- West Virginia University arena closed for possible asbestos Updated: Apr-29-16 4:43 pm
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - A West Virginia University official says the Coliseum has been closed after workers found possible asbestos.
- Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river Updated: Apr-29-16 9:38 am
MUSLYUMOVO, Russia - At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank.
- Scientists say oilfield wastewater spills release toxins Updated: Apr-27-16 7:44 pm
Brine spills from oil development in western North Dakota are releasing toxins into soils and waterways, sometimes at levels exceeding federal water quality standards, scientists reported Wednesday.
- US urges Illinois city to give customers bottled water Updated: Apr-26-16 6:44 pm
Federal regulators are recommending that an Illinois city provide bottled water or filters to residents affected by high levels of lead in their drinking water.
- Mold removed from Offutt Air Force Base's new building Updated: Apr-26-16 1:49 pm
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Nebraska - Military officials say 4,000 feet of mold-infested ductwork has been removed from the U.S. Strategic Command's new headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base.
- Ohio court looking for heirs in $2M asbestos claim payout Updated: Apr-26-16 10:39 am
AKRON, Ohio - A northeast Ohio court is trying to track down for heirs to hundreds of rubber workers who died or became very ill because of exposure to asbestos as it looks to pay out about $2 million in legal claims.
- The Latest: Employee placed on leave over school lead levels Updated: Apr-25-16 10:04 pm
TACOMA, Washington - The Latest on tests that showed high levels of lead at two Tacoma elementary schools (all times local):
- Authorities: Working CO alarm saves lives of Peoria family Updated: Apr-22-16 11:28 am
PEORIA, Arizona - Authorities in a Phoenix suburb say an alarm saved the lives of a family of five at risk of poisoning from carbon monoxide gas.
- Elevated lead levels discovered in Washington schools Updated: Apr-22-16 9:24 am
WASHINGTON - Washington officials are arranging lead poisoning tests for students after elevated lead levels were discovered in water at three elementary schools.
- Health chief: Use Flint woes to spotlight lead paint threat Updated: Apr-21-16 4:45 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Flint, Michigan's lead-contaminated water crisis presents an opportunity for Indiana public health advocates to shine a spotlight on the much larger health threat children face from lead-based paint in old homes, Indiana's health commissioner said Thursday.
- Iowa agency director calls on state to demolish building Updated: Apr-20-16 3:56 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy's director says demolishing the agency's facility is the best way to deal with the underlying causes that led to high levels of black mold in the building.
- Congresswoman: Illinois city should replace lead water lines Updated: Apr-13-16 5:52 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - An Illinois congresswoman on Wednesday called on officials in one city to seek federal aid to replace lead service lines that have tainted its drinking water and contributed to high rates of childhood lead poisoning.
- Tribes struggle with decades of housing neglect Updated: Apr-09-16 2:06 am
BROWNING, Montana - They call it Moccasin Flats, though the street sign marks it as 3rd Avenue Southwest. This neighborhood, just a few blocks away from Browning Elementary School, represents the worst of housing conditions on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, the Great Falls Tribune reported (http://gftrib.com/1qlpysO).
- Panel: UN should compensate Kosovo Roma over lead poisoning Updated: Apr-08-16 9:26 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo - A U.N. human rights tribunal in Kosovo said Friday the world body should apologize and compensate the Roma community for the health impact of being housed on lead-poisoned sites after the war in 1999.
- Detroit police: Carbon monoxide suspected in deaths of 2 men Updated: Apr-07-16 11:30 am
DETROIT - Police say carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected in the deaths of two men at a house on Detroit's northwest side.
- 4 hospitalized from carbon monoxide at Oregon candy factory Updated: Apr-07-16 10:32 am
MEDFORD, Oregon - A carbon monoxide leak at an Oregon candy factory has sent four people to the hospital and sickened four others.
- Christie adds $10M to New Jersey lead clean-up efforts Updated: Apr-05-16 8:44 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that he's adding $10 million to New Jersey's efforts this year to remove lead-based paint from homes around the state.
- Lawmakers looking into state's aging water infrastructure Updated: Apr-04-16 6:14 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A package of bills aimed at reducing lead poisoning in children has cleared a state Assembly panel but not without concerns from some lawmakers and the beverage industry.
- Portland building evacuated after carbon monoxide scare Updated: Apr-01-16 2:44 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A carbon monoxide scare has forced the evacuation of a building in Portland.
- More lead found in Newark schools' drinking water Updated: Apr-01-16 12:21 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Elevated lead levels have been found in more samples from New Jersey's largest school district, where officials shut off sinks and drinking fountains at 30 facilities last month.