Science & Environment

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Dioxins unearthed at U.S. base in Okinawa stir furor

"They were 55-gallon and, on occasion, 30-gallon drums. You could smell the chemicals and a few were stenciled with 'Defoliant' in white with 'Property KAB Special Services."

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West Virginia hit by another chemical spill

About 108,000 gallons of waste from a coal processing facility leaked into a tributary of the Kanawha River on Feb. 11, polluting 6 miles of Fields Creek. The waste includes all manner of toxic chemicals and metals.

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W.Va. disaster culprit Freedom Industries declares bankruptcy

With $30 million in assets and $3 million in liabilities, Freedom Industries followed a tried and true coal industry tactic of declaring bankruptcy and moving assets to a new company.

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Michigan, Louisiana latest victims of oil, chemical spills

April 1 was no joke in Lansing, Michigan, when equipment at a power plant malfunctioned and caused 300 gallons of oil to leak into the Grand River.

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Five million farmers sue Monsanto for "taxing production"

Farmworkers say Monsanto makes an exorbitant profit each year on royalties from "renewal" seed harvests.

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N.J. chemical spill goes airborne, forces hundreds of evacuations

When a train derailment in Paulsboro, N.J., sent two tanker cars hurtling into a nearby creek, the water became polluted with vinyl chloride.