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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 […]

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Rumpke gets $32M for plant

CINCINNATI — “Rumpke Consolidated Cos. Inc. will receive $32 million in government financing for a new recycling plant to replace one severely damaged by fire in April. The financing is the first such deal ever authorized for a recycling facility by the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority.  It approved issuance […]

Group’s dogged environmental work aims to clean up Pilsen
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Group’s dogged environmental work aims to clean up Pilsen

PILSEN, IL — “The group, which has 10 core members, meets once a week at the home of Leila Mendez — one of many residents who attributes her family’s health problems to polluters including smelter H. Kramer and Co. and the coal-fired power plants, Fisk and Crawford. Since their formation […]

Axioms for organizers
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Axioms for organizers

CLEVELAND – Fred Ross (1910 – 1992) is best known for teaching community organizing to Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and hundreds of United Farm Workers Union organizers.  His life ranged much farther, practicing and teaching organizing to Dust Bowl refugees, former Japanese-American internees, the Jerry Brown for Governor campaign, the […]

P.O.W.E.R. calls on Colerain Township neighbors to stop dump expansion
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P.O.W.E.R. calls on Colerain Township neighbors to stop dump expansion

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — The battle to halt the expansion of the Rumpke Landfill continues and we are seeking your help.   First an introduction, my name is Rich McVay and I have been a resident of Colerain Township for over 22 years.  To give you an idea of where I […]

Early morning pressure rupture forces Heartland Petroleum evacuation
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Early morning pressure rupture forces Heartland Petroleum evacuation

COLUMBUS — “Emergency crews evacuated Heartland Petroleum after a pressure rupture was reported Monday morning. According to authorities, crews first received a report of an explosion, but later determined that a piece of equipment had a pressure rupture. Crews were on the scene, located at 4001 E. Fifth Ave., around […]

C8 linked to high cholesterol, panel says
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C8 linked to high cholesterol, panel says

CHARLESTON, WV — “A panel investigating the potential dangers of C8 has concluded that exposure is probably linked to high cholesterol in humans, adding to the list of health impacts from the DuPont Co. chemical. The C8 Science Panel’s latest finding adds to the conclusions of the group, which had […]