EPA finds toxic vapors in Evandale homes.

Above a much-studied toxic groundwater plume, the Environmental Protection Agency has found something of a surprise: toxic vapors creeping into homes on Evandale Avenue near Highway 101 and Whisman Road.

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Water war spills onto Selangor streets.

PETALING JAYA: The “water war” between Syabas and the Selangor Government has been dragged onto the streets with booklets containing point-by-point rebuttals of the state leaders’ explanation being distributed.

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Analysis of Marcellus flowback finds high levels of ancient brines.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Brine water that flows back from gas wells in the Marcellus Shale region after hydraulic fracturing is many times more salty than seawater, with high contents of various elements, including radium and barium. The chemistry is consistent with brines formed during the Paleozoic era, a study by an undergraduate student and two professors in Penn State’s Department of Geosciences found.

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Amid debate, Falls Water Board used lobbyist to explore fracking in Albany.

Niagara Gazette — The Niagara Falls Water Board hired a professional lobbyist in Albany to help it explore the possibility of treating wastewater from natural gas drilling sites while the debate was playing out in the public.

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Forum speakers warn: Yes, fracking is dangerous.

Sources in the oil-and-gas industry and government regulators have both been quoted repeatedly as saying that “fracking” for oil and gas is a relatively safe process, which when properly regulated, should pose minimal hazards to public health and safety. Speakers at a public forum in Athens Tuesday, however, begged to differ in a big way.

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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency launches Investigation of Red Cliff’s handling of barrels.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is investigating how the Red Cliff Band of Ojibwe handled barrels of Cold War military waste recovered last summer from Lake Superior.

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Environmental watchdog worried about rise of fracking.

Chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process — commonly called fracking — were of particular concern to Environment Commissioner Scott Vaughan in his last report as auditor of Canadian environmental regulations that was tabled today in the House of Commons.

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Can towns ban fracking? This one case could decide them all.

A very important question is at the center of a court case that commenced this morning in Livingston County Court: Do individual towns have the right to ban natural gas fracking? An energy company is suing the town of Avon, hoping to set a precedent that would block towns from making their own decisions on fracking.

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Neighbours leave India high and dry for its water supply.

India shares its water generously with downstream neighbours, but China takes a different approach. The result is a water problem India must deal on a high priority.

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21st Century on the horizon for endocrine disruptor screening?

BPA, DDT, PCBs, PBDEs, phthalates, PFOA … Forgive the alphabet soup, but chances are you’ve heard of at least some of these endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which have been the subject of a lot of public and media attention in the last several years.

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River pollution slur on TTPS.

The Brahmani river here is facing pollution threat. Release of ash water and other wastes from the 460-mw Talcher Thermal Power Station (TTPS) here into the Brahmani has ended up severely polluting the river. The Odisha State Pollution Control Board and the State Government have allegedly remained a mute spectator to this violation of pollution control norms.

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India News: Pollution from paper mills, polythene bags.

Discharge of lime by the paper mill has been causing severe pollution to the nearby Elenga Beel and other fisheries besides cropland; Meanwhile, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has directed the state government to comply with the ban [of] polythene bags of certain specification from being used in public.

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