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Hazardous Materials

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  • Nuclear Peril

    Nuclear Peril
    The tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, wiping out its backup power supply. The release of radioactive material into the air, land and sea became one of the worst nuclear disasters in history.
  • How do cell phones affect young brains?

    How do cell phones affect young brains?
    Cell phone safety warnings are generally designed for a large man with a big head who talks less than half an hour a day. The average toddler's head, however, weighs about half as much and is far more susceptible to the microwave radiation the phone...
  • Cellphones may harm memory, pregnancy, brain cells -- in rats, mice and rabbits. Maybe.

    Cellphones may harm memory, pregnancy, brain cells --  in rats, mice and rabbits. Maybe.
    Steady exposure to the electromagnetic radiation given off by cellphones during use may disrupt fetal development, disturb memory and weaken the barrier that protects the brain from environmental toxins, says a welter of new research being presented...
  • Report Targets 20 Cancer Causes

    Report Targets 20 Cancer Causes
    The American Cancer Society and three federal agencies named 19 chemicals and shift work on Thursday as potential causes of cancer that deserve more investigation. The group published a report with the backing of international experts who said the 20...
  • Lead tied to health risk for men

    Lead tied to health risk for men
    Exposure to lead in the environment is associated with a sharply increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. In a new study, the risk of death from...
  • Disposing of Unwanted Gardening Chemicals and other Hazardous Waste

     
    When you start searching for information about disposing of hazardous materials, you quickly understand why it’s best to not create hazardous waste in the first place. Some tips include: Consider carefully what you buy. If there is an effective,...
  • California toxic waste case settled

     
    “Significant shortcomings at Chemical Waste Management’s lab compromised the company’s ability to accurately analyze the toxic waste to be disposed of in their landfill,” said Jared Blumenfeld, the EPA’s regional...
  • Auto shredder to pay $2.9 million to settle toxic waste case

     
    A judge has accepted the agreement, eresolving complaints that SA Recycling and Simms Metal Waste violated hazardous waste and air pollution laws by continuing operations after its air pollution control system was damaged by the explosion....
  • Winnetka promotes public safety officials

     
    Several Winnetka fire and police officials were recently promoted to senior administrative positions. Joseph J. Pellus was promoted from Police Commander to Deputy Chief of …...
  • Change in state law prompts expanded electronics recycling program

     
    Following the success of an electronics recycling extravaganza and changes to state law taking effect in January of next year, Downers Grove will host a …...
  • Residents evacuated after major train derailment

     
    Emergency officials in the Antelope Valley have evacuated residents after a major freight train derailment. About half of the 62-car train derailed near Littlerock. At least 14 of the cars were carrying hazardous material. Officials are trying to...
  • Human remains found in Bakersfield home

     
    Human remains: Human remains found in Bakersfield home...