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Water for Puerto Ricans Being Pumped From Superfund Site

According to a CNN report

(Newser) - Most of the people waiting in line for water Friday at a well in Puerto Rico were unaware it was coming from a federally designated Superfund site, reports CNN , which made the discovery after reviewing documents and speaking with officials. With more than 35% of residents still lacking water three... More »

Report: Houston Superfund Sites Are Under Water

EPA confirms 13 of 41 'experiencing possible damage' due to Harvey

(Newser) - The flooding of Superfund sites in and around Houston caused by Harvey has raised concerns about whether floodwaters had also washed in pollution from the sites, reports the AP , which visited several highly toxic waste sites in and around Houston. All had been inundated with water, in some cases many... More »

Overflowing Toxic Pit Kills 3K Birds

Tainted water of Berkeley Pit to hit critical level in 2023

(Newser) - It was an unusual and unfortunate confluence of events: A larger-than-normal number of geese was making a later-than-normal migration over Montana when a snowstorm blew in at the wrong time and sent them soaring to the wrong place, reports the AP . The throngs of white birds splashed down in a... More »

Obama's Environmental Pick Is Tight With the Enemy

(Newser) - President Obama's pick to run the Justice Department's environmental unit has an impressive resume when it comes to lawsuits against giant polluters. Trouble is, say her critics, all that experience has come from working with the bad guys. Ignacia Moreno, currently an attorney for GE, has spent years defending the... More »

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