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  1. Brooklyn contractor hit with 84G fine for death of workerRead the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | New York Daily News

    Laborer Vidal Sanchez-Roman fell while raking freshly poured concrete at the unprotected edge on the sixth floor of a building. "Mr. Sanchez's death could have been prevented by J&M Metro," said Kay Gee, OSHA's area director for Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.


  2. Disaster plan developed for use if St. Louis landfill fire reaches buried nuclear wasteRead the original story

    11 min ago | Cape Breton Post

    Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet. Government officials have quietly adopted an emergency plan in case the smouldering embers ever reach the waste, a potentially "catastrophic event" that could send up a plume of radioactive smoke over a densely populated area near the city's main airport.


  3. Fresno program aims to divert food waste from landfillsRead the original story w/Photo

    35 min ago | The Fresno Bee

    A new project in Fresno aims to divert tons of food waste from landfills annually to produce renewable energy and feed needy families. The project is one of 10 spotlighted by the Greenlining Institute in a report examining how disadvantaged communities across the state have benefited from the 2006 Global Warming Solutions Act.


  4. Berwick awards contract for cleanup for Prime Tanning siteRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

    At their regular meeting Tuesday, the Berwick Board of Selectmen awarded a contract to the environmental engineering firms of Credere, of Westbrook, and Wesson and Sampson, of Peabody, Mass. The firms joined together to submit the lone bid to oversee the cleanup of the 8-acre site which dominates downtown Berwick.


  5. Embattled chicken processor takes issue with negative publicityRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Norwalk Reflector

    A leading supplier of fast food and supermarket chicken facing more than $1.4 million in fines this year for alleged worker safety and health violations has issued a statement defending its safety record. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has levied the latest penalties against Case Farms Processing Inc. for 16 violations at the chicken processor's Canton facility.


  6. Seattle cop fired for obstructing investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A 31-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department was fired in August after making a series of misleading and false statements about an equipment bag he reported stolen. He was also accused of failing to use his in-car video system and taking on off-duty work without reporting it to SPD, according to Office of Professional Accountability reports.


  7. Marijuana Pesticide Flap Brings Consumer Lawsuit in ColoradoRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | High Times

    Two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed - a case that lawyers say is the first product liability claim in the nation involving the legal marijuana industry. The case underscores disagreement over what chemicals should be allowed in the cultivation of pot and leaves the plaintiffs facing a dilemma: The U.S. government still regards almost all marijuana as an illicit drug and there are no federal safety guidelines for growing it.


  8. Taste Invaders: Chipotle Remakes Classic Video Game To Fight GMOsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

    Chipotle is attempting to breathe new life into its anti-GMO crusade by releasing its own take on the classic 1970s video game Space Invaders. Titled "Taste Invaders," the player controls a Chipotle burrito that shoots away the advance of additives like Sodium Alginate and Polysorbate 80. The hostile additives are portrayed in the forms of lab flasks and elements on the periodic table.


  9. Hawaiian Gardens man killed on job at LBCC left behind 8 kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Press-Telegram

    The company of a contract worker who was killed late last month while working at Long Beach City College are working to raise money to help his long-time partner and eight children. Jose Barragan, 47, was putting up a banner for a Sept.


  10. EPA finds hazardous waste violations at Missouri-Kansas CityRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Joplin

    The University of Missouri-Kansas City will pay a $23,679 civil penalty as part of a settlement reached with the Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal regulations involving the storage and handling of hazardous waste. (Read full article)


  11. Ammonia 'greatest toxic chemical airborne hazard' in countyRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Harbor Times Soup

    As part of a new focus on operations with at least 10,000 pounds of ammonia on hand, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency inspected potato processing operation Penobscot McCrum last year and recently issued a complaint alleging the company is unprepared for an emergency involving an ammonia leak. An EPA enforcement alert issued in February states that recent ammonia-related Clean Air Act violations at nine refrigeration facilities nationwide have resulted in property damage, injuries, hospitalizations and several deaths and reminded the industry that companies must take responsibility to prevent accidental releases of ammonia.


  12. AFSCME says Rauner trying to end step increases | Illinois News NetworkRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Townhall

    Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration wants to abolish step increases, or scheduled raises based on time in service, according to the state's largest public-employee union. The Rauner administration, however, says that's a stretch of the truth and argues the governor has never proposed a compensation system based solely on merit.


  13. Wyo., ND Governors To EPA: Hey, We Need More Time On Clean Power Plan ...Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Townhall

    Wyo., ND Governors To EPA: Hey, We Need More Time On Clean Power Plan Regs Because You Totally 'Blindsided' Us By now, you know that the Obama administration has a plan to combat the threat of global warming by cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 . It's already projected to gut millions of jobs from black and Hispanic communities, place fixed-income seniors in a bind over increased energy costs, and disproportionately impacts most of the states that didn't vote for the president in 2012.


  14. Alabama judge awards $3.5 million in mesothelioma death case involving TVA nuclear plantRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    The family of a Florence woman who died in 2013 from the lung disease mesothelioma will receive a $3.5 million award for her pain and suffering and medical expenses. Court records dating back to 2012 show Barbara Bobo inhaled secondhand asbestos fibers while laundering her husband's work clothes for more than two decades.


  15. Update on FDA's Approach to Labeling Biosimilars Like GenericsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | JD Supra

    The FDA approved label for the first U.S. biosimilar, Sandoz's Zarxio, has raised concerns . Zarxio was launched on September 3, 2015 with a label that does not state that the product was approved as a biosimilar to Amgen's Neupogen and that it has not been determined to be interchangeable to Neupogen.


  16. EPA meeting to discuss clean up of MLK Boulevard corridorRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

    So Tuesday night, city officials and representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency are holding the first of several meetings with property and business owners to try and secure a $400,000 Brownfield Grant to find out where those contaminations might be. It's a long process and requires a lot of public input to nail down which parcels of land need to be de-contaminated.


  17. Flavelle: How to sell Republicans on a carbon taxRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    If you were to select the most hopeless cause in Washington, getting Republican lawmakers to support a carbon tax would have to make the short list. The idea combines much of what conservatives hate most: a new tax, less coal, a more intrusive government and an acknowledgment that scientists - worse, scientists at the United Nations! - might be right about something.


  18. Exceptional traction for greater performance: The Porsche 911 Carrera ...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

    The standard adaptive PASM chassis with its ten-millimeter reduced ride height provides an even greater bridge between agile handling and sophisticated ride comfort. Rear-axle steering is available as an option for the Carrera 4S models and enhances the car's agility even further.


  19. $11.5 million given to Chesapeake Bay restorationRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

    Federal and private grants totaling $11.5 million are going to pollution prevention projects like this tree planting in Baltimore's Highlandtown. Federal and private grants totaling $11.5 million are going to pollution prevention projects like this tree planting in Baltimore's Highlandtown.


  20. Pilsen residents kept waiting for cleanup of toxic lead contaminationRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    The H. Kramer and Co. smelter in Pilsen, shown in 2014, is responsible for most of the lead contamination in the area, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.