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Liberty Utilities nixes Granite Bridge Route 101 pipeline project in New Hampshire

CONCORD – The utility proposing to construct the controversial Granite Bridge pipeline along Route 101 between Manchester and Exeter is abandoning
Toxics

Sen. Shaheen: $15 million more going to PFAS health study

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen reported she successfully added an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes $15 million for the first national PFAS health study.

Justice

Portsmouth residents say idling trains a health threat

Residents of the city's Islington Creek neighborhood say idling Pan Am Railways trains are hurting their quality of life and jeopardizing the health of their families.

Toxics

EPA: No plans to order cleanup at Coakley landfill

A spokesperson for the Environmental Protection Agency said there are no immediate plans for the agency to order the Coakley Landfill Group to clean up contaminated water at the Superfund dump.

Toxics

New water contamination source suspected in North Hampton, NH

A Route 1 car wash has stopped discharging PFAS chemicals near Aquarion Water Company's supply at the state's direction, but state officials say another potential source of the contaminants could exist nearby.

Toxics

Action urged on NH's highest-in-nation child cancer rate

The state's congressional delegation is calling for the Trump administration to find out what is making New Hampshire children sick in light of a recent report indicating the state has the highest pediatric cancer rate in the country.

Justice

Water concerns take center stage at PFAS forum

People from different parts of New England shared their stories Monday night about how water contamination has impacted their lives during the first day of the Environmental Protection Agency's two-day community engagement event on PFAS chemicals.

Toxics

Pease to lead off first nationwide PFAS health study

The Agency For Toxic Substances and Disease Registry will be doing a health study on adults and children exposed to dangerous PFAS chemicals at the former Pease Air Force Base.

Toxics

Coakley Landfill fight dates back over 20 years

The Coakley Landfill Group questioned the need to install a pump and treat system at the Superfund cleanup site in a letter it wrote in December 1995.

Toxics

CLF: State can order cleanup of PFAS at Coakley landfill

The director of the New Hampshire branch of the Conservation Law Foundation believes the state does have the authority to force the Coakley Landfill Group to clean up dangerous PFAS chemicals migrating from the Superfund cleanup site.

Justice

Sen. Shaheen secures funding for national PFAS health study

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., announced late Wednesday that she has procured $7 million for the first-ever national health study on PFAS.

Toxics

Mothers advocate for water filters at Portsmouth, NH schools

The three mothers who founded the Testing for Pease environmental advocacy group appeared at City Hall on Monday to push the City Council to install water filters at city schools.

Toxics

Air Force to detail water treatment activities at Pease

Portsmouth closed a municipal well after the Air Force found perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, or PFOS, at levels dramatically higher than what was then the Environmental Protection Agency's provisional health advisory.

Toxics

Dairy farm contaminated KKWWD's Kimball Lane well

The PFAS, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, detected in the West Kennebunk well last spring originated from a farm where sludge from both the Kennebunk and Ogunquit sewer districts and fly ash and sludge from the S.D. Warren paper mill was spread as soil enhancers in the mid-1980s.

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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

"These toxics chemicals are affecting you—not just the polar bears, the insects, and the birds."

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

Food dyes linked to attention and activity problems in children

"Most consumers have no idea that something that is allowed in the food supply by the FDA could trigger adverse behaviors."

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.

Biden takes a run at America's glaring environmental problems. Can he succeed?

President Biden counts on a tenuous Congressional majority to dramatically alter environmental policy.

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