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Austrailian Taxpayers May Face $98m Hydrocarbon Clean-up
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Two years ago, a massive plume of toxic chemicals was discovered beneath the site of a Sydney waterfront development. Now Australia’s tax payers face footing the $98m clean-up bill. Australia’s Environment Protection Authority just declared that chemical leaching of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, benzene and cyanide at the site poses "a significant risk of harm […]

Benzene in Fuel is Harmful to Humans
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In the United States our way of life is made possible by petroleum products such as gasoline and oil. Indeed we would not be where we are today without oil, but what is the cost to the health of our nation? Considering that most of us are regularly exposed to gasoline vapors, should we accept […]

U.S. Steel Reveals Benzene Cleanup Plans
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U.S. Steel has just released the details of their plans to clean up an underground benzene plume that has been seeping into Lake Michigan from the company’s Gary Steel Works. Benzene levels in the groundwater were up to 600 times the federal drinking water limit. Though the exact source and of the benzene is difficult […]

Stephen Colbert Blasts Seattle Activist’s Fireworks Lawsuit

On Tuesday Stephen Colbert, the Comedy Central "news commentator" railed against a lake city man who filed a lawsuit saying that the city of Seattle must conduct an environmental review prior to it’s Fourth of July fire works show at the city’s Gas Works Park. Gas Works…ummm… Park? The area is a partially remediated toxic […]

Senator Charles E. Schumer Speaks Out On Benzene Emissions
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New York Senator Charles E. Schumer has written a letter to the owner of the Tonawana Coke Corperation strongly urging the company to take swift action to reduce harmful benzene emissions.  Schumer noted that the plant had reduced emissions of certain toxins, but said that "much more needs to be done to reduce the amount […]