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Chicago Police Open Drop Boxes for Unwanted Meds

Chicago Police Open Drop Boxes for Unwanted Meds

CHICAGO, Illinois, November 11, 2008 (ENS) – To keep expired and unused prescription drugs out of the Chicago water supply, city, state and federal governments are cooperating to provide a new permanent, convenient way for people to discard them without flushing them down the drain. Drop boxes are now located at five Chicago Police Department…

Radioactivity, Arsenic Contaminate New Jersey Drinking Water

Radioactivity, Arsenic Contaminate New Jersey Drinking Water

TRENTON, New Jersey, August 28, 2008 (ENS) – Tens of thousands of New Jersey residents are drinking polluted water from private wells, according to a new state report, and radioactive contamination is the most common violation of state standards. The new report from the state Private Well Testing Act Program covers the five-year period from…

Fujicolor Employee Admits False Wastewater Reporting

Fujicolor Employee Admits False Wastewater Reporting

DALLAS, Texas, June 20, 2008 (ENS) – A former employee of Fujicolor’s film developing facility in Terrell, Texas pleaded guilty Wednesday to willfully concealing and covering up a material fact in wastewater discharge reports that must be filed under the federal Clean Water Act. Gerald Lakota admitted to reporting only wastewater samples that were within…

Asbestos Risk Closes Central California's Clear Creek Area

Asbestos Risk Closes Central California's Clear Creek Area

HOLLISTER, California, May 1, 2008 (ENS) – People enjoying recreational activities at the Clear Creek Management Area in central California may not realize it but they are exposing themselves to high levels of asbestos in the soil, which increases their risk of developing cancer. Based on the findings of a new study of asbestos exposure…