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Included in the proposal are measures to tighten regulations for the storage and handling of ammonium nitrate, the chemical involved in last April’s fertilizer plant in West, Texas, which killed 15 people and injured more than 200.
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Agencies considering major chemical plant safety overhaul

WASHINGTON, DC — “An interagency panel created to weigh new chemical safety regulations in response to last April’s deadly explosion in Texas is considering a major overhaul of the way volatile substances are handled and stored, a new federal document shows. …The agencies offer nine sets of options across several […]

Nine residents sue DuPont over cancer
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Nine residents sue DuPont over cancer

Federal lawsuits claim chemical giant knowingly contaminated drinking water with C8, used to make Teflon CINCINNATI — “The lawsuits, filed Oct. 8 and this week, are among about 50 such cases — including one alleging wrongful death — filed against DuPont since April, when a court-appointed science panel found probable […]

Manganese study meeting Thursday will include Marietta information
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Manganese study meeting Thursday will include Marietta information

EAST LIVERPOOL — “My name is Dr. Rosemarie Bowler and I am a neuropsychologist and a faculty member at San Francisco State University (SFSU)… In November of 2011, SFSU received a federal contract from the U.S. EPA to conduct a health study of adults exposed to environmental manganese in East […]

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Rumpke neighbors challenge landfill’s odor control plan at Ohio EPA hearing

Residents group says company ignores bigger issue COLERAIN TWP — “The company and residents agree that odor has increased since a disruption began on the north end of the landfill in 2009. The company says there was a “reaction” 100 feet below the surface. It’s not a fire, Rumpke says, […]

Public hearing April 2 on Rumpke plan to increase deodorizer use to cover odors from fire
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Public hearing April 2 on Rumpke plan to increase deodorizer use to cover odors from fire

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled a public hearing at 6:30pm on April 2 to accept public comments on Rumpke’s request to increase by 300% the deodorizer it uses to mask odors from the landfill. Rich McVay, Rumpke neighbor and president of Property Owners Want Equal […]

Rumpke wants to increase odor control at landfill
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Rumpke wants to increase odor control at landfill

CINCINNATI — “Rumpke wants to change its deodorant, but it needs a permit to make the switch. Amanda Pratt, spokeswoman for the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, says the new odor suppression spray requires that the company apply for a new permit because the spray will increase the amount of emissions into […]

South Side foundry is thriving, but it’s at a price to environment
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South Side foundry is thriving, but it’s at a price to environment

COLUMBUS — “2011 was a good year for Columbus Castings. …But what’s good for business is not necessarily good for the environment. The amount of toxic pollutants that the South Side foundry produced increased nearly tenfold from 2010 to 2011. Annual pollution reports filed with state and federal officials show […]

Ohioans’ lawsuits blame diseases on DuPont
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Ohioans’ lawsuits blame diseases on DuPont

26 lawsuits here cite chemical that plant discharged into river COLUMBUS — “High levels of C8 have been found in water supplies near the plant along the Ohio River, and residents of the area have been fighting with DuPont about the contamination for more than a decade. A science panel […]

New studies raise more questions about C8
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New studies raise more questions about C8

CHARLESTON, WV — “There are two new studies out this week that raise more questions about the dangers of DuPont Co.’s chemical, C8. First, there’s this paper published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, concluding: This study suggests an association between PFC exposure and juvenile asthma. Due to widespread exposure […]

Lawsuit filed in Athens County moves to federal court
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Lawsuit filed in Athens County moves to federal court

ATHENS — “A personal injury lawsuit filed in Athens County against a local manufacturing company moved to federal court last month. The lawsuit, filed by an Athens resident, John Wright, against DuPont, a chemical manufacturing company, was moved to the federal court on Dec. 27. DuPont owns and operates the […]