Beirut explosion aftermath
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AP News
August 06, 2020 - 11:41 am
The 2013 disaster at the West Fertilizer Co. was a fraction of the size of Tuesday's explosion at Beirut's port that authorities say killed least 135 people and wounded about 5,000. Both blasts involved massive stockpiles of ammonium nitrate, a common but highly explosive chemical, and swift...
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Maya Rajamani
July 08, 2020 - 7:30 am
The Environmental Protection Agency has approved two Lysol products it says “safely and effectively” kill the novel coronavirus on surfaces.
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In this June 17, 2019, file photo in Washington, a label states that these pans do not contain PFAS, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
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AP News
April 18, 2020 - 11:24 am
The Trump White House has intervened to weaken one of the few public health protections pursued by its own administration, a rule to limit the use of a toxic industrial compound in consumer products, according to communications between the White House and Environmental Protection Agency. Read more...
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At The Bullen Companies — a business based out of Delaware County which makes specialty cleaning products.
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Justin Udo
March 02, 2020 - 3:34 pm
While there is no certain way to disinfect your home against the coronavirus, there are steps you can take to make sure cleaning products and disinfectants being used can help fight against the virus. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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Mark Abrams
February 06, 2020 - 4:15 pm
An environmental group claims federal data shows the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia was one of the most prolific emitters of toxic benzene of any refineries across the country, endangering the health of thousands. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro at a Stand Against Hate rally at Independence Mall on March 2, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Andrew Kramer
January 29, 2020 - 8:05 pm
As bad as the refinery explosion in South Philadelphia was, Pennsylvania's attorney general says it would have been "catastrophic" without certain chemical safety regulations. He's filing a lawsuit to keep federal authorities from doing away with those rules, and Philadelphia is joining in. Read...
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Heartburn medication
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January 10, 2020 - 4:37 pm
More common heartburn medications have been recalled due to the presence of an impurity that might cause cancer. Read more here.
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Tim Jimenez
November 22, 2019 - 7:46 am
Delaware County residents packed a community meeting Thursday night in Norwood, where EPA officials addressed their concerns that an abandoned landfill could be linked to a cluster of cancer and autoimmune illnesses in the area. Read more.
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Kim Glovas
November 13, 2019 - 2:49 pm
More than a dozen homes in upper Bucks County have been receiving bottled water as drinking water for at least two years, after the state found elevated levels of PFAS in the wells. Now, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has identified the potential polluter. Read more here.
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Glass of water
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Kim Glovas
October 26, 2019 - 6:15 am
A new database by the Environmental Working Group easily pinpoints potential contaminants in your tap water — echoing clean water advocates’ rationale that legal parameters are not necessarily safe. Read more here.
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