| Nov 5, 2010
| 6:56 PM
Day after day, thousands of commuters are breathing high levels of toxic diesel pollution trapped in Chicago's two major rail stations and even inside the trains they ride, a Tribune investigation has found.
Testing by the newspaper found the amount of...
| Nov 16, 2010
First responders from across the state are training to better know how to respond to hazardous materials transportation incidents.
The hands-on lessons are going on in Baton Rouge this week. More than 100 emergency personnel are taking part in...
| Dec 15, 2010
| 8:44 AM
Cleanup crews are expected to haul away the last of the ash and debris Wednesday from the charred Escondido property where bombs allegedly were made, county officials announced Tuesday.
The 16-foot-high wall constructed to protect a neighboring...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 5:16 AM
A section of the Port of Tacoma was evacuated after a hazardous chemical spill Tuesday morning.
Before 4:00 a.m., dock crews were unloading cargo from the tanker ship Hyundai Oakland when a substance was found to be leaking from one of the containers. ...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 4:30 AM
On behalf of Blue Water Baltimore's staff, board and membership, I would like to express sincere gratitude to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Department of Public Works Director Col. Alfred Foxx for reinstating the hazardous waste drop-off program...
| May 5, 2011
| 1:56 PM
Long lines of cars snaked around Baltimore Polytechnic Institute last Saturday during a one-day collection of household hazardous waste. Some 1,800 vehicles inched their way through the school's parking lot so the drivers could dispose of their cargo...
| May 6, 2011
| 7:36 PM
A stretch of Orange County Coast has been reopened to public use after a sewage spill off Balboa Pier earlier this week closed some beaches, according to an official with the Orange County Environmental Health department.
A sewage spill from Ruby's Diner...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 12:35 AM
DIAMONDHEAD, Miss. -- The 34-year-old sister of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre faces drug charges after she was arrested Wednesday in a raid on a Mississippi condo where people were making crystal methamphetamine, authorities said.
Brandi Favre was...
| Jul 15, 2010
| 12:51 PM
The American Cancer Society, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health or NIOSH, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Cancer Institute named 19 chemicals and shift work on Thursday as potential causes of...
| Jul 16, 2010
When an elderly Chicago couple were found buried alive in their debris-filled home recently, their plight became a public example of a poignant situation that faces millions of people: the inability to sort through and discard possessions, some of them...
| Jul 29, 2010
Burbank and Glendale officials on Wednesday participated in a countywide demonstration of how regional agencies would communicate after the detonation of an improvised nuclear device.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security worked with the local...