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Entries by Lynne Peeples from 11/2012

Hurricane Sandy May Have Spared Fracking Operations, But Toxic Concerns Remain

Posted 11.01.2012 | Green

Residents living in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania are breathing a cautious sigh of relief in the wake of superstorm Sandy, but remain con...

Arthur Kill Oil Spill: Diesel Cleanup Continues, 'Luckily' It's Not Crude

Posted 11.01.2012 | Green

During the peak of superstorm Sandy, a storm surge and full-moon high tide coincided to cause waters to rise an unprecedented 13 feet in some parts of...

Asbestos May Pose Health Hazards In Hurricane Sandy's Wake

Posted 11.03.2012 | Green

Among the wreckage removed in Joplin, Mo., after the 2011 tornado was 2,600 tons of asbestos debris. "That was a small community," said Linda Reins...

Hurricane Sandy: Toxic Pollution, Low-Income Families In Direct Path Of Storm Surges

Posted 11.06.2012 | Green

After Hurricane Sandy's flood waters receded from Lou Sones' kitchen last week, an unpleasant hint lingered of what those waters had flushed inside. ...

Prop 37 GMO Labeling Law Defeated By Corporate Dollars And Deception, Proponents Say

Posted 11.07.2012 | Green

Proponents of Proposition 37, the California ballot measure that would have required labeling of genetically engineered foods, are attributing Tuesday...

Hurricane Sandy Pollution Among Moms' Concerns In Storm's Wake

Posted 11.08.2012 | Green

Even before her 7-year-old son, Zephyr, began playing soccer this fall, Penelope Jagessar Chaffer was concerned about possible toxic chemicals on his ...

Toxic Dangers: The Plight Of A Protective Parent In A Chemical World

Posted 11.09.2012 | Parents

(Illustration by Frank Stockton) Ed Brown recalls the “funny taste” of Darth Vader’s legs. He also remembers how it never stopped him from ...

Fracking Sand May Pose Health Hazard To Workers, Residents

Posted 11.16.2012 | Green

The first time Bill Ferullo saw the white plumes drifting from a natural gas fracking site, he got out of his car to take pictures. "I didn't know ...

Fracking's Toxic Secrets: Lack Of Transparency Over Natural Gas Drilling Endangers Public Health, Advocates Say

Posted 11.21.2012 | Green

Some frustrated residents and anti-fracking activists are finding new names to call the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) -- "...

New Flame Retardants, Other Replacement Chemicals, Pose Same Problems As Predecessors

Posted 11.28.2012 | Green

Elizabeth Crowe recently learned that the red couch in her family's living room holds a toxic secret -- hidden inside its foam filling is a toxic chem...