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    Q&A with Jerry Ensminger and Rachel Libert

    Jerry Ensminger and Rachel Libert discussed their documentary on retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sergeant Jerry Ensminger, which chronicles his efforts on behalf of Marines and their…

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    Carl Colglazier StudentCam Winner

    Carl Colglazier talked about his video, Wasting Waste, one of the middle school section second prize-winning videos. He is a seventh grader at Trinity Academy (Homeschool) in Cary,…

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    Wasting Waste

    One of the middle school section second prize-winning videos, Wasting Waste, was produced by Carl Colglazier, a 7th grade student from Trinity Academy (Homeschool) in Cary, North…

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    Book Discussion on The Body Toxic

    Nena Baker talked about her book The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-Being (North Point Press; August 5, 2008). Ms. Baker…

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    Book Discussion on The Blue Death

    Dr. Robert Morris talked about his book, The Blue Death: Disease, Disaster, and the Water We Drink, published by HarperCollins. He warned about the dangers of polluted drinking…

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    African Water Resources

    Witnesses testified about a water crisis in Africa, international environmental policy, and efforts to provide relief. Among the issues they addressed were the lack of safe drinking…

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    Secondhand Smoke Report

    After introductions and a video-taped presentation, Surgeon General Richard Carmona announced his 670-page report, “The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco…

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    Water Provisions to U.S. Troops in Iraq

    Witnesses testified about the alleged failure of the Halliburton company to deliver clean water to U.S. troops fighting in Iraq. Topics included supposedly potable water that was not…

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    Engine Coolant and Antifreeze Legislation

    The Consumer Affairs, Product Safety and Insurance Subcommittee held a hearing on the Engine Coolant and Antifreeze Bittering Agent Act of 2005. Witnesses testified about public health and…

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    Asbestos Exposure Claims

    Witnesses testified about S. 852, proposed legislation that would set up a trust fund to compensate victims of asbestos exposure.

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    EPA Administrator Confirmation Hold

    Senators talked with reporters about why they placed a parliamentary hold on the confirmation of Stephen L. Johnson as Environmental Protection Agency administrator. The hold is in…

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    Asbestos Trust Fund

    Judge Becker talked by video uplink from Philadelphia about the creation of the Asbestos Trust Fund. He served as a negotiator between business and labor groups about how the fund…

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    Book Discussion on An Air That Kills

    Mr. McCumber talked about the book he co-authored, An Air That Kills: How the Asbestos Poisoning of Libby, Montana Uncovered a National Scandal, published by Penguin USA. In the…

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    Mercury and Health Issues

    Representatives of a number of groups expressed their opposition to proposed new regulations regarding mercury emissions. They said that the proposals were not aggressive enough in…

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    Air Quality at Ground Zero

    Witnesses testified about the potential impact on public health of the September 11 World Trade Center attacks and subsequent clean-up efforts at the site. Topics included the levels…

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    Electrical Power Plant Emissions

    Witnesses testified about the impact on the environment and public health of emissions from power generating facilities. Among the issues addressed were ways to reduce greenhouse…

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    Health and Environment

    Senator Clinton talked about the relationship between health and the environment and efforts to track the incidence of chronic disease. She also talked about hidden health hazards…

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    Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant

    Witnesses testified about an Energy Department report on the Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah, Kentucky which found greater contamination than originally expected. The report states…

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    Drinking Water Quality

    Officials announced that they would seek a ban on a fuel additive in order to protect the drinking water supply and that the EPA would begin enforcing the new regulations. After their…

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    OSHA Authority Over Home Workers

    Witnesses testified about maintaining safe workspaces for those who work at home. Among the issues they addressed were employer responsibilities, government oversight and regulation,…

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