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Four Months After Massive West Virginia Spill, EPA to Test Safety of Inhaling Chemical Fumes

Four Months After Massive West Virginia Spill, EPA to Test Safety of Inhaling Chemical Fumes

Are poisoned farmworkers in Florida being silenced? Federal regulators are looking into whether Florida failed to properly investigate if farmworkers sickened in a crop-dusting accident were told not to report it to authorities. In the case, dozens of farmworkers, mostly women, were exposed to Bathyroid XL when a crop duster mistakenly sprayed the agent near them while they were working. Bathyroid XL is a "restricted use" pesticide considered by the EPA to be one of the most toxic.   At…

Are poisoned farmworkers in Florida being silenced? Federal regulators are looking into whether Florida failed to properly investigate if farmworkers sickened in a crop-dusting accident were told not to report it to authorities. In the case, dozens of farmworkers, mostly women, were exposed to Bathyroid XL when a crop duster mistakenly sprayed the agent near them while they were working. Bathyroid XL is a "restricted use" pesticide considered by the EPA to be one of the most toxic. At…

Ducks wade in the Animas River as orange sludge from a mine spill upstream flows past Berg Park in Farmington, N.M., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. About 1 million gallons of wastewater from Colorado's Gold King Mine began spilling into the Animas River on Wednesday when a cleanup crew supervised by the Environmental Protection Agency accidentally breached a debris dam that had formed inside the mine. The mine has been inactive since 1923 ( Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times via AP)

Ducks wade in the Animas River as orange sludge from a mine spill upstream flows past Berg Park in Farmington, N.M., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. About 1 million gallons of wastewater from Colorado's Gold King Mine began spilling into the Animas River on Wednesday when a cleanup crew supervised by the Environmental Protection Agency accidentally breached a debris dam that had formed inside the mine. The mine has been inactive since 1923 ( Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times via AP)

Emergency workers attend to the injured of a train accident near Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain on July 24.  Photo: Lavandeira Jr / EPA

Emergency workers attend to the injured of a train accident near Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain on July 24. Photo: Lavandeira Jr / EPA

Witness after witness at a Senate hearing Wednesday begged the federal government to properly fund the neglected Indian Health Service.

Witness after witness at a Senate hearing Wednesday begged the federal government to properly fund the neglected Indian Health Service.

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