- 3 workers exposed in radiation incident at DOE site Updated: May-28-16 11:58 am
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - A cleanup contractor says radioactive material contaminated the skin and clothing of three workers during an incident earlier this month at a U.S. Department of Energy site in the Idaho desert.
- Cellphone radiation study raises concerns despite low risk Updated: May-27-16 7:28 pm
WASHINGTON - A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears.
- Recalls this week: spill-proof cups, water heaters Updated: May-27-16 2:39 pm
More than 3 million spill-proof cups for children are being recalled because of mold development risk, with more than 3,000 reported cases already. Other recalled consumer products include faulty water heaters and mattress pads.
- Company recalls spill-proof cups due to risk of mold Updated: May-27-16 7:12 am
WASHINGTON - More than 3 million spill-proof cups for children between 4 and 12 months old are being recalled by Mayborn USA because of the risk of mold that could cause sickness.
- Pair of bills aimed to prevent more lead poisoning in Maine Updated: May-26-16 5:16 pm
LEWISTON, Maine - A state representative from Lewiston says a pair of bills would help prevent childhood lead poisoning in Maine.
- Hospital, family agree to $1.35M settlement in mold death Updated: May-26-16 4:52 pm
PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has agreed to pay $1.35 million in a settlement to the family of a woman who died during a mold outbreak at the hospital, according to court records.
- Town broke law when it razed building wanted by supremacist Updated: May-23-16 1:35 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The small town of Antler broke the law when it razed a building that was desired by white supremacist Craig Cobb, according to the North Dakota Health Department.
- Top US toxicologist to visit Rhode Island to discuss lead Updated: May-22-16 10:08 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A top federal toxicologist is visiting Rhode Island to talk about lead poisoning prevention and reforming the nation's chemical laws.
- Portland schools: Safe lead levels in our drinking water Updated: May-19-16 11:55 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Portland school officials say recent testing of the drinking water at public schools in the district show that lead levels are safe.
- Tennessee editorial roundup Updated: May-18-16 5:17 pm
Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers:
- Tacoma manager who oversaw school water testing fired Updated: May-13-16 9:21 pm
TACOMA, Washington - A manager accused by Tacoma Public Schools of not acting on a year-old report of high lead levels in school water has been fired.
- US proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half Updated: May-12-16 1:52 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration issued a final rule Thursday to sharply cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production, a key part of a push by President Barack Obama to reduce methane emissions by nearly half over the next decade.
- Lead testing inconsistent in Washington schools Updated: May-10-16 2:23 pm
SEATTLE - For about $5 per student in Washington state's public schools, every parent could know if the drinking water in their child's school was free of lead.
- Toxic mold shuts down Oregon City fire station Updated: May-06-16 2:08 am
OREGON CITY, Oregon - A Clackamas County fire station has closed down after toxic mold was found inside the facility, forcing firefighters to temporarily relocate.
- Carbon monoxide likely killed boy, seriously injured sister Updated: May-03-16 6:32 pm
LINDEN, New Jersey - Carbon monoxide poisoning apparently caused the death of a 9-year-old boy and seriously injured his 10-year-old sister who were both found unresponsive Tuesday morning, authorities in New Jersey said.
- WVU Coliseum reopens 3 days after asbestos found Updated: May-02-16 5:45 pm
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - West Virginia University's basketball arena has reopened three days after asbestos was detected in materials that were exposed during construction activities.
- Michigan didn't issue fines in many asbestos violations Updated: May-01-16 1:21 pm
DETROIT - Michigan's state worker safety agency didn't issue fines in the majority of asbestos abatement cases where it found serious violations during the past seven years, and not one company was fined the maximum $7,000, a newspaper reports.
- Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river Updated: Apr-29-16 9:38 am
MUSLYUMOVO, Russia - At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank.