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U.S. and world news for Aug. 26

https://youtu.be/PFeHxWGrq_M Release of search warrant affidavit: The Justice Department today was facing a court-imposed noon deadline for releasing the redacted version of the affidavit that was...

U.S. and world news for July 1

Russians pull out of Snake Island: After a fierce battle with the Ukrainian military Russian troops have pulled out of Snake Island, a strategic...

Cities say firefighting foam by Westchester-based Dynax contaminated their drinking water

Dynax should have known by the early 1990s that chemicals used in fire-fighting foams were hazardous, according to the complaints.

The WorkPlace receives $200K EPA grant to train Bridgeport students in...

“Investing in our community by cleaning up contaminated brownfield sites in Southwest Connecticut boosts our economy,” remarked U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT 4th).

Nice-Pak awaits EPA approval to wipe away Covid-19 threat

"We're really trying to anticipate where the next bacteria viruses might emerge from," said CEO Robert Julius.

Fungicides made in White Plains facility licensed as bakery, lawsuit claims

As a result of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency investigation, Plant Health alleges, it can no longer sell, or must “minimize the sale,” of more than 30 products.

Chestnut gas stations to pay EPA $187,500 for fuel tank violations

The U.S. Attorney’s Office accused Chestnut last year of potentially endangering the public and the environment by failing to inspect petroleum leaks.

EPA sends violation notice to Fairfield over contaminated fill pile

The federal agency requires the town to provide information within 10 days of receipt about what action it will take to address the PCB contamination.

Hopewell Precision and former owner agree to $1.2M Superfund payments

Budd and Hopewell Precision admitted responsibility for dumping toxic chemicals into the soil, from 1976 to 1980, that contaminated the ground water and polluted private wells used by 66 homes.

Critics claim Trump golf courses would benefit from proposed clean water...

A proposed Clean Water Act rule, two organizations claim, would benefit President Trump and potentially violate the U.S. Constitution’s domestic emoluments clause.

Battery power versus nuclear power, in Mount Kisco contamination lawsuit

“EPA now places some urgency on a matter that has not been the subject of urgency for decades,” Victor Cannistra says in a court affidavit, “and is making unreasonable demands to access our property.”

Former Pace Law dean Alexandra Dunn tapped for EPA chemicals post

Dunn served as dean of environmental law programs from 2007-10 and taught Environmental Justice and Human Rights and the Environment as an adjunct professor at Pace Law in White Plains.

Connecticut and New York win against EPA in pollution lawsuit

Connecticut and New York won a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to comply with the Clean Air Act’s requirement to control the smog pollution from upwind states.

EPA agrees to $35K payment in $7M mercury cleanup at Rye...

A third-party scrap dealer allegedly paid Steel of West Virginia $1.35 per pound for the mercury, or about 70 percent below market rate.

Norwalk company gets EPA approval for Ranger Ready Repellents

The product is designed to protect people from tick and mosquito bites for up to 12 hours.