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Japan PM Says Plan to Release Fukushima Water Coming Soon

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday that his government is working on the final details of a plan to release massive amounts of radioactive water being stored at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, a decision that has …

Contaminated Plant Turned Over to State Environmental Trust

LOS ANGELES — A state environmental trust will take over a battery recycling plant in Southern California to prevent its bankrupt owners from abandoning the heavily contaminated facility, a newspaper reported Saturday. The Department of Toxic Substances Control announced Friday …

No Money For Masterpieces: Louvre Bans Cash Over Virus Fears

PARIS — The Louvre is no longer taking cash, because of the coronavirus outbreak. The world’s most-visited museum is shifting to card-only payments as part of new measures that helped persuade employees worried about getting sick to return to work …

Merck Cyberattack’s $1.3 Billion Question: Was It an Act of War?

By the time Deb Dellapena arrived for work at Merck & Co.’s 90-acre campus north of Philadelphia, there was a handwritten sign on the door: The computers are down. It was worse than it seemed. Some employees who were already …

Lawsuit Targets Colorado Cantaloupe Grower

A lawsuit filed on behalf of a Hobbs, N.M., woman who died in September after eating contaminated fruit says food safety auditors gave a Colorado cantaloupe farm a “superior” rating for safety and quality just weeks before health officials identified …

E.coli Victims All Visited North Carolina State Fair

State health officials say the North Carolina State Fair is the focus of the investigation of an E. coli outbreak that has made at least nine people sick. Fifteen other cases are under investigation. State epidemiologist Dr. Megan Davies says …

3 Die from Listeria Infections in New Mexico

Three people in New Mexico have died and six others are ill with Listeria infections that preliminary testing has linked to contaminated cantaloupe, state health officials said Monday. Colorado has also had a significant increase in Listeria cases, including at …

Sixth Lawsuit Filed Against Wisconsin Alcohol Wipes Company

A Wisconsin medical products manufacturer faces a sixth lawsuit over its contaminated alcohol wipes. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Tennessee contends the Triad Group and its sister company, H&P Industries, knowingly distributed the contaminated wipes. The U.S. Food …

More Ground Turkey Recalled Because of Salmonella

Minnesota-based Cargill Inc. recalled more ground turkey products Sunday because a test showed salmonella in a sample from an Arkansas plant less than a month after production resumed following an earlier recall and shutdown. Cargill recalled 36 million pounds of …

Cargill Sued Over Salmonella-Contaminated Turkey

A Cargill Inc unit is being sued by an Oregon family who said their young daughter was hospitalized after eating Salmonella-contaminated turkey, the subject of one of the largest U.S. meat recalls ever. The lawsuit is one of the first …