Government straddles both sides of toxic water cases

Obama administration offers health care to veterans injured by water contamination at Marine base, but it wants to block their legal claims WASHINGTON — President Obama signed a law in 2012 offering health benefits to thousands of former Marines and their families who were exposed decades ago to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North […]

‘Bizarre’ Cluster of Severe Birth Defects Haunts Health Experts

A mysterious cluster of severe birth defects in rural Washington state is confounding health experts, who say they can find no cause, even as reports of new cases continue to climb. Federal and state officials won’t say how many women in a three-county area near Yakima, Wash., have had babies with anencephaly, a heart-breaking condition […]

New York City douses parks with toxic Roundup hundreds of times annually: Is your city doing the same thing?

Friday, February 14, 2014 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer (NaturalNews) Spring is just around the corner, which for millions of Americans will mean bursting forth from hibernation into the lush green spaces of their local public parks and recreational areas. But if your town or city is anything like New York City, playing ball […]

Officials investigate coal ash spill in NC

February 5, 2014 EDEN, N.C. (AP) – State and federal environmental officials on Tuesday continued their investigations of a Duke Energy Corp. spill of coal ash into the Dan River in North Carolina’s Rockingham County. The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Secretary John Skvarla went to the site on Tuesday. A […]

Chemical from leak detected in area schools

January 31, 2014 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Detectable amounts of the coal-cleaning chemical Crude MCHM from the leak into the Elk River and the West Virginia American Water pipelines earlier this month have been found in three Kanawha County schools, as well as one each in Lincoln and Putnam counties. George Washington High School, John Adams […]

New reports of cancers near Coldwater Creek in North County, MO

January 16, 2014 An informal survey of 3,300 current and former residents of north St. Louis County shows that more than one-third have developed cancers, a rate the residents blame on radioactive contamination of Coldwater Creek, which runs from St. Ann to the Missouri River. The findings contradict a state health department report, but a […]

West Virginia official says residents are breathing cancer causing agent after chemical spill

  January 29, 2014 A West Virginia state official told legislators on Wednesday that he “can guarantee” some residents are breathing in a cancer-causing substance due to the chemical spill that occurred earlier in January. In a recent meeting with a state legislative committee on water resources, Scott Simonton of the West Virginia Environmental Quality […]

Teachers Dissatisfied With PCB Testing

Jan 15, 2014 MALIBU―Malibu High School teachers who have been displaced from their classrooms due to the toxic contamination are refusing to return to them. The cited reason for this is teachers’ frustration with the district’s lack of efficiency and honesty regarding their efforts to clear the campus of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB). According to a […]

Is Moorpark at the center of a cancer cluster?

  Moorpark, CA 12-20-13  Tom Pflaumer clearly remembers the moment he learned his 14-year-old daughter Breanna had cancer. “ It was very emotional,” Pflaumer said. “It was like someone took my heart out, stomped on it and put it back into my chest. Breanna, now 22, is one of at least 11 Moorpark residents to […]

Moorpark Parents Suspect Their Children’s Brain Tumors Are Related

MOORPARK (CBSLA.com) — Tom Pflaumer’s daughter, Breanna, was getting checked by a doctor when she was given a diagnosis no parent wants to hear. “He comes out and he says, ‘There’s a mass, a very large mass in your daughter’s brain,’” Pflaumer said of the day he found out his daughter was suffering from a brain […]