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Report: Beckham Stadium Site has Unsafe Arsenic Levels

MIAMI — An environmental report poses a new problem for the proposed site of David Beckham’s Major League Soccer stadium in Miami: Tests show the soil is far more toxic than expected. According to the Miami Herald, the analysis found …

Conflict in Michigan AG’s Office over Flint Water Records

DETROIT — A civil war of sorts is developing in the Michigan attorney general’s office over 23 boxes of records found in a state basement and what role — if any — they have in the Flint water criminal investigation. …

Lead in Toy Jewelry Prompts Lawsuit Against Target, Walmart and Importer

Two of the nation’s largest retailers and a third company are named in a New York lawsuit claiming the companies imported and sold children’s toys with lead levels up to 10 times higher than federal limits. New York Attorney General …

More Than 100 Sickened in Peru Mining Spill

More than 100 Peruvian farmers have been sickened by the spill of a copper concentrate containing arsenic and lead produced at one of the Andean country’s biggest mines, authorities said Friday. The Ancash state regional health office said 140 people …

OSHA Investigates Virginia School After Lead Found

Federal safety regulators are investigating a Roanoke, Va., school following the detection of lead in some paint chips. Roanoke City Public Schools deputy superintendent Curt Baker tells media outlets that the amount of lead detected at Highland Park Elementary School …

Calif.’s Disneyland Sued Over Alleged Lead Problem

A nonprofit group that has filed dozens of environmental suits against major companies is now accusing Disneyland of exposing children to lead. The Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation sued the corporate owner of the Orange County theme park in April. That …

$320 Million in Punitive Damages Over Missouri Smelter

A St. Louis jury has awarded $320 million in punitive damages in the lawsuit against the former owners of a lead smelter in the eastern Missouri town of Herculaneum. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the jury awarded the punitive damages …

$62M Louisiana Road Home Settlement: $0 for Lead Plaintiffs

Two lead plaintiffs won’t get any money from a recent $62 million settlement to a case alleging discrimination in the Road Home program to help people rebuild after the hurricanes of 2005. The Times-Picayune reports that Almarie Ford and Edward …

‘Toy Story’ Bowling Game Sold at Walmart Recalled

A “Toy Story 3” bowling game made in China is being recalled because red paint on the pins contains lead. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that the recall affects about 600 copies of the toy set, which …