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EPA To Test NJ schools for pollution risks

April 5th, 2009 No comments

EPA to monitor toxic air pollution at 62 schools in 22 states

US EPA selected Paulsboro High School for monitoring potential impacts of toxic air pollutants.
I targeted this school in a January 8, 2008 NJ Voices post

On March 31, 2009 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that they will monitor air quality outside (but curiously, not inside where kids are exposed) two NJ schools. The monitoring is part of a new national effort.
The new EPA initiative was prompted by media expose and local activists, not government regulators, who shamefully were asleep at the switch.
Realization of the EPA program resulted from the leadership of California Senator Barbara Boxer, who, as Chair of the Senate Environment Committee, secured a commitment from Lisa Jackson during Jackson’s confirmation hearings for EPA Administrator (we wrote about that and reiterated the Paulsboro HS case in a January 25, 2009: Politics versus science
http://blog.nj.com/njv_bill_wolfe/2009/01/politics_versus_science.html

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Things start jumping up from the ground

April 5th, 2009 No comments

“The sun comes up in the morning,
Shines that light around.
One day, without no warning,
Things start jumping up from the ground.”

~~~”Homegrown” Neil Young
http://www.undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=3231

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Chemicals found in infant formula

April 3rd, 2009 2 comments
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson pledged at her Senate confirmation hearing that she would address perchlorate. EPA did not respond to requests today for comment

New federal Centers for Disease Control sampling finds Perchlorate in US infant formula – EPA has no comment
New developments vindicate what we previously wrote about the toxic chemical perchlorate back in in January:
Rocket Fuel in your water?
DEP Ignored Scientists Warnings and Failed to Regulate Perchlorate in drinking water – Lisa Jackson to be asked why

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For the times they are … (a’changin’?)

April 1st, 2009 4 comments