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#HopeActLiveWI: Grant Award to Support Addiction Treatment

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Fire Surge: Why Are We Witnessing A 93% Increase In Waste & Recycling Facility Fires In First 4 Months of 2018

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………….March’s number of 37 fire incidents is not only one of the highest months on record but is more than the number of fires that occurred in both March of 2016 and 2017 combined. March 2018 could merely be an anomaly. But then comes April. Aprils’s number of 36 fire incidents is not only...
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Fukushima: Melted nuclear fuel still clinging to the walls where radiation levels are so high even robots cannot enter

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Particulate Matter Assessment for Construction Activities

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Climate One Podcast: Selling the science of climate change

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Silent Spills Part 3: Texas officials ignore spread of dioxin in San Jacinto River

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One West Virginia county tried to break its dependence on the energy industry. It was overruled.

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This college kid is growing produce on a landfill to feed her city

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California warns of a second energy crisis

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Don’t just drain excess water off your field — reuse it

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Wisconsin Doctor Named Childhood Immunization Champion by the CDC

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The Pistoia Alliance Tackles Poorly Designed Scientific Software with Launch of User Experience for Life Sciences Toolkit

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By Mark Manfredi, Project Lead and IT Business Process Analyst at Bristol-Meyers Squibb   Bristol-Myers Squibb has found substantial value … The post Bristol-Myers Squibb finding the Pistoia Alliance Chemical Safety Library data valuable as part of its proactive safety practices appeared first on Pistoia Alliance.
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$54.3 Million in Brownfield Grants to Assess and Clean Up Brownfields

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EPA is pleased to announce that 144 communities will receive 221 grants totaling $54.3 million in EPA Brownfields funding through our Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) Grants to assess, clean up and redevelop underutilized properties while protecting public health and the environment. These funds will expand the ability of communities to recycle...
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SACRAMENTO — Funds will soon be available to expedite the purchase and use of cleaner agricultural equipment to help farmers reduce their exposure to harmful diesel exhaust, improve local air quality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the California Air Resources Board has announced. The “Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions” (FARMER) Program provides $135...
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FREE Webinar: Taking Safety to the Next Level with Lockout Leadership

FREE Webinar: Taking Safety to the Next Level with Lockout Leadership

An April 17 EHS Today-hosted webinar, sponsored by The Master Lock Company ​ Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -4, New York)Duration: 1 HourEvent Type: Live WebinarCost: Free Register Today! Description Summary:  Lockout tagout is perennially one of OSHA’s top 10 violations and a leading cause of serious injuries in the workplace. What makes the...
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Sarcoidosis Among U.S. Navy Enlisted Men, 1965-1993

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Cellphone Radiation Linked to Brain and Heart Tumors studies are reproducible

Cellphone Radiation Linked to Brain and Heart Tumors studies are reproducible

In 2011 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified cellphones as a Group 2B “possible carcinogen,”1 and the evidence supporting the theory that electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation from cellphones can trigger abnormal cell growth and cancer2,3 just keeps growing and getting stronger. In February, the findings of two government-funded animal studies4 were published. Curiously enough, the published...
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​​Phosphine Exposure Among Emergency Responders — Amarillo, Texas, January 2017

​​Phosphine Exposure Among Emergency Responders — Amarillo, Texas, January 2017

Investigation and Response At approximately 5:00 a.m. on January 2, 2017, emergency responders were dispatched to a single-family residence following a 9-1-1 call reporting shortness of breath, loss of consciousness, and other symptoms among occupants. These health effects were initially thought to be the result of carbon monoxide exposure; however, air monitoring detected no...
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EPA Announces New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

EPA Announces New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

​WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of...
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Improved Tool Decreases Dangerous Airborne Silica Dust

During sand transport, a visible cloud of dust containing crystalline silica floats past this top sand-mover operator station. Photo courtesy of Barbara Alexander, NIOSH. An improved, NIOSH-developed tool, or engineering control, can help reduce the amount of dangerous, airborne crystalline silica dust generated during sand moving for oil and gas extraction, according to research published in...
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Top Story OSHA Will Enforce Beryllium Standard Starting in May

Top Story OSHA Will Enforce Beryllium Standard Starting in May

OSHA will start enforcement of the final rule on occupational exposure to beryllium in construction, shipyard, and general industries on May 11, 2018. The start of enforcement had previously been set for March 12, 2018. In response to feedback from stakeholders, the agency is considering technical updates to clarify and simplify compliance. In the interim, if...
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What Is The USEPA Revised Hazardous Waste Generator Rule And How It Affects You

What Is The USEPA Revised Hazardous Waste Generator Rule And How It Affects You

Hazardous Waste Dates: Rule effective May 30, 2017 for EPA administered areas. Becomes effective in a RCRA authorized states when adopted by the state. What Happened The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) issued the November 2016 final rule that revised the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act’s (RCRA) hazardous waste generator regulatory program. According to...
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