February 2, 2011
Report says fly ash sites leak chromium into water
Two southwestern Pennsylvania fly ash disposal sites are among 28 such sites in 17 states that have contaminated groundwater by leaking toxic, cancer-causing hexavalent chromium, according to a new report co-authored by PSR.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 2, 2011
Report: Coal ash disposal sites release chromium into groundwater
A new report by Earthjustice, PSR and the Environmental Integrity Project indicated that 28 fly ash disposal sites in 17 states have leaked toxic hexavalent chromium into groundwater.
Source: Water Technology Online
January 27, 2011
Ban Toxic BPA: Environmental Health Groups Support New Bills in Congress
Environmental health advocacy groups concerned with toxic chemicals in food and beverages applaud Senator Diane Feinstein and Representative Edward Markey, who both introduced bills this week to limit hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A in baby bottles, sippy cups and food and beverage containers.
December 27, 2010
Healthier Hospital Food -- For Us and the Earth
Lucia Sayre discusses San Francisco Bay Area PSR's Balanced Menus program.
December 14, 2010
PSR Assails Health Risks from Coal Ash
PSR mobilized health professionals to testify against unsafe coal ash disposal at EPA hearings around the country. PSR also wrote and distributed a new study, “Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment.”
September 3, 2010
PSR calls on EPA for Tougher Regulation of Toxic Coal Ash
PSR testified recently before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the health risks associated with coal ash, at the first of seven EPA hearings on disposal of this dangerous coal combustion waste product.
December 28, 2009
American Public Health Association says FDA should ban rBGH
APHA along with PSR Oregon and other advocacy groups warn of health risks from recombinant bovine growth hormone (rGBH).
September 12, 2009
Clean Water Laws Are Neglected, at a Cost in Suffering
The NYT launches a major series on the Clean Water Act with a focus on toxic contaminants – lead, nickel and other heavy metals -- in the drinking water of a community near a WV coal mine. But as the article makes clear, worsening pollution in American waters affects thousands of communities nationwide.
Source: New York Times