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Cancer-causing atrazine is world’s No. 1 drinking water contaminant

April 18th, 2014

Cancer-causing atrazine is world’s No. 1 drinking water contaminant:

(NaturalNews) For more than a half-century, North American farmers have been spraying atrazine, an herbicide, on their crops — most notably corn — in the millions of pounds per year.

This widespread use of the weed killer has also created no small amount of runoff, ensuring that atrazine winds up in lakes, streams and, on occasion, even drinking water, according to a recent report by Global News.

“Atrazine is the number one contaminant found in drinking water in the U.S. and probably globally[,] probably in the world,” University of California-Berkeley scientist Tyrone Hayes told the news organization.


Oh yeah, Europe banned it in 2004.

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4/18/2014 — California Fracking Operation erupts large plumes — seen on RADAR

April 18th, 2014

4/18/2014 — California Fracking Operation erupts large plumes — seen on RADAR:

Considering the chemicals used, I’m sure this is great.

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It’s Been a Year Since the Deadly Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion, And Nothing Has Happened

April 18th, 2014

It’s Been a Year Since the Deadly Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion, And Nothing Has Happened:

Mustn’t get in the way of making money.

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Buy Cheerios, Wheaties or any other General Mills Product and You Give up the Right to Sue over False Advertising, Mislabeling…or Anything Else

April 18th, 2014

Buy Cheerios, Wheaties or any other General Mills Product and You Give up the Right to Sue over False Advertising, Mislabeling…or Anything Else:

Government and capitalism in all its glory.

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CorpWatch : KBR and Halliburton Can Be Sued For Iraq Toxic Burn Pits, Court Rules

April 18th, 2014

CorpWatch : KBR and Halliburton Can Be Sued For Iraq Toxic Burn Pits, Court Rules:

KBR and Halliburton – two major U.S. military contractors – can be sued for the health impacts of trash incineration on U.S. soldiers who served in the war in Iraq, according to a new court decision that allows a series of 57 lawsuits against the companies to go forward. 

The two companies have been paid some $40 billion for services provided to troops serving in the U.S. War on Terror throughout Central Asia and the Middle East in countries ranging from Afghanistan and Iraq to Kuwait and Uzbekistan. (Most of the contracts were implemented by KBRwhich was a subsidiary of Halliburton until 2007 when it was spun off into a separate company)

Under the Logistics Civilian Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) contract, KBR and Halliburtonoperated ten acre wide burn pits 24 hours a day on U.S. military bases throughout Iraq until the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act officially banned them. They were used to incinerate “plastics, batteries, appliances, medicine, dead animals, and even human body parts.” Government contractors, troops and Iraqi civilians allege that they were exposed to toxic carcinogens and chemicals by breathing the pit’s fumes and dust. 

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