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12
AUG
2014

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THERE IS A SPILL IN YOUR AREA?!?!?

Accidental releases of petroleum, toxic chemicals, gases, and other hazardous materials occur frequently throughout New York State. Even small releases have the potential to endanger public health and contaminate groundwater, surface water, and soils. What is being done about...
20
JUL
2014

Who knew that there are up to 20 spills per day!?!?!? Read this article to find out more

In his article for the E&E Reporter, Mike Soraghan writes: The number of spills reported at oil and gas production sites shot up slightly more than 17 percent last year, even as the rate of drilling activity leveled off. There were at least 7,662 spills, blowouts, leaks and...
16
JUN
2014

What are your thoughts on Gov. Scott’s oil drilling interests?

In his article for the Brandenton Herald, Steve Bousquet writes: “Gov. Rick Scott’s six-figure stake in a French energy company is angering environmentalists because the firm is involved in oil drilling in Collier County near the Everglades. Scott and the Cabinet oversee...
27
MAY
2014

The Secret History of Lead

Did you know that lead aka tetraethyl lead was put into gasoline in 1921 and remained as an additive until banned in 1986. During that time over 7 million tons of lead was introduced into the atmosphere in the US causing modern man to be exposed to 300 to 500 times the natural...
12
MAY
2014

Is a new hazardous waste site in your community’s future?

Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was adding seven hazardous waste sites that pose risks to people’s health and the environment? “Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding seven hazardous waste sites that pose risks to...