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PFAS Researchers Question Residents About Water Use

LIMESTONE, Maine (AP) – Researchers exploring the presence of so-called forever chemicals around the former Loring Air Force Base are asking residents how they use the local waters. Wood Environment and Infrastructure will interview residents of Limestone, Caswell and Caribou …

High from Hemp: States Wrestle with Chemically Made THC

Over the past few years, Jonny Griffis has invested millions of dollars in his legal marijuana farm in northern Michigan, which produces extracts to be used in things like gummy bears and vape oils. But now that farm — like …

FDA Details Problems at Plant Behind Recalled Baby Formula

WASHINGTON (AP) — Baby formula maker Abbott failed to maintain sanitary conditions and procedures at the Michigan manufacturing plant recently linked to a cluster of infant illnesses, according to findings released Tuesday by federal safety inspectors. The Food and Drug …

Ohio High Court Rules Coverage Owed for Contamination That Ruined Product

Contamination that ruined more than $1 million worth of glass containers manufactured by a policyholder’s customer counts as damage that is covered by an umbrella insurance policy, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The Supreme Court justices unanimously agreed that …

Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ Found in Michigan Farm’s Beef

Beef produced at a small Michigan farm was found to contain toxic “forever chemicals” after the cattle were fed crops grown with fertilizer made from contaminated wastewater biosolids, state officials said Friday. A consumption advisory issued by state agencies stopped …

N.Y. Court Reverses SWCB, Awards Benefits to Widow of World Trade Center Recovery Worker

A New York appellate court on Thursday reversed the State Workers’ Compensation Board and awarded death benefits to a court employee who contracted cancer years after participating in the rescue and recovery effort after the World Trade Center attack. A …

Navy Suspends Use of Military Tank Farm Above Hawaii Aquifer

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy announced Monday that it has suspended use of World War II-era fuel tank farm above a Hawaii aquifer that supplies nearly 20% of Honolulu’s drinking water. Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro made the announcement …

USDA Rethinks Approach to Controlling Salmonella in Poultry

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal health officials are rethinking their approach to controlling salmonella in poultry plants in the hope of reducing the number of illnesses linked to the bacteria each year, and on Tuesday the U.S. Department of Agriculture …

Viewpoint: How Undead Corporations Can Help Fund Oregon’s Environmental Cleanup

We all know that corporations and limited liability companies can die. In actuality, they are dissolved and given time to wind up their affairs, but the point is that after five years following proper notice to potential creditors and other …

New York Opens Probe Into Toxic Metals In Baby Food

NEW YORK — New York’s attorney general said on Thursday she has opened a probe into whether baby food contains arsenic and other toxic metals, and asked four manufacturers to provide information on whether their infant rice cereal products are …