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Environmental Pollution

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  • Regulators propose agreement to limit pollution from Exide plant

    Regulators propose agreement to limit pollution from Exide plant
    Air quality regulators have reached an agreement with Exide Technologies that would bar its battery recycling plant in Vernon from resuming operations until it installs new controls onáarsenic emissions that pose a health risk to surrounding communities....
  • Vernon battery recycler is allowed to reopen, with conditions

    Air quality officials are giving a battery recycling plant in Vernon another chance to prove it can operate without putting nearby residents at risk. Despite demands from community groups calling for permanent closure of the Exide Technologies plant,...
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  • EPA finds rail yards transfer pollutants as well as freight

     EPA finds rail yards transfer pollutants as well as freight
    From the sidewalk in front of her apartment in Cicero, Yolanda Foster can see long freight trains and an endless line of trucks rumbling day and night through the sprawling rail yard across the street. What she can't see are the clouds of microscopic...
  • Ray Cziczo, Galena, Mo.

    Ray Cziczo, Galena, Mo.
    Age: 68 Writing letters since: 2004 Life story in 100 words or less: Grew up in Chicago with parents, brother and two sisters. Graduated from Chicago WillibrordÍ Catholic High School; attended Southeast Junior College in Chicago then the University of...
  • Air quality alert in effect, 90s forecast for Tuesday

    Air quality alert in effect, 90s forecast for Tuesday
    If the predicted high for Tuesday reaches its mark, it would be just the third 90-degree day this year in Chicago. Meteorologists say this summer has been relatively cool. From 1981 to 2010, Chicago summers have had an average of 14 90-degree days, said...
  • L.A. is working on major zoning code revamp

    L.A. is working on major zoning code revamp
    Los Angeles passed a law last year requiring bicycle racks within 50 feet of the front door of many new buildings. But a problem surfaced immediately: The federal Americans With Disabilities Act requires handicapped parking spaces with an easy path to the...
  • Beneath the Waves Film Festival screens globally, acts locally

    Beneath the Waves Film Festival screens globally, acts locally
    Conversations about ocean pollution, endangered species and climate change often leave people feeling powerless. But a group of scientists is attempting to change that through their traveling film festival Beneath the Waves, which will appear Saturday...
  • Drilling, fracking controversial for Va., Hampton Roads

    Drilling, fracking controversial for Va., Hampton Roads
    Hydraulic fracturing to squeeze oil and gas from rock buried deep underground is either a financial windfall for landowners and communities or an environmental Pandora's box — depending on whom you ask. Until now, eastern Virginia hasn't been...
  • Congressional watchdog urges EPA to step up actions on fracking

    Congressional watchdog urges EPA to step up actions on fracking
    The Government Accountability Office is calling on the federal Environmental Protection Agency to step up enforcement of water contamination and seismic activity associated with fracking, the high-pressure injection of fluids into wells to extract oil and...
  • Obama's economic advisors warn against delays on greenhouse gases

    Delaying action on cutting greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change could damage the U.S. economy, according to a report to be issued Tuesday by the White House's Council of Economic Advisers. The council estimated that the eventual cost of...