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Ohio School Shuts Doors Over Radioactive Contamination

May 15, 2019 |

A scary situation got school shut down for summer break a week early in Piketon, Ohio: reports of radioactive contamination on the campus. Superintendent Todd Burkitt of the Scioto Valley Local School District has urged calm despite positive tests for enriched uranium inside Zahn’s Corner Middle School and evidence of…
Newser

Some baby cough syrups recalled over risks of bacteria contamination

March 22, 2019 |

A cough syrup for babies is being recalled because it could be contaminated with a bacteria that can cause vomiting or diarrhea, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FOX News

6.5 million pounds of beef are recalled over possible salmonella contamination

October 4, 2018 |

Meat-processing company JBS Tolleson Inc. is recalling 6.5 million pounds of raw beef products, sold under several brands, that may be contaminated with salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday.

The recalled products were sold in stores nationwide and were packaged between…


L.A. Times – Business

Elon Musk Promises to Fix Flint Water Contamination

July 12, 2018 |

He sent a sports car to space , but can he fix Flint’s water crisis? Elon Musk says the answer is yes. In response to a request on Twitter Wednesday, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO promised that he would deal with the scandal in the Michigan city, where the water supply…
Newser

Romaine lettuce E. coli contamination claims more victims

April 26, 2018 |

The monthlong outbreak of a virulent E. coli strain tied to romaine lettuce has now sent 42 people to hospitals in 19 states, federal health officials said Wednesday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added 31 people to its tally of victims in the outbreak. The agency has linked…


L.A. Times – Business

Romaine lettuce E. coli contamination warning widened

April 22, 2018 |

Federal health officials have extended their health warning for romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Ariz., region. Consumers now are advised to avoid all forms of the lettuce.

Previous warnings highlighted chopped, packaged romaine and salad mixes containing the variety.

The expansion came after…


L.A. Times – Business

UK Warns Public of Nerve Agent Contamination

March 11, 2018 |

British health authorities on Sunday urged people to wash their clothing and possessions as a precaution if they visited a restaurant and pub in Salisbury, where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. The statement was the first time British officials urged the public to…
Newser

Scope maker warned Europe about contamination 2 years before L.A. infections

April 20, 2015 |

Nearly two years before superbug outbreaks hit UCLA and Cedars-Sinai medical centers, the maker of the scopes involved was already warning hospitals in Europe about the risk of such patient infections.
L.A. Times – Business

Lead contamination scare hits Heinz infant food in China

August 19, 2014 |

A box of Heinz AD Calcium Hi-Protein Cereal, which is part of a batch of the cereal not affected by a recent recall, is pictured at a supermarket in HangzhouHeinz said on Monday it had recalled four batches of a cereal product for infants after regulators in eastern China said they had found lead that exceeded regulation levels in its AD Calcium Hi-Protein Cereal. Infant products are particularly vulnerable to food safety scares in China after powdered milk tainted with the industrial chemical melamine led to the deaths of at least six infants in 2008.



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Texas Family Wins $3 Million Judgement Against Fracking Company Over Contamination

April 24, 2014 |

A Texas jury has awarded $ 2.925 million to a family that filed suit after their air and drinking water were contaminated by an oil and gas company, a win attorneys are calling “the first fracking verdict in U.S. history,” according to a post on DeSmogBlog.

Plaintiffs Bob and Lisa Parr sued Aruba Petroleum Inc. in 2011 alleging that drilling and fracking at the company’s 22 sites, located within a few miles of their home, were making them sick.

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