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American Airlines’ new plane disinfectant works for a full week, but doesn’t stop the main way COVID-19 spreads

The Environmental Protection Agency issued an emergency authorization for American Airlines to use a new anti-microbial product to protect against COVID-19 on aircraft surfaces. The new product is effective for up to seven days, making it the longest-lasting surface protection approved by the EPA. While ‘SurfaceWise2’ protects against surface transmission, […]
American Airlines’ new plane disinfectant works for a full week, but doesn’t stop the main way COVID-19 spreads
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Vintage EPA photos reveal what US waterways looked like before pollution was regulated

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created in 1970. One of its objectives was to regulate pollution in America’s waterways. Following its founding, the EPA dispatched photographers to catalogue the state of the country’s pollution. Those photographs reveal polluted rivers and garbage-choked coastlines. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Vintage EPA photos reveal what US waterways looked like before pollution was regulated
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Dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ have been found in US drinking water at alarmingly high rates — here’s what to know about PFAS

A class of industrially produced chemicals called PFAS are found in many products, including cosmetics, fire-retardant foams, and food packaging. Almost everyone in the industrialized world has some of these so-called “forever chemicals” in their blood. Scientific evidence suggests they could be linked with cancer and other serious health issues. […]
Dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ have been found in US drinking water at alarmingly high rates — here’s what to know about PFAS
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US EPA chief Scott Pruitt sent a bizarre, unapologetic resignation letter to Trump

The embattled, and now former, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt delivered a resignation letter that was both unapologetic and clear about one thing: he served President Donald Trump. Trump announced Pruitt’s departure on Thursday, after months of scandal surrounding Pruitt’s behaviour at the environmental agency. In his resignation letter, Pruitt made […]
US EPA chief Scott Pruitt sent a bizarre, unapologetic resignation letter to Trump
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns amid scandal

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that his embattled Environmