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UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

Amazon vows safety reforms after Washington state AG finds toxic lead and cadmium in children’s products

More than 15,000 people bought school supplies and jewelry geared for young children that contained dangerous levels of lead and cadmium on Amazon in 2017 and 2018, according to an …


Arsenic, lead give one more reason for kids to forgo juice

Fruit juice has been falling out of favor for its high sugar content and low nutritional value. Now parents have another reason to pull the plug: heavy metals.


Detroit public schools shut off drinking water due to ‘elevated levels’ of lead, copper

Less than a week before classes are scheduled to resume, Detroit’s city school district announced Wednesday that drinking water will be shut off for all its schools due to concerns …


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018

Spokane’s water system free from lead pipes, removal complete

The city of Spokane recently completed a program to remove all lead lines in its water system.


Bonneville High water shut off due to lead in sink

Bonneville High School shut off its drinking fountains after a test a week ago found a high level of lead in the water in a home economics room.


Many Everett families still live amid arsenic and lead

A soil sample taken from Cydney Gillis’ yard last year confirmed what she had long feared. High levels of arsenic pollute her property in Everett’s Delta neighborhood.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Northport residents renew calls for air monitoring after state modeling says a Canadian smelter is polluting their town

Northport residents want air quality monitors installed after state modeling suggested a Canadian smelter could be blanketing their town with heavy metals.


Spokane Fire Department air packs found to be clear of contaminants

Spokane firefighters may soon breath easy again after a recent round of testing determined there are no contaminants in the department’s air tanks.


Tests show lead in air equipment used by Spokane firefighters

Further rounds of testing have discovered lead in two now-decommissioned compressors used to supply Spokane firefighters with breathable air.


Spokane firefighters get new compressors to fill air tanks, amid concerns of lead contamination

The Spokane City Council on Monday unanimously approved the purchase of two new compressors to fill the air tanks of firefighters, after an odd smell prompted the department to take …


Tests show high lead levels at 4 Flint schools, care centers

Only four schools and care facilities in Flint had elevated levels of lead in their water during recent tests, though one school district refused to allow the testing as the …


New Maine lead law fuels 10-fold jump in children tested

Maine’s new lead exposure standards have led to a 10-fold jump in children identified as having been poisoned by lead.


Flint’s lead-poisoned water had a ‘horrifyingly large’ effect on fetal deaths, study finds

The fertility rate in Flint, Michigan, dropped precipitously after the city decided to switch to lead-poisoned Flint River water in 2014, according to a new working paper.


Bald eagle threat: Lead ammo left behind by hunters

Bald eagles have made a remarkable recovery across the United States since the pesticide DDT was banned 45 years ago, but the majestic birds are still dying from another environmental …


Michigan sues Flint after council refuses to OK water deal

The state of Michigan sued Flint Wednesday, alleging that the city council’s refusal to approve a broadly backed deal to buy water long term from a Detroit-area system is endangering …


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017

Spokane making progress on water metering, but some losses still unexplained

The city of Spokane says it met all state and federal standards for the quality of its drinking water in 2016, although leaky pipes and metering remain a problem.


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017

Canadian company says it wants to buy Bunker Hill Mine for $30 million

There’s talk once again of reopening the storied Bunker Hill Mine in the Silver Valley.


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017

Blood tests may have significantly underestimated lead levels, FDA and CDC warn

Federal officials are warning that some blood tests may have “significantly” underestimated lead levels, and they are urging the retesting of some children, as well as pregnant and breast-feeding women.


Oregon voters approve Portland schools bond, reject Coos County pipeline ban

Portland voters Tuesday approved the largest school bond in state history, which would raise taxes to address high levels of lead in drinking water at nearly every school and pay …


Oregon took months to fix lead problems at juvenile prisons

Oregon officials knew in July 2016 that tap water in juvenile prisons had excessive levels of lead but took eight months to test the entire system and shut down bad …


UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017

Portland to vote on tax hike to fix lead in schools

Voters in Oregon’s largest city are poised to vote on the biggest school bond in state history after a scandal over high levels of lead in the water at almost …


UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017

EPA asks what rules to cut, gets earful about dirty water

Seeking suggestions about what environmental regulations it should gut, the Trump administration on Tuesday got an earful from people who say federal rules limiting air and water pollution aren’t strict …


Contractor hired to remove lead from police shooting range

Boise officials have hired a contractor to clean up lead and other debris that’s accumulated at a police shooting range in the foothills on the north side of the city.


Trump’s EPA moves to defund programs that protect children from lead-based paint

Environmental Protection Agency officials are proposing to eliminate two programs focused on limiting children’s exposure to lead-based paint – which is known to cause damage to developing brains and nervous …


Lead exposure alters children’s lives decades later, study indicates

Children with elevated blood-lead levels at age 11 ended up as adults with lower cognitive function and lower-status occupations than their parents, according to research that offers one of the …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017

Flint residents must start paying for water they still can’t drink without a filter

Residents in Flint, Michigan, are about to start paying the full cost of their water again, even though what’s flowing from their taps has yet to be declared safe to …


Commission: ‘Systemic racism’ at root of Flint water crisis

“Systemic racism” going back decades is at the core of problems that caused a lead-contaminated water crisis in the majority black city of Flint, according to a Michigan Civil Rights …


Flint mayor questions Michigan governor’s decision to stop water bill credits in aftermath of lead contamination crisis

LANSING, Mich. – The mayor of Flint is planning to meet with Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday to discuss Michigan’s decision to withdraw some financial assistance that was originally offered to …


Tri-Cities school districts testing water for lead, copper

Kennewick schools recently shut off or replaced roughly 54 water faucets and 20 drinking fountains as part of an initial round of tests for lead and copper.


Flint’s water plant upgrade cost rises to $108 million

A consultant says the cost of upgrading Flint’s water treatment plant is estimated at $108 million, up slightly from an earlier estimate.