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A Call to Climate Action

On June 24, more than 70 medical and public health organizations gave a call to action on climate change, according to Scientific American. Their policy agenda outlines 10 priority actions that government officials, civil leaders, and policymakers should take on climate. The rationale is that...

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Chem Companies Refuse to Pay NJ

3M, Chemours, DuPont, and Solvay have refused to pay for the statewide investigation and cleanup of PFAS chemicals in New Jersey. This development comes in defiance of an order from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), which requests five chemical manufacturing companies to...

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New Jersey: Cleanup on Aisle Five

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ordered five chemical companies to provide detailed accounts of the production and discharge of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and to pay the cleanup costs of any associated contamination. The five companies — 3M, Chemours, Dow DuPont, DuPont,...

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China Impacts Massachusetts Recycling

China is the world’s largest importer of recycled materials. In March 2018, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection enforced a new standard for the quality of recycled materials that China will purchase, which reduces contamination from 3 percent to 0.5 percent. As a result, the...

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