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November 21, 2019 | Feature

Stopping Toxic Cages

An unprecedented collection of government documents regarding Fort Bliss sheds light on the process that the Trump administration follows to create migrant detention centers and its disregard to human rights and public health.

November 21, 2019 | Report

Expert Report: Fort Bliss Waste Sites and Potential Human Health Impacts at Proposed Migrant Detention Center

An expert report reviewing documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests to the U.S. Army, including emails from the U.S. Army and Department of Homeland Security. The report notes notes that there were several problems with the project at Fort Bliss, including that the Army did not adequately investigate to determine what types of waste had been disposed of at the site, and more.

November 21, 2019 | Crónica

Frenando las Celdas Tóxicas

Una colección sin precedentes de documentos gubernamentales revela el proceso de la administración Trump para crear centros de detención de migrantes.

November 18, 2019 | Feature

Toxic Taps

The military is running away from its legacy of PFAS-contaminated water.

November 8, 2019 | In the News: WebMD

Ethylene Oxide Emission Plan Called ‘Weak’

Emma Cheuse, Attorney, Washington, D.C., Office: “It’s unbelievable that EPA is proposing to leave certain communities exposed to a level of cancer risk that is 2 to 3 times the level the EPA deems presumptively unacceptable.”

October 8, 2019 | Legal Document

Joint comments filed urging EPA to prohibit commercialization of 3 new PFAS chemicals

Our organizations include community groups in areas affected by PFAS contamination, a national coalition of impacted communities, and local and national organizations advocating for strengthened protections against the risks posed by existing and new PFAS chemicals. The three premanufacture notices (“PMNs”) are merely the latest examples of new PFAS submitted for EPA approval without the studies and data required to evaluate their effects on human health and the environment and therefore without the information needed to support a determination that they are unlikely to pose an unreasonable risk.

September 19, 2019 | In the News: The Intercept

EPA Allowed Companies to Make 40 New PFAS Chemicals Despite Serious Risks

Eve Gartner, Attorney, Northeast Regional Office, Earthjustice: “EPA could have used its authority in a meaningful way to stem the tide of these chemicals into commerce, the environment and human bodies. And instead it has taken tiny baby steps that have really not been protective. This is a crisis that we will be dealing with for millennia.”

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