User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Mar 17 2017 03:00 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Suncor oil refinery spewed hundreds of pounds of toxic gases over Denver — again — after Xcel power outage 17.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Malfunctions at the Suncor oil refinery just north of Denver triggered toxic belches spewing more than 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide and more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide gas into the air this week, exceeding state air quality limits.
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Suspected paint dump spreads fumes in Steamboat townhomes 14.3.2017 Steamboat Pilot
The apparent chemical dump that affected residents at Mountain Vista Townhomes in Steamboat Springs earlier this month serves as a reminder that grated storm drains lead directly to the environment and, ultimately, the Yampa River. City of Steamboat Springs Water Resource Manager Kelly Romero Heaney said she and Steamboat Fire Rescue, as well as personnel from the city street and water departments, responded March 2 to the townhouse complex in the Hilltop/Tamarack neighborhood after the fire department received a report of strong odors in the buildings. “It appears somebody had dumped what was likely stain or lacquer or something into the storm drain … and even though it appears to have been less than five gallons ... the vapors were so strong they were able to move back into the building through the foundation drain pipe and were seeping into (the) crawl space.” Routt County residents can take advantage of a paint-recycling program authorized by the Colorado Legislature in 2014 that partners retailers ...
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Holi 2017: How harmful are artificial colours for the skin 11.3.2017 Life-style – The Indian Express
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Nikola Jokic returns from illness to lead Nuggets to marquee win over Celtics 11.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Nikola Jokic was still weak enough Thursday as he continued to recover from the illness punishing his body that the Nuggets coaching staff wouldn't let him practice, sending him home for more rest.
Trump picks former FDA official to head agency 11.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Donald Trump announced Friday that has chosen a conservative doctor-turned-pundit with deep ties to Wall Street and the pharmaceutical industry to lead the powerful Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Scott Gottlieb would be tasked with Trump’s goal of cutting red tape at the FDA, which regulates everything from pharmaceuticals to seafood to electronic cigarettes. Trump has called the FDA’s drug approval process “slow and burdensome” despite changes to speed reviews, partic...
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Health care, bank stocks lead markets down 7.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • U.S. stock indexes are mostly lower in early trading Tuesday, while health care companies, including drugmakers and drug distributors, are falling after Republicans in Congress introduced a bill intended to replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Energy and materials companies are also declining. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 4 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,370 as of 8:19 a.m. Mountain time. The Dow Jones industrial average was little changed at 20,954. The Nasdaq ...
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EPA cuts will hit minority communities hardest 7.3.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Trump proposes an end to the office that protects low-income areas from pollution.
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Banks, health care firms lead stocks slightly higher 4.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A late wave of buying helped nudge U.S. stock indexes slightly higher Friday after a day of mostly listless trading. Banks and health care stocks climbed the most as investors priced in an increasing likelihood that interest rates will rise in the coming months. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen helped stoke those expectations in a speech in which she said an improving job market and rising inflation would likely prompt the central bank to increase borrowing costs. “The real takeaway here is if...
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Horse-riding may boost cognitive skill in kids 3.3.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent effect 26.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin.
PHOTOS: Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Protest 21.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Hundreds gathered and marched to rally support for the upcoming court hearing on fracking and climate change during a protest at the Colorado Capitol Building on Feb. 20, 2017 in Denver.
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When private pain becomes a community problem 20.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
How a rural clinic sparked a small-town addiction crisis.
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Wording on abortion yanked from Utah telemedicine bill 15.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
In an effort to prevent a “great” telehealth measure from getting mired in potential lawsuits, Sen. Brian Shiozawa prompted a legislative panel Tuesday to strip out prohibitive wording on abortion. “We need this telehealth bill,” said Shiozawa, R-Cottonwood Heights. This move “is not pro-choice or pro-life, I want to take that off the table.” HB154, sponsored by Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, largely deals with reimbursement models for physicians using telecommunications to deliver health care r...
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Architect shapes nation's view of African American history 14.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Durham, N.C. • The National Museum of African American History and Culture was a long time coming, but for architect Phil Freelon it was right on time. “It seems like I was preparing for that my whole life,” Freelon said in an interview at his office in Durham. “It came along at a time when I was prepared. If it had come online 10 years earlier, I think the Smithsonian might have considered me too young or not as experienced.” Freelon, 63, was principal architect for the museum, which opened to ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Scott Pruitt would be a disaster for Colorado’s air, water and our families’ health 7.2.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Donald Trump’s selection of Scott Pruitt may work to serve his conservative base, but it does not best serve our country. The appointment of Pruitt would create a public health disaster.
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River of healing 6.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Can veterans find solace on the River of No Return?
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What will President Trump’s attack on government regulations do? 2.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Trump orders agencies to kill two rules for every one they issue.
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Toxic chemicals tainting Colorado groundwater also found in fast-food packaging 1.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Invisible toxic chemicals similar to those contaminating groundwater south of Colorado Springs also are showing up in fast-food wrappers, according to a scientific study done with help from the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Op-ed: Trump EPA nominee would be bad for Utahns' health 26.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) poses a huge threat to not only the healthy and safety of Utah families, but also to the iconic public lands that make our state so special. Scott Pruitt is a climate change denier whose record isn’t pretty. He got caught working hand in glove with the oil industry, going so far as to send letters to the White House with his signature on Big Oil’s stationery. If he leads the EPA, Utah should expect Pruitt to roll back safeguar...
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NFL: Jim Kelly draws on experience in campaign against cancer 26.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Orchard Park, N.Y. • For all his achievements, Jim Kelly’s life has been tempered with professional and personal heartbreak. The Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback lost four consecutive Super Bowls in the 1990s and mourned the loss of his son, Hunter, in 2005. And three years ago, Kelly was told his head and neck cancer had returned, despite a surgery nine months earlier. On his way home from the doctor’s office, Kelly pulled his car to the side of the road and cried because he didn’t know h...
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