Report Helps to Understand the Risk of Silica Sand

X-ray showing Silicosis complicada in the lungs. photo: Wikimedia Commons

OSHA rules on workplace toxics stalled by Jim Morris for iWatch News At 58, retired machinist Bruce Revers is tethered to his oxygen machines — a wall unit when he’s at home, a portable tank when he’s out. The simple […]

Mapping Pollution Facilities in the U.S. for Air, Water, Soil, and Infrastructure

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view full searchable map » About this map To begin exploring how air pollution may affect your community, use this interactive map of more than 17,000 facilities that have emitted hazardous chemicals into the air. Color-coded dots and […]

Unveiling EPA "Offsite Consequence Analysis" on Industrial Worst Case Scenarios: Hyrdofluoric Acid

Hydrofluoric acid, known for its ability to race long distances in a cloud, is extremely toxic. It causes lung congestion, inflammation and severe burns of the skin and digestive tract. It attacks the eyes and bones. Experiments in 1986 detected the acid at potentially deadly levels almost two miles from the point of release.

Rewarding Polluters: Energy Stimulus Prevents NEPA Oversight

The administration has awarded more than 179,000 “categorical exclusions” to stimulus projects funded by federal agencies, freeing those projects from review under the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA. Coal-burning utilities like Westar Energy and Duke Energy, chemical manufacturer DuPont, and ethanol maker Didion Milling are among the firms with histories of serious environmental violations that have won blanket NEPA exemptions.