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  • Washington Journal Brigham McCown on Oil Transport Safety
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    Oil Transport Safety

    Brigham McCown talked about oil train derailments and pipeline spills and the debate over which mode of transportation is safest.

  • Secretary Foxx Testifies on Implementation of Highway Spending Bill
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    Implementation of Highway Spending Bill

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx testified at a hearing on the implementation of the $305 billion Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which President Obama signed into…

  • Marie Therese Dominguez Discusses Transportation of Hazardous Materials
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    Transportation of Hazardous Materials

    Marie Therese Dominguez, administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), talked about safety concerns with oil and natural gas pipelines and the…

  • QA with Robin Nagle
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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 important people on the…

  • Pipeline Safety and Regulation
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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…

  • emNo Fearem
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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 corporation was…

  • Public Health and Drinking Water
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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 and…

  • Asbestos and Workplace Conditions at the Smithsonian Panel 2
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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 walls. Allegations…

  • Asbestos and Workplace Conditions at the Smithsonian Panel 1
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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 Space…

  • Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository
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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 of experts…

  • Environmental Outlook
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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 of…

  • emAnimal Vegetable Miracleem
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    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 food they grew…

  • Water Quality at Beaches
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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.

  • EPA Response to September 11 Atacks
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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…

  • emHigh Tech Trashem
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    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 waste,…

  • Rail Security
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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.

  • Oil Pipeline Spills at Prudhoe Bay
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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 about safety…

  • Hazardous Material Transportation
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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.

  • Drinking Water Regulation
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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 water, especially…

  • Mercury and Health Issues
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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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