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Western Md. towns file suit over alleged water contamination (access required)

Two Garrett County towns filed federal lawsuits against 3M Co. Tuesday, joining a growing list of plaintiffs from across the country that allege chemicals manufactured by 3M and other companies have contaminated their drinking water. The chemicals, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), ...

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EPA blamed for delays in asbestos study in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. — Internal investigators faulted the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for years of delays in completing health studies needed to guide the cleanup of a Montana mining town where hundreds of people have died from asbestos exposure. The ...

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Swiss chemicals maker Syngenta pays $105 million to settle U.S. lawsuit

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — Swiss chemicals maker Syngenta’s agreement to pay $105 million to settle a nearly 8-year-old lawsuit over one of its popular agricultural herbicides could help reimburse nearly 2,000 community water systems that have had to filter ...

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Report: Baltimore source of most toxic releases

A new report says industrial facilities dumped 1.4 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Maryland waterways in 2010, mostly in the Baltimore area. The report was released Thursday by Environment Maryland, which said it obtained the figures from Environmental Protection ...

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Opponents want fee on lands leased for fracking

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland opponents of a controversial drilling technique want to asses a $10 per-acre fee on land leased for extracting gas. The retroactive fee would apply to lands leased for hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, a method of ...

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