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Vermont Working Group Looks To Prevent The Next PFOA-Like Contamination

After the industrial chemical PFOA contaminated the drinking water of hundreds of people in southern Vermont, legislators wanted to avoid another surprise contamination. So last year, they tasked a working group to figure out how the state could more proactively regulate chemicals. Now the group is back with recommendations.

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Complaints About Toxins, Shoddy Construction Trail New England Developer

In the Marines, Dan Crim learned how to strap an air-tight respirator over his mouth and nose to protect himself from a biological threat. He was glad to never have to use one in a combat zone during his five deployments overseas. Now a retired Marine, Crim wears a respirator whenever he sets foot in the house he bought but no longer lives in.

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Mercury Levels in Gulf of Maine Tuna on the Decline

There’s some good news for sushi lovers. A new report finds that over an 8-year period, mercury levels in Gulf of Maine tuna declined 2 percent a year — a decline that parallels reductions in mercury pollution from Midwest coal-fired power plants.

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