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Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in pesticide used on millions of Mass. acres when spraying for mosquitoes

by Boston Globe | December 1, 2020
“For two decades, state environmental officials have used a controversial pesticide to kill mosquitoes in Massachusetts, spraying millions of acres from the air and ground to reduce the spread of Eastern equine encephalitis. Now, after years of criticism from environmental advocates ...

State regulators issue new restrictions on ‘forever chemicals’

by Boston Globe | September 24, 2020
“After years of research showing the dangers of so-called forever chemicals, state regulators Thursday joined a growing number of their counterparts in other states in issuing significant new limits on the human-made compounds in drinking water, a move hailed by environmental ...

Despite fears of EEE-carrying mosquitoes, aerial spraying poses greater danger, environmentalists say

by Boston Globe | July 7, 2020
“As the state ramps up its response to what officials fear could be another dangerous summer for eastern equine encephalitis, environmental advocates are warning them to avoid relying on aerial spraying to reduce transmission of the deadly, mosquito-borne disease, an approach they ...

State environmental officials fail to report critical water data, according to state audit

by Boston Globe | June 16, 2020
“The state Department of Environmental Protection has failed to send federal regulators reports about the safety of watersheds in Massachusetts, according to the state auditor. “DEP’s excuses don’t pass the straight-face test,” said Kyla Bennett, director of Public Employees ...

How far has the coronavirus spread? The answer may be in the sewers

by Boston Globe | May 6, 2020
“As more states look for ways to reopen, they’re hampered by the lack of sufficient testing for the coronavirus, making its prevalence impossible to gauge. So public health officials are now looking at another way to measure the spread of the contagion: by examining raw sewage. If ...
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