it's hard to shake it."
How powerful institutions are criminalizing populations by locking people up and deeming them undeserving of clean air, water and healthy housing.
EHN.org investigation finds regulatory push to discredit independent evidence of harm while favoring pro-industry science despite significant shortcomings.