User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Sep 21 2016 24:37 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Utah County health officials: stay out of Big East Lake 21.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Members of the public and their animals should stay out of Big East Lake in Utah County, health officials warn. Recent test results and monitoring have led the Utah County Health Department to adjust its warnings about algal blooms in the county’s bodies of water. The department has adjusted the Big East Lake’s advisory to “danger,” which “is essentially a closure, as people and animals should not be in or on the lake,” said Ralph Clegg, the department’s executive director, in a news release. Al...
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Swiss blame governments for dirty fuel in Africa 19.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Lagos, Nigeria • Swiss commodity traders accused of deliberately blending toxic fuel and dumping it in West Africa say African governments are to blame for failing to invest in refineries and newer vehicles to lower exhaust emissions that cause respiratory and other diseases. “What is very clear is that the role of improving fuel quality in Africa clearly rests with African governments, not with the fuel suppliers,” the Geneva-based African Refiners Association representing many traders said in ...
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Toxic algae is in more than 40 California lakes, waterways 19.9.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Toxic algae has shown up in more than 40 state lakes and waterways from Los Angeles to the northern reaches of California, the highest count in state history.
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Drop in leukemia deaths among children part of cancer milestone 16.9.2016 Durango Herald
(c) 2016, The Washington Post. It's official: Brain cancer has replaced leukemia as the leading cause of cancer deaths among children and adolescents.
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Scofield Reservoir reopens to boaters, anglers after toxic algal bloom 15.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Scofield Reservoir reopened Wednesday to boating and fishing after a toxic algal bloom closed the popular Carbon County lake for two weeks. The Southeastern Utah District Health Department determined that toxin levels for cyanobacteria ­— which can cause headache, diarrhea and vomiting if they come into contact with a body, and which are fatal if ingested — decreased enough to no longer pose a public health threat to on-water recreational users, such as boaters, according to a news release. It ...
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Steamboat briefs: Emerald Trail work day open to community Saturday 14.9.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Routt County Riders will lead a trail work day on Emerald Mountain from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Volunteers are needed to re-establish trails damaged from logging and they should meet at the Blackmere Drive gate at 9 a.m. Following the trail work, volunteers can enjoy lunch and beverages provided by New Belgium Brewing Company. Those who bring their bikes can ride down after. Tools will be provided, and volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves, backpack, sunscreen, rain gear, cap and water. Volunteers can sign up at routtcountyriders.org/volunteer . Volunteers needed for 2016 ReTree Steamboat event Yampa Valley Sustainability Council invites community members to the annual ReTree Steamboat community tree-planting event at 9 a.m. Oct. 8. Volunteers of all ages are needed to plant native riparian species at the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area just south of Steamboat Springs on the Yampa River. The project will help restore wildlife habitat and prevent erosion. Lunch and ...
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Scofield cyanotoxins now polluting Price River 3.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
With elevated levels of toxins now appearing in Scofield Reservoir and 30 miles downstream in the Price River, officials are advising farmers to avoid using these waters for irrigation and ranchers to not let their livestock drink it. And the Price River Water Improvement District, which taps the Price for its drinking water, is using special equipment to disinfect drinking water. A three-week-old algal bloom last weekend intensified to the point this week where Scofield was closed for public r...
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Fish are dead, algae are blooming and Utah's Scofield Reservoir is closed 1.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A growing algal bloom at Scofield Reservoir forced officials to close the popular Carbon County fishery to boating and swimming Wednesday until further notice. The Southeastern Utah District Health Department made the decision after lab results showed escalating levels of cyanobacteria at Mountain View boat ramp at Scofield State Park and other places on the 2,800-acre lake nestled at 7,600 feet above sea level in the Price River’s headwaters. The lake’s campgrounds remain open. “Our primary con...
