Industrial Pollution

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Mapping Cancer Risk From Toxic Air Pollution

An investigation by ProPublica has produced something the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has never been able to complete: a nationwide map of the cancer risks created by industrial sources of air pollution.

November 3, 2021 - ProPublica

Court Overrules U.S. EPA in Baltimore Runoff Case

Environmentalists challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and won.

March 29, 2019 - NRDC

Record Pollution Settlement: $5.15 Billion

Surpassing the BP Gulf spill fine by $1 billion, the settlement covers multi-state environmental sites. While levied on Anadarko Petroleum, the chemical contamination was the fault of subsidiary Kerr-McGee Corp., which Anadarko purchased in 2006.

April 5, 2014 - The Wall Street Journal - Business

Stunning Photos of Earth From Space

A collection of satellite photos reveals the planet's beauty and vulnerability from threats such as desertification, sprawl, and pollution.

November 5, 2013 - Wired

Poor Side of Town is Usually the East Side

The reason? Dan Zambonini proposes that the prevailing winds in most U.S. cities run westerly, so pollution from industrial smokestacks would blow through the eastern neighborhoods.

December 31, 2010 - The Januarist

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