Tag: pollution

EPA urged to reduce refinery pollution

EPA urged to reduce refinery pollution

| August 20, 2014

By LaGloria Houston Defender HOUSTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to do more to protect black, Latino and poor communities from oil refineries that put nearby residents at heightened risk of cancer, asthma, and other upper respiratory diseases, witnesses testified at an EPA Houston-area public hearing on proposed updates to emissions standards for refineries. “Numerous […]

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Study: High autism rates linked to pollution

Study: High autism rates linked to pollution

| March 14, 2014

It’s interesting that so much attention regarding autism has focused on alleged links to vaccines and other medical practices (particularly among conspiracy theorists) yet attention is just being drawn to environmental factors—especially pollution. If the information below is accurate, it appears to be another case profits before people as with asthma and outmoded manufacturing processes. […]

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South Africans win ruling against steel polluter

| September 24, 2013

A major steel producer has been ordered to turn over documents about the environmental impact of its two South African facilities which activists say poisoned the air and water as well as left a trail of hazardous waste.

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Africa News in Brief: Sept. 11 edition

Africa News in Brief: Sept. 11 edition

| September 10, 2013

• Oil polluter snared in corruption crackdown
• Gold miners reject 6 percent pay hike as owners sock away cash
• Kenyan actress wins strong accolades for new epic film
• Sisulu University heads for chopping block

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