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TVA to test water wells, air purity near ash slide

December 30, 2008 - KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) — The CEO and president of the nation's largest public utility vowed to clean up a community encased in sludge after a major coal ash spill, where many... Read More


Tennessee sludge spill runs over homes, water

December 24, 2008 - A wall holding back 80 acres of sludge from a coal plant in central Tennessee broke this week, spilling more than 500 million gallons of waste into the surrounding area. Read More


Health officials seek participants for PFC study

July 17, 2008 - Starting this month, officials from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will begin recruiting participants for the East Metro Perfluorochemical (PFC) Biomonitoring Study. The study... Read More


Health Department will measure PFC levels in adults near 3M plant

July 9, 2008 - Continuing concern about possible contamination from chemicals produced at 3M's Cottage Grove facility has state health officials seeking volunteers for a study of perfluorochemical... Read More


Pollution Cleanup Costs Cloud 3M Stock Outlook

July 24, 2007 - The recent run-up in 3M stock could be validated by earnings to be reported, but pollution costs are likely to get new scrutiny. Read More


Feds Talk with Local Officials about PFC Contamination

May 30, 2007 - Federal environment and health officials made their first public visit to Minnesota to talk about their response to perfluorinated chemical contamination in the state and elsewhere in the... Read More


3M Chemicals Found in Drinking Water of East Metro Cities

January 19, 2007 - Public water supplies in six more east St. Paul suburbs contain chemicals once manufactured by 3M. The Minnesota Department of Health says municipal wells in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park,... Read More


Water Unsafe in 150 Homes

September 16, 2006 - Lake Elmo households have now been advised by the Minnesota Department of Health to use bottled water for drinking and cooking a figure that has jumped nearly 19 times since the... Read More


Lawsuit Alleges DuPont Contamination of N.J. Drinking Water

April 18, 2006 - Drinking water supplies near a DuPont facility in New Jersey have been contaminated with chemicals, including a suspected carcinogen used in the production of Teflon, according to a federal... Read More


3M Releases findings on PFCs

March 11, 2006 - Tissue of some fish taken from the Mississippi River near 3M Co.'s Cottage Grove plant contains high levels of two controversial industrial chemicals that were once made at the plant and... Read More


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