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Fish are dead, algae is blooming and Utah's Scofield Reservoir is closed 1.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A growing algal bloom at Scofield Reservoir forced officials to close the popular Carbon County fishery to boating and swimming Wednesday until further notice. The Southeastern Utah District Health Department made the decision after lab results showed escalating levels of cyanobacteria at Mountain View boat ramp at Scofield State Park and other places on the 2,800-acre lake nestled at 7,600 feet above sea level in the Price River’s headwaters. The lake’s campgrounds remain open. “Our primary con... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Algal bloom closes Utah's Scofield Reservoir 1.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A growing algal bloom at Scofield Reservoir forced officials to close the popular Carbon County fishery to boating and swimming Wednesday until further notice. The Southeastern Utah District Health Department made the decision after lab results showed escalating levels of cyanobacteria at Mountain View boat ramp at Scofield State Park and other places on the 2,800-acre lake nestled at 7,600 feet above sea level in the Price River’s headwaters. The lake’s campgrounds remain open. “Our primary con... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Tony Messenger: In St. Louis schools, water fountains are again symbols of inequality 31.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
ST. LOUIS • Yellow tape marks the drinking fountains in 30 St. Louis public schools as off-limits, denying students even a sip of water. In the wake of this summer’s lead-poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan, officials here tested water at their schools, many of them decades-old buildings in need of repair. Some had results bad enough to warrant an immediate shut-off of the drinking fountains; more than a dozen had at least one reading four or five times the readings recorded in Flint homes. At o...
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Ozone smog from oil and gas industry may be hurting children with asthma, study says 31.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Environmental health groups analyzing government air quality data have concluded ozone smog from domestic oil and gas production is causing hundreds of thousands of asthma attacks in children.
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Test results from Tibble Fork Dam sediment trigger warnings in American Fork Canyon 27.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Water and sediment samples taken from American Fork Canyon show its river has been fouled with lead and other heavy metals thanks to a major sediment spill last week during a dam rehabilitation project, according to a report released Friday by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. Levels of cadmium, zinc, lead, copper, nickel and arsenic in the river sediments exceed health standards for aquatic life, according to test results. And while metal concentrations in the water were up to 10 ti...
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News roundup: Sen. Jeff Flake relishes role as anti-Trump guy 25.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
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Toxic algae rises again at Utah Lake 23.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Toxic algae appears to be surging again in Utah Lake, prompting the Utah County Health Department to issue health advisories for specific portions of the lake. Warning signs have been posted at both Sandy Beach and the Saratoga Springs Marina. Lincoln Beach — which never really opened after July’s massive algal bloom, according to health department spokeswoman Aislynn Tolman-Hill — remains closed. Box Lake also acquired warning signs this afternoon due to increasingly high levels of toxic algae ...
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The Tragically Hip’s lead singer, Gord Downie, is dying, but he gave one last concert before he goes 22.8.2016 Denver Post: Entertainment
On Saturday, Canada was effectively closed as its citizens huddled around their TVs, celebrating the band and the extraordinary force that is Gord Downie.
U.S. says $400M payment to Iran was contingent on release of prisoners 19.8.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The State Department says a $400 million cash payment to Iran was contingent on the release of American prisoners.
Colorado Air Force base may have released chemical into drinking water, military says 18.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
The military said Wednesday it has identified six places on an Air Force base in Colorado where firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals may have escaped into the environment and made its way into drinking water in two nearby communities.
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A different type of addiction 16.8.2016 High Country News Most Recent
In Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, alcohol claims more lives than other drugs, but now an alternative treatment program could help.
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Health care leads stocks up on Wall Street 9.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, led by health care stocks. Speculation of more economic stimulus to come in China is helping to keep the market aloft. Valeant Pharmaceuticals is rising after the Canadian drugmaker backed its outlook and announced a strategy shakeup. Monster Worldwide is surging on a $303 million buyout by Ranstad Holding. Health care company Endo is rising on strong earnings, while retailer Gap is down on weak July sales. At 7:45 a.m. Mounta... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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