Chemical

100 House lawmakers voted against chemical safeguards

By |2018-10-09T04:09:43+06:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Air, Chemical, Enviromental, EPA|

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund released its first chemical scorecard. The scorecard revealed that many House members regularly voted against toxic chemicals safeguards and protections. Trump has pushed a pro-chemical industry agenda. Approximately 100 House members have repeatedly voted "to make it harder for federal agencies like [EPA] to [...]

City of Waco lead hazard ordinance

By |2018-10-10T21:13:07+06:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Chemical, Enviromental, Health & Safety, Lead|

City of Waco approves lead testing On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the Waco City Council gave preliminary approval for lead testing throughout the city. In 2016, 4% of children in the Waco-McLennan county public health district had elevated levels of lead in their blood. The average in Texas is about 2% of children with elevated [...]

Environmental non-compliance can put you out of business

By |2018-10-09T22:24:04+06:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Chemical, Enviromental, Health & Safety, Industrial|

In February of 2018, Wright Containers was indicted for disposing highly toxic chemicals into a hidden storm drain that led to waterways near homes and schools. Among the affected schools are Gregg Elementary School and Hartman Middle School, which are within 1 mile of the storm drain. The surrounding area is an industrial-residential commercial neighborhood. [...]

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