Soil contamination a hurdle for new Jordan Downs housing plan

  The L.A. city housing authority has promised to remove contaminated soil, but some argue the chemical levels will still be too high. As if the task of transforming one of the city’s most notorious housing projects into a new “urban village” wasn’t daunting enough, Los Angeles has run into another hurdle in the redevelopment […]

CDC’s Camp Lejeune study links birth defects to marine base’s drinking water

  RALEIGH, N.C.  — A long-awaited study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a link between tainted tap water at a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina and increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood cancers. CLICK HERE for the full story!

New study links Camp Lejeune’s polluted water to birth defects, childhood cancer

  Federal scientists have found an increased incidence of some birth defects and cancers such as leukemia in children of mothers exposed to polluted drinking water at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base, according to a new federal report. The report provides the most significant evidence yet that water may have harmed the health of […]

Ex-Crestwood officials get probation after concealing use of contaminated well water

Two former Crestwood officials who helped hide the village’s use of a polluted well were sentenced to probation Thursday as federal prosecutors lamented that they could not go after the man they believe masterminded the money-saving scheme. In handing down the sentences, U.S. District Judge Joan Gottschall agreed that mental health issues prevented the government […]

Almost Three Years Since the Introduction of Senate Bill 50(Trevor’s Law)

It has been almost three years since the Disease Cluster hearing on Senate Bill 50(Trevor’s Law).  Disease clusters continue to surface throughout the United States, attacking our children and communities day in and day out.  Visit the link below on a news story from March, 2011 about the numerous disease clusters in Ohio.  With the […]

Asbestos, a Toxic Terror

There are many known (and un-known) environmental carcinogens that we come in contact with almost daily.  First and foremost it is in the hands of our leaders and lawmakers to regulate and protect our children and communities as effectively and efficiently as possible.  And there are some individuals in power who care deeply about the […]

Cancer battle brings Last Unicorn to Boise

Ten Year old Lula Coe has faced more in the past two years than most people face in their lifetime.  In December of 2011 she was diagnosed with Wilms’ Tumor. The cancer sent Lula in and out of the hospital for countless surgeries and chemotherapy treatments. One thing that helps Lula through her struggles on […]

House Hearing on Chemical Safety Bill Showcases Doubts

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013 Washington, D.C. – A hearing at the House Energy and Commerce environment subcommittee yesterday surfaced deep doubts about a chemical industry-backed bill introduced earlier this year in the Senate to update the nation’s chemicals safety law. “I agree we should not pass S.1009 as written,” Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said of […]

Tug McGraw Foundation and Trevor’s Trek are Going ‘Over the Edge’ for Brain Cancer Research

    September 30, 2013, Yountville, CA – The Tug McGraw Foundation (TMF) has teamed up withAccelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2) to go “over the edge” and raise money and awareness for brain cancer research, treatment and to find a cure. Over the Edge for Brain Cancer is a unique fundraising challenge where participants or “edgers” commit to a fundraising minimum […]

State fails to keep track of dangerous materials shipped for disposal

Year after year the trucks rolled in, dumping loads of sewage sludge and contaminated dirt at a soil-recycling plant in this tiny desert community. Thousands of deliveries were dutifully recorded in a state database. Anyone who checked it would have seen that the plant had no state permit to accept hazardous waste. Yet the dumping […]