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Texas fertilizer plant inspection long overdue

Last night an enormous explosion rocked this small town situated near Waco, killing 15 and injuring hundreds.

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Under pressure GOP dumps “poison pills” from Sandy aid

The Republican-run House Rules Committee decided not to invite more confrontations over GOP reluctance to aid the millions of victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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Environment watchdogs demand long suspension for BP

BP should be banned from receiving U.S. government contracts for the entirety of its five-year probation period because it has a proven track record of irresponsibility and dishonesty, Public Citizen said.

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Oil platform explosion: Another disaster in the Gulf

It seems that, for the Gulf Coast, which has already endured the tragic BP oil spill, the hits just keep on coming.

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Mother Nature shakes up presidential elections

Last week Mother Nature fired a warning shot across the bow of American politics.

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Frankenstorm calls to mind Romney’s opposition to federal disaster aid

So Romney wants to dismantle FEMA, turn it over to the states, or, as he said during the primaries, privatize disaster relief altogether.

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With toxic plant ready for demolition, NJ residents voice concerns

The E.C. Electroplating plant - the source of a nearly 30 year-old toxic chromium spill currently wending its way beneath this town - will be torn down in early October.

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New Jersey’s chromium spill site to be torn down

Nearly 30 years after toxic chromium spilled from the E.C. Electroplating plant, the EPA announced that the building would be demolished.

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Community group will join probe of toxic Chevron fire

A community environmental organization will participate directly in investigating the disastrous Aug. 6 fire at Richmnd, Calif.'s Chevron refinery.

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Quakes rattle Texas: fracking disposal wells to blame?

Seismologists have concluded that wastewater disposal wells from fracking are causing the unpleasant phenomenon, adding new controversy.

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