EPA estimates that emissions from these airplanes account for about 70% of lead released into the air.
State and federal officials and regulators have made a big deal about having a cup of water when they visit the most infamous village in the country. East Palestine, of course, is where a Norfolk Southern train derailed, February 3 2023, spilling hazardous chemicals and requiring a burning off of vinyl chloride, an especially nasty chemical that’s used in the production of polyvinyl chloride or PVC pipes.
The massive fire at an eastern Indiana recycling plant last week that has forced evacuation orders for more than 2,000 people is only the latest illustration of those in power’s willingness to sacrifice our communities to sustain their addiction to fossil fuels.
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A recent LA Times article ignores the environmental injustice of these toxic air emissions
An especially harmful component of the petrochemical buildout, and the sector’s recycling myth, involves the promotion of so-called “advanced” or “chemical recycling.”
New Report Exposes Forced Labor, Toxic Occupational Hazards, and Climate Warming Impacts of Vinyl Flooring Industry
Often signaled out as one of the most toxic plastics, PVC is used in a range of products from credit cards to pipes, and increasingly in vinyl flooring, including in so-called luxury vinyl tile, which is the leading export application for PVC manufactured in China.
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CEH and M.H.P. Concerned Residents co-hosted a Community Gathering & Environmental Health Fair recently to support El Cajon residents’ efforts to organize around environmental justice, chemical exposure, and renters’ rights issues affecting their community.
Lawsuit Filed to Fight EPA Delay in Reducing Smog in 6 States With Some of Nation’s Worst Air Quality
Two environmental groups filed a lawsuit today to force the Environmental Protection Agency to require areas in six states to clean up harmful smog pollution.