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EPA Won't Regulate Rocket Fuel Toxic in Drinking Water

EPA Won't Regulate Rocket Fuel Toxic in Drinking Water

WASHINGTON, DC, October 6, 2008 (ENS) – Perchlorate, a toxic component of rocket fuel that contaminates drinking water at sites in at least 35 states, will not be regulated at the national level the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided. The agency announced its preliminary decision not to regulate perchlorate in drinking water late Friday.…

Worn Out Artificial Turf Poses Lead Exposure Risk

Worn Out Artificial Turf Poses Lead Exposure Risk

NEWARK, New Jersey, June 23, 2008 (ENS) – While conducting a routine health investigation at a scrap metal facility in Newark this spring, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the federal Agency for Toxic Substances tested a nearby community athletic field for lead contamination. When samples taken from the field showed…

Congress Probes White House Delay of Chemical Assessments

Congress Probes White House Delay of Chemical Assessments

WASHINGTON, DC, June 12, 2008 (ENS) – A Congressional committee today questioned the health effects of a new White House policy that delays the completion and release of chemical assessments into a public database maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The database, known as the Integrated Risk Information System, or IRIS, is used by…