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Florida moves forward on radioactive road paving plan as Gov. DeSantis signs new law via NPR

Updated June 30, 20231:24 PM ET  By Bill Chappell Florida is another step closer to paving its roads with phosphogypsum — a radioactive waste material from the fertilizer industry — after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a controversial bill into law Thursday. … Continue reading

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Take uranium contamination off our land, Navajos urge federal nuclear officials via New Mexico In Depth

The gale-force winds that swept across New Mexico on Friday, driving fires and evacuations, gave Diné residents in a small western New Mexico community an opportunity to demonstrate first hand the danger they live with every day. Nuclear Regulatory Commission … Continue reading

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Regional EPA leaders visit West Lake Landfill Superfund site, release map of radioactive contamination via St. Louis Post Dispatch

BRIDGETON — The Environmental Protection Agency released new maps Friday of radioactivity at West Lake Landfill, showing contamination extending up to and, in at least a few places, slightly beyond the fence line of the Superfund site. Planning the long-awaited … Continue reading

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Daily Inspiration: Meet Karen Nickel and Dawn Chapman via Voyage STL

[…] Hi Karen and Dawn, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourselfJust Moms STL was formed after learning we were living less than 2 miles from an underground burning landfill containing radioactive waste from the Manhattan Project known … Continue reading

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City to spend $31 million on radioactive waste remediation within Michael Reese site via Hyde Park Herald

By Jennifer Bamberg Representatives of the 4th Ward, city officials, and contractors led a virtual meeting on June 1 to discuss the remediation of the former Carnotite Reduction Company site located at 434 E. 26th St. The three-acre plot of land inside the northern … Continue reading

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By Bill Walker, Editor in Chief, and Wicitra Mahotama, Environmental Analyst UPDATE: On Feb. 4, the White House withdrew Kathleen Hartnett White’s nomination to head the Council on Environmental Quality. A new nominee has not been named. Drinking water for more than … Continue reading

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Announces West Lake Landfill Superfund Proposed Remedy via EPA Headquarters

WASHINGTON  — Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the proposed remedy for the West Lake Landfill Superfund Site in Bridgeton, Missouri. “The people of the St. Louis region deserve clarity and answers with respect to the remediation of … Continue reading

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EPA Says Higher Radiation Levels Pose ‘No Harmful Health Effect’ via Bloomberg Technology

In the event of a dirty bomb or a nuclear meltdown, emergency responders can safely tolerate radiation levels equivalent to thousands of chest X-rays, the Environmental Protection Agency said in new guidelines that ease off on established safety levels. The … Continue reading

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Homeowners in Niagara County ‘left high and dry’ via WBFO 88.7

Dozens of property owners sitting on radioactive waste in Niagara Falls and Lewiston have been left in limbo. Investigative Post, environmental reporter, Dan Telvock tells WBFO News, that the EPA recently shut down and removed clean up equipment at several … Continue reading

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Are the EPA’s Emergency Radiation Limits a Cover for Fukushima Fumbles? via Truthout

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is poised to issue guidelines that would set radiation limits for drinking water during the “intermediate period” after the releases from a radioactive emergency, such as an accident at a nuclear power plant, have been … Continue reading

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