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Report: EPA Failed to Act Swiftly on Flint

An internal investigation has concluded that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should have acted months earlier to warn residents of Flint, MI, of lead contamination in their drinking...

Lead Paint Bloats Mural Costs, Timeline

Transforming a transit bridge into a work of public art turned into more than one metropolitan Atlanta city bargained for after lead paint was revealed to exist on the structure.

State Rep Alleges Lead Dust at Bridge Site

A Maine legislator is calling for the cancellation of contracts with a bridge-painting contractor after an independent soil study allegedly showed evidence that lead paint dust was not being...

Exposed Lead Paint Tainted Drinking Water

A small town in eastern Virginia is the site of a brewing controversy over a water tank that was allegedly exposing residents to lead—even a year after the dangers were first uncovered.

Senate Passes Bill to Fund Flint Fixes

A $9 billion water infrastructure bill passed the U.S. Senate late last week, with hundreds of millions allocated for improvements to systems in Flint, MI, and other cities with potentially ...

CA City Bans Use of Galvanized Pipes

Fresno is the latest California city to ban the use of galvanized water pipes in new construction and major renovation amid fears of corrosion and drinking-water contamination.

Railcar Factory Faces $105K OSHA Bill

A major manufacturer of railcars and equipment in the U.S. faces $105,000 in fines after allegedly exposing painters and other workers to unsafe levels of dangerous chemicals, including lead...

Worker Sues Shipyard for Lead Exposure

Alleging exposure to toxic levels of lead while refurbishing a freighter, a shipyard worker has filed a lawsuit against the Wisconsin facility where work was performed earlier this year.

Flint Residents Take EPA to Task

Just days after the first criminal charges were filed against three city and government officials associated with the Flint water crisis, a Royal Oak, MI, law firm has filed a complaint agai...

OSHA: Workers ‘Willfully Exposed’ to Lead

A Michigan painting company with a history of safety violations faces $121,880 in penalties for allegedly exposing workers to lead on a Pennsylvania worksite while removing paint from water ...

Lead Paint Complaint Halts Shipyard Job

The confirmed presence of lead paint in a Wisconsin shipyard has halted all work on one vessel while removal of the source is underway.

EPA Takes Over Lead Testing in Flint

In what has become a national crisis over localized contaminated drinking water, the federal Environmental Protection Agency said it would be taking over water testing and ordering an indepe...

Feds Help Flint in Water Crisis

The National Guard is delivering bottles of water in a Michigan community that has been plagued with lead coming out of its taps, a problem that could cost more than $1.5 billion to fix.

Utility Addresses Lead Paint Concerns

Residents of a California town are sounding an alarm about the dangers of flaking lead-based paint in their neighborhood. However, unlike so many others regarding lead-based paint, those con...

Flint Families Sue over Toxic Water

Four families have filed a lawsuit against 14 Michigan officials claiming they replaced safe water with water that was “dangerous, unsafe and…inadequately treated.”

Call for Resignation Amid Water Woes

A corroded drinking water supply crisis in Flint, MI, has one group asking for the resignation of the state's environmental director and others demanding further investigation into the matte...

Corrosion Affects City Water Supply

The city of Flint, MI, has a problem with severe iron and lead corrosion in its water distribution system. Marc Edwards, an expert on municipal water quality, is seeking ways to address the ...

Bridge Painting, Blasting Cited Again

FALL RIVER, MA—Bridge painters and abrasive blasters on a Massachusetts project were exposed to 100-foot falls and high lead levels where they ate, changed and worked, federal investigators ...

Lead Rule for Public Projects Advances

U.S. regulators continue to build their case for lead-safe mandates on public and commercial projects, with the release of a draft methodology for analyzing exposures.

Abrasive Blasting Draws 17 Citations

Allegations of worker overexposure to lead and silica as well as other health hazards have landed a Connecticut abrasive blasting contractor in trouble with federal authorities.

EU Backs Philippines’ Anti-Lead Push

The European Union is throwing its support behind an effort to eliminate lead and mercury exposures among millions of Filipino schoolchildren.

CA Eyes Major Lead Level Changes

California regulators are moving closer to slashing lead exposure limits for workers, calling the current standards outdated and harmful to human health.

Accident Burns 7 at Site of OSHA Critic

A foundry owner critical of federal health and safety regulations is now dealing with a horrific workplace accident that sprayed his workers with molten metal.

Blasting Contractor Cited for Lead

An Illinois contractor is facing nearly $47,000 in fines for allegedly exposing its abrasive blasters to lead paint, federal officials say.

Google Firm to Rehab U.S. Hangar One

Deadlocked over a seven-figure coating bill, two federal agencies have decided to Google a solution.

Ship Blasting Sparks Fire, Toxic Fumes

Lead- and arsenic-laced smoke sent 16 San Diego shipyard workers to the hospital after a fire started during abrasive blasting operations Thursday (Nov. 21), officials said.

Machine Shop Cited for Lead Exposure

An industrial parts manufacturer is facing $188,300 in proposed penalties after workers were allegedly exposed to lead, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said.

SSPC Seeks Input on New Lead Rules

SSPC is recruiting data and reports from its members on federal regulators' plan to expand lead-safe rules to commercial and public-works projects.


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