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Drinking water and PFAS research being conducted at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Center For Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response in Cincinnati. (Joshua A. Bickel / AP)
Article March 20, 2024

The Toxic Chemicals Hiding in Our Homes, and How We Can Reduce Them

The Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA, can help protect us from harmful chemicals. But first, the government must fully enforce it.

A sign warns visitors from a contaminated stream in Fort Edward, N.Y. Trichloroethylene (TCE) was dumped by a nearby factory into the ground. The toxic chemical subsequently entered the underground soil and water aquifers in a plume area underneath homes in the neighborhood. (Robert Nickelsberg / Getty Images)
feature February 28, 2024

What you should know about trichloroethylene

The carcinogenic chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) has contaminated drinking water for decades and been linked to cancer clusters across the country.

Linda Robles, founder of Environmental Justice Task Force, poses for a portrait in her home in Tucson, Ariz. (Mamta Popat for Earthjustice)
Article February 9, 2024

Her Family Moved to Escape This Deadly Chemical – But It Followed

The Biden administration may soon be finalizing a ban on trichloroethylene. Here’s what it is, who is at risk, and one family’s story after being exposed

Black plume rises over East Palestine, Ohio, as a result of a controlled detonation of a portion of the derailed Norfolk Southern train, Feb. 6, 2023. If the fossil fuel industry gets its way, many more trains will pass through the region soon, adding to a slew of environmental threats posed by the industry’s plans for the Ohio River Valley.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Article February 2, 2024

Putting a Lid on Plastics Production in the Ohio River Valley

Residents are challenging industry’s petrochemicals push into the region, and Earthjustice’s legal strategy has helped them notch an early win.

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Press Release October 23, 2023

Earthjustice Applauds EPA’s Proposed Ban on Widely Used, Cancer Causing Chemical

Trichlorethylene (TCE) is a toxic chemical that is associated with cancer outbreaks and other severe harms in communities across the country

Press Release December 11, 2014

Obama Administration Rule Incorporates First-Ever Environmental Justice Analysis

Rule makes history on process but protections from hazardous waste fall short

Since 1982, hazardous waste recycling has polluted more than 200 sites, including many on the Superfund National Priority List.
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Press Release June 26, 2014

Public Interest Groups Call on Obama to Cease Delays and Finalize Hazardous Waste Requirements

A large coalition of environmental justice, public health and green organizations in a letter Thursday called on President Obama to fulfill a consent decree by finalizing a proposed rule that would strengthen safeguards governing billions of pounds of hazardous waste that were excluded from regulation in 2008. “The undersigned individuals and organizations … are committed to…

Article July 23, 2009

Cancer Victim Condemns Hazardous Waste Racism

EPA says it will consider impact of Bush rule on low-income communities

Press Release July 2, 2007

EPA Loophole Allows Unchecked Cancer-Causing Pollution

Industrial solvent cleaners release tons of carcinogenic air pollution as federal agency continues to allow them a pass

Press Release October 5, 2005

Court Signs Order, Guarantees Overdue Safeguards Against Toxic Air Releases

Decree ends legal dispute seeking EPA compliance with federal law