Monsanto hits out on claims
- Landfill Equipment and Operating Procedures. Walsh, Patrick; O'Leary, Philip // Waste Age;Sep2002, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p52
Provides information about municipal solid waste landfills in the U.S. Requirement for the landfills to have a program to detect and exclude hazardous waste and polychlorinated byphenyls; Identification of unacceptable wastes in conducting a visual inspection; Control of public access to...
- Living on Poisoned Ground. Hewitt, Bill; Trischitta, Linda; Morrissey, Siobhan // People;3/25/2002, Vol. 57 Issue 11, p60
Discusses the pollution of Anniston, Alabama, caused by the Monsanto plant that spewed PCBs into local waterways and landfills. Decision by a jury that Monsanto be held liable for the damage it has caused to some residents; Anticipation of several thousand plaintiffs who will testify about...
- In Anniston's Wake: One city's trail of PCBs leads to a precautionary tale. Davis, Devra // Orion Magazine;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p72
This article focuses on the impact of polychlorinated-biphenyl (PBC) on the health of the residents, who claimed to have been exposed to discharges from a PBC manufacturing plant, in Anniston, Alabama. Evaluation done by Allen Silverstone, a professor of immunology and microbiology, on the...
- Salmon sources. // Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine;Jul2004, Issue 261, p22
Reveals that farmed salmon contain significantly higher levels of toxic chemicals than wild salmon, according to a study published in the January 8, 2004 issue of the journal "Science." Potentially dangerous levels of chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls and dioxins seen in farmed fish.
- enforcement corner. Smith, Laura // ENHESA Flash;Sep2010, Issue 55, p22
The article offers information on Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) regulatory activity. It notes that regional authorities in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany, shut down a waste disposal facility after finding that it contains a high concentration of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs),...
- Human Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls at Toxic Waste Sites: Investigations in the United States. Stehr-Green, Paul A.; Burse, Virlyn W.; Welty, Edith // Archives of Environmental Health;Nov/Dec88, Vol. 43 Issue 6
Focuses on the human exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls at toxic waste sites in the United States. Elevation of serum levels; Contamination of maritime food chain; Assessment of long-term potential health risk.
- State backs off threat to sue General Motors. // Hudson Valley Business Journal;6/18/2001-6/25/2001, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p34
Reports that the state of New York has backed off its threat to sue General Motors about cleaning up polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) dump sites. Violation of state and federal environmental laws; PCB as a suspected human carcinogen.
- Atmospheric and riverine inputs of metals, nutrients and persistent organic pollutants into the lagoon of Venice. Bettiol, Cinzia; Collavini, Flaviano; Guerzoni, Stefano; Molinaroli, Emanuela; Rossini, Paolo; Zaggia, Luca; Zonta, Roberto // Hydrobiologia;Nov2005, Vol. 550 Issue 1-3, p151
Atmospheric deposition in the lagoon of Venice and river inputs from the watershed were collected and analysed from 1998 to 1999 using the same analytical methods. The input from riverine sources largely prevails (>70%) over that from the atmosphere for As, Cr, Fe, Mn, Ni, nitrogen and...
- Protecting our unborn children: how to measure exposure to thousands of chemicals? Tuomisto, J. // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Aug2006, Vol. 91 Issue 8, p627
The article focuses on the study on the effects of environmental contaminant exposure to fetal development. The study implies that the most important determinant of risk from these chemicals is the likelihood and level of human exposure. It has also been said that fetuses or newborns are more...