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Toxic Chemicals Can Be Dumped into Merrimack River, Federal and State Officials Say

by The Boston Globe | November 5, 2019
“Federal and state environmental officials have renewed a controversial permit allowing a New Hampshire landfill to send as much as 100,000 gallons a day of polluted runoff to a Lowell treatment plant that empties into the Merrimack River, a source of drinking water to more than a ...

New EPA Chief in New England Barred from Many Decisions Because of Conflicts

by The Boston Globe | October 22, 2019
“A former chemical industry lobbyist who was recently appointed as regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency has been barred from overseeing a range of vital issues in New England because of conflicts of interest that could compromise his public duties. Dennis ...

Toxic Chemicals Are Found in Blades of Artificial Turf

by The Boston Globe | October 9, 2019
“FRANKLIN — For two years, an abandoned pile of artificial turf had decomposed on a bluff here, a few feet above wetlands that are part of the suburb’s drinking water supply. Nearby, ripped bags with the infill of the turf, tiny pellets of shredded tires, littered the embankment ...

Firm with Spotty Past Regains State’s Car Inspection Contract

by The Boston Globe | September 18, 2019
“The company that developed Massachusetts’ first auto emissions inspection program — technology that proved to be inaccurate for the first five years of its use — has won back the contract to install its equipment in garages across the state. Applus Technologies Inc. was ...

‘Forever Chemicals’ Now Found in State Schools

by The Boston Globe | September 9, 2019
“STOW — The water fountains have been turned off, wrapped in plastic, or fitted with a device to prevent students from using them. Much of the food preparation has moved off campus, and a water jug sits in the kitchen sink, replacing the faucet. The bathrooms are covered with signs ...
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