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Lead Contamination

A Neighborhood Gun Range’s Legacy: Lead Contamination

Capital & Main | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.08.2016 | Politics

This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main. Last April, residents of Sacramento’s working-...

Thousands Of Indiana Residents Endangered By Incorrect Lead Report

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.28.2016 | Green

In this industrial northwest Indiana city, hundreds of families who live in a gated public housing community with prim lawns and a new elementary scho...

A Year After Report, Flint Lacks Federal Aid and Safe Water

Henry Henderson | Posted 09.22.2016 | Detroit
Henry Henderson

One year ago, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan released a study validating what many residents were ...

An Open Letter To Members Of Congress

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

The communities of faith, human service providers, civil rights, labor, and other advocates for low-income people represented in the Coalition on Human Needs call upon you to exercise leadership by taking these steps.

Flint Fallout Prompts Philadelphia To Do Extra Tests For Lead In Water

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics

Philadelphia announced Friday that it will conduct new tests for lead in the city’s water, apparently in response to activists’ cries that the cit...

There's A Deadly Problem With Our Water Hardly Anyone's Talking About

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics

In the more than two years that have passed since the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, began, the threat of lead contamination in drinking wa...

Group Of Black Bernie Supporters Distributes Water To Newark Schools

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.20.2016 | Black Voices

After unsafe levels of lead found in the water forced officials to shut off drinking fountains at 30 schools in Newark, New Jersey, one political grou...

Robot Swarms Could Help Solve Our Lead Pollution Problem

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.15.2016 | Science

Vast swarms of miniature robots are coming -- and they might be the answer to scrubbing our waters clean of lead. "Microbots" smaller than the width o...

'Green News Report' - March 22, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.22.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Sea World vows to end captive orca breeding program; Great Barrier Reef i...

We Are All Flint

Erin Brockovich | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Erin Brockovich

Communities across the country have been dealing with lead issues for years -- but they've always fallen on a deaf ear. Flint is simply the perfect storm. There's this false sense of security that we've all been lulled into, and only now are people actually waking up to reality.

Congressional Hearings Should Reflect That Flint Is Not Fixed

Henry Henderson | Posted 03.15.2016 | Detroit
Henry Henderson

This week the US House Committee on Oversight and Reform is holding two hearings on the mess in Michigan. I expect we will hear more of the same from the folks who created this disaster when they testify in DC.

Tests (or Lack Thereof) Show New Players Needed to Fix Flint

Henry Henderson | Posted 03.01.2016 | Detroit
Henry Henderson

The mess in Michigan has yet to be cleaned. Despite all the national attention and big talk from politicians who should share blame for the poisoning of Flint, very little has been done to improve the core problems with the city's water crisis.

Too Much Lead At Disneyland?

Posted 12.23.2011 | Green

What are the scariest attractions at Disneyland? It may not be the roller-coasters, if an environmental group's accusations are well-founded. The M...