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    Q&A with Robin Nagle

    Robin Nagle talked about her book, Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City, in which she suggests that garbage workers were the most…

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    Pipeline Safety and Regulation

    Andrew Black talked about the aging pipeline system in the country as well as regulation and the economics of the industry. The rupture on March 29, 2013, of an Exxon Mobil pipe line…

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    No Fear

    Marsha Coleman-Adebayo talked about her book, which recounts her case against the Environmental Protection Agency, her former employer, which attempted to quell her claims that a…

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    Public Health and Drinking Water

    Witnesses testified about the Environmental Protection Agency’s rules to limit a pair of toxic chemicals that had been found in public water supplies. The chemicals chromium-6…

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    Asbestos and Workplace Conditions at the Smithsonian, Panel 2

    A hearing was held on recent revelations that the Smithsonian Institution failed to address dangerous workplace conditions, including the presence of asbestos in museum…

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    Asbestos and Workplace Conditions at the Smithsonian, Panel 1

    A hearing was held on allegations of asbestos exposure at Smithsonian Institution museums. It was held in response to a Washington Post story about a worker at the National Air and…

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    Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository

    Edward Sproat delivered opening remarks at the forum on “Yucca Mountain and the Nuclear Renaissance: Assessing the Safety and Viability of a Vital National Asset.” Then a panel…

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    Environmental Outlook

    Professor Garte talked about environmental issues, saying that the earth is in recovery, not in peril. He is the author of the book, Where We Stand: A Surprising Look at the Real State…

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    Water Quality at Beaches

    A hearing was held on how to protect water quality at the nation’s beaches. Representatives Pallone and Bilbray were the first witnesses.

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    EPA Response to September 11 Atacks

    Witnesses testified about environmental conditions in lower Manhattan following the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Environmental Protection Agencies responses to the attacks in the days…

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    Book Discussion on Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

    Barbara Kingsolver talked about her book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, published by HarperCollins. She described her family’s year-long attempt to eat only…

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    Rail Security

    Secretary Michael Chertoff spoke to reporters about a new rail security package targeting high risk hazardous materials in transit. He also responded to questions from reporters.

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    Book Discussion on High Tech Trash

    Elizabeth Grossman talked about her book, High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health, published by Island Press. She described the health hazards of electronic…

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    Oil Pipeline Spills at Prudhoe Bay

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the failure of the British Petroleum oil pipeline from Prudhoe Bay. Witnesses testified…

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    Hazardous Material Transportation

    Ms. Keane talked about regulations and requirements for drivers employed as hazardous material carriers. She responded to telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail from viewers.

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    Drinking Water Regulation

    Dr. Goldman talked about federal policy regulating lead in drinking water. The Environmental Protection Agency recently asked states to investigate the lead levels in drinking…

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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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    Energy Conference Report

    Environmental and consumer advocates talked about the health impact of the Energy Conference Report that is still in conference committee. They criticized pork barrel spending in the…

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    Oil Refineries and Community Risk Report

    The U.S. Public Interest Research Group released a report stating that oil refineries and other industrial chemical facilities put communities at unnecessary risk by failing to take…

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    Air Quality After World Trade Center Cleanup

    Rep. Nadler talked about the Environmental Protection Agency’s cleanup of the World Trade Center site following the September 11 attacks. The discussion focused on the…

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