User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
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Protesters urge Rocky Mountain Power not to sue EPA 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Clean air activists delivered tens of thousands of petitions to Rocky Mountain Power’s doorstep Tuesday morning in an attempt to dissuade the utility company from fighting federally mandated pollution controls at Utah power plants. About a dozen demonstrators walked 44,000 petitions to Rocky Mountain Power’s Salt Lake City offices while calling for the company to stand down and comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to require the pollution controls, rather than file its plan... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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U.S. Air Force to change fire foam due to water contamination near Colorado Springs 19.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Air Force is changing the foam it uses to fight fires because of concerns the substance has contaminated groundwater and spread to drinking water at some military sites.
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Ground-level ozone pollution alert issued for Denver, Front Range 17.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
A ground-level ozone pollution alert for the Front Range, including the metro Denver area, has been issued by the state health department.
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Report estimates ozone pollution kills more than a dozen people in Salt Lake City each year 10.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Ozone pollution is responsible for an estimated 13 deaths annually in Salt Lake City, according to a new report on the nationwide impacts of air pollution on human health. The study, a joint effort of the American Thoracic Society and New York University’s Marron Institute of Urban Management, looked at the health risks associated with long-term exposure to air pollutants and used local air data to quantify the impact of air quality in any given U.S. city. It did not consider the health impact o...
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Gold King Mine spill recovery better in some areas than others 5.8.2016 Durango Herald
The full impact of the Gold King Mine spill on Aug. 5, 2015, may not be known for years on any front, and recovery is far from over. And some of that isn’t environmental, governmental or economic – it’s healing invisible trauma in the people and communities affected.When 3 million gallons of toxic sludge poured out...
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Expert to Rio athletes: “Don’t put your head under water” 1.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press.
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Expert to Rio athletes: 'Don't put your head under water' 1.8.2016 Durango Herald
AP Investigation: Popular beaches, where thousands of tourists coming for the Olympics are likely to swim, have dangerously high levels of bacteria
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Environmental group accuses Utah's 'Diesel Brothers' of harming environment, plans suit 28.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A group of environmentally minded Utah doctors plans to bring legal action against local television personalities who, the doctors say, have made illegal modifications to diesel vehicles’ pollution control systems. Utah Physicians for a Health Environment announced Wednesday morning that they have notified four men known collectively as the Diesel Brothers that the environmental organization plans to sue if they do not stop removing pollution controls from trucks serviced at their Wasatch Front ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Gold King one year later: Colorado’s mustard-yellow disaster spurs plans for leaking mine 24.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Environmental Protection Agency crews still are preparing to stabilize the Gold King's collapsed portal to gain access for cleanup.
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“Conclusive test results” on Hugo’s water expected by afternoon amid suspected THC contamination 22.7.2016 Denver Post: Local
The town of about 750 warned its residents about the water on Thursday because officials said preliminary tests of the water came back positive for the main psychoactive compound in marijuana.
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Fracking may worsen asthma for nearby residents, study says 19.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Fracking may worsen asthma in children and adults who live near sites where the oil and gas drilling method is used, according to an 8-year study in Pennsylvania.
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Sweden’s Henrik Stenson wins British Open over Phil Mickelson with record score 17.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
After an epic duel at the British Open, Henrik Stenson has claimed his first major title.
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New study finds elevated levels of hazardous 'air toxics' along Wasatch Front 12.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Scientists at Utah’s Division of Air Quality are zeroing in on a few key chemicals after a newly released study of toxic air pollutants found elevated levels of hazardous substances on the Wasatch Front. The year-long effort, which looked at 86 of the more than 180 substances classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as “hazardous air pollutants,” or air toxics, identified four areas of concern — airborne lead particles, particularly on the western side of the Salt Lake Valley; localized... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Water contamination issues to be discussed at meeting between Colorado Springs-area residents, water officials 8.7.2016 Denver Post: Local
People living south of Colorado Springs are expected to gather at a high school Thursday night to hear from county health and local utility officials about an invisible toxic chemical contaminating public water supplies.
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Rally in the Valley offers golfers chance to contribute to worthy cause 7.7.2016 Steamboat Pilot
The Rally in the Valley, a long-running Steamboat Springs summer tradition, will return to the greens and fairways of the Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club Tuesday, July 12. The tournament, now in its 17th year, was started by local golfer Linda Danter as a Rally For the Cure event in 1999. The event was organized by the local women’s golf association and was limited to women in its first year. It took place at the 9-hole Steamboat Golf Club west of Steamboat Springs. As the tournament grew, it was moved to the Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club where the field was expanded to include both men and women, and a second shotgun start was added to accommodate more golfers. The event also included a silent auction to help raise money for local causes. In the beginning, tournament proceeds were split between the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The tournament enjoyed exponential growth both in the number of golfers taking part and the amount of money raised, ...
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Air pollution spikes during Utah's July 4 revelry 2.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Holiday revelries and hot, dry weather could combine this weekend to produce unhealthy levels of air pollution in the Salt Lake Valley and other areas, state regulators say. The most densely populated portions of the state typically see spikes of particulate matter — the culprit usually associated with Utah’s wintertime inversions — on the Fourth of July, according to Bryce Bird, director of the state Division of Air Quality. Last year, for example, air monitors in the Salt Lake Valley recorded ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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State regulators: Smoke from fireworks, wildfires can spike pollution levels on Independence Day 2.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Holiday revelries and hot, dry weather could combine this weekend to produce unhealthy levels of air pollution in the Salt Lake Valley and other areas, state regulators say. The most densely populated portions of the state typically see spikes of particulate matter — the culprit usually associated with Utah’s wintertime inversions, on the Fourth of July, according to Bryce Bird, director of the state Division of Air Quality. Last year, for example, air monitors in the Salt Lake Valley recorded c... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Cooking classes pitch portions, ingredient selection for healthier lifestyle 27.6.2016 Denver Post: Food
Lauren Larson, a registered dietitian nutritionist with Banner Health's northern Colorado hospitals, was about to begin her class focusing on Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking and the health benefits that each contained.
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The EPA has deemed the drinking water toxic in these three Colorado towns 16.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Invisible toxic chemicals are contaminating drinking water for 80,000 people south of Colorado Springs, one of 63 areas nationwide where the chemicals widely used to fight petroleum fires have been measured at levels the EPA deems dangerous.
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Colorado studying the health effects of fracking 15.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Denver • New data on air pollution from fracking wells in Colorado will be a big help in assessing whether the emissions are harmful to human health, state officials say. A three-year study released Tuesday measured methane — a greenhouse gas — and ozone-causing compounds that were released from new natural gas wells in western Colorado. The research, by Colorado State University professor Jeff Collett, didn’t measure the emissions’ health effects, but state officials will use the data in comput...
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