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    How a Trainload of Toxic Chemicals Derailed Everyday Life in Ohio

    How a Trainload of Toxic Chemicals Derailed Everyday Life in Ohio

    Every thirty minutes, a Norfolk Southern train passes through East Palestine.  Three months ago, no one in this northeastern Ohio village of just under 5,000 people would have batted an eye at the sight of the long trains passing through. No one would have turned a head at the sound of the train’s whistle as […]

    Red Hill Water Crisis 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Red Hill Water Crisis 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Quick Key Facts In November of 2021, the U.S. Navy’s massive Red Hill underground fuel storage facility on O’ahu leaked 19,000 gallons of petroleum into the islands’ main drinking water aquifers, poisoning the water for over 93,000 people and sickening thousands of their own military families and civilians. The disaster occurred after years of protest, […]

    <strong>Latex Chemical Spill Contaminates Delaware River, Supplier of More Than Half of Philadelphia’s Water</strong>

    Latex Chemical Spill Contaminates Delaware River, Supplier of More Than Half of Philadelphia’s Water

    On Friday, thousands of gallons of a water-soluble acrylic latex polymer solution were released into a tributary of the Delaware River, which supplies more than half of Philadelphia’s drinking water. The release of the chemicals into Otter Creek began late Friday night from the Trinseo Altuglas plant in Bristol, PA, according to a statement from […]