- Feds seek information after radiation exposure in E. Idaho Updated: Sep-04-15 5:19 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal nuclear officials want an eastern Idaho company to provide detailed information about how it determined a worker's level of radiation exposure after a mishap exposed the worker to an amount initially estimated to be the maximum allowable in an entire year.
- State: 1000s of landlords haven't met lead registry rule Updated: Sep-04-15 4:17 am
BALTIMORE - The Maryland Department of the Environment says it's sending out 87,000 letters to landlords who haven't registered their rental units under a law meant to reduce childhood lead poisoning.
- US probe sought of schemes targeting lead paint survivors Updated: Sep-01-15 8:11 pm
WASHINGTON - Two members of Congress are asking the Justice Department to investigate predatory financial schemes that target victims of lead point poisoning.
- Connecticut to receive about $10 million for lead abatement Updated: Aug-30-15 9:50 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The cities and New Haven and Waterbury and the Connecticut Department of Housing are receiving federal funds to help combat poisoning from lead-based paint in housing.
- Peoria County gets $3.2 million to combat lead poisoning Updated: Aug-28-15 4:09 am
PEORIA, Illinois - Peoria County is getting $3.2 million from the federal government to protect children and their families from lead poisoning.
- State quarantines Big Island ohia trees due to fungus Updated: Aug-27-15 7:58 am
HILO, Hawaii - The state Board of Agriculture is banning shipments of ohia trees from leaving the Big Island in hopes of curbing the spread of a deadly fungus.
- Ellettsville town offices to relocate after mold discovery Updated: Aug-26-15 5:25 pm
ELLETTSVILLE, Indiana - Town offices in the Monroe County community of Ellettsville will have to be relocated again after county health officials found mold.
- Baltimore gets $3.7M for lead removal Updated: Aug-25-15 10:52 am
BALTIMORE - Federal housing officials are awarding more than $3.7 million to Baltimore to eliminate lead poison hazards and perform assessments of hundreds of homes for low-income families.
- Rochester receives federal grants to combat lead poisoning Updated: Aug-25-15 6:07 am
ROCHESTER, New York - Officials say the city of Rochester will receive two federal grants totaling more than $3.6 million to help fight lead poisoning in the area.
- Contractor could face criminal charges for asbestos exposure Updated: Aug-20-15 5:08 am
OKAWVILLE, Illinois - A southern Illinois contractor whose companies were fined nearly $2 million for federal workplace safety violations involving asbestos exposure could face a criminal inquiry.
- Hogan says housing secretary will stay on the job Updated: Aug-17-15 6:49 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Gov. Larry Hogan met with his top housing official Monday to express disappointment in the secretary's comments about landlord liability in lead paint cases, a spokesman said, but the official will remain on the job after 30 lawmakers called for his resignation.
- OSHA: Illinois company exposed Mexican workers to asbestos Updated: Aug-11-15 11:53 am
OKAWVILLE, Illinois - The top federal official for worker safety said Tuesday that an Illinois businessman's "outrageous behavior" of bringing in Mexican workers to remove asbestos without safety gear warrants fines of nearly $1.8 million.
- Construction was happening at Wal-Mart where 13 got sick Updated: Aug-10-15 9:34 am
AVALON PARK, Florida - Authorities say a construction crew using propane tools had been working in a central Florida Wal-Mart store where 13 employees were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning.
- 7 taken to hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning at Walmart Updated: Aug-09-15 7:28 pm
AVALON PARK, Florida - Thirteen people were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after a 24-hour Walmart in central Florida was evacuated.
- 7 taken to hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning at Walmart Updated: Aug-09-15 11:16 am
AVALON PARK, Florida - Thirteen people were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after a Walmart in Avalon Park was evacuated.
- Law aimed at preventing lead exposure 'barely unenforced' Updated: Aug-08-15 4:52 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting says a federal program aimed at keeping children in Maine and across the country from being exposed to lead paint is "barely enforced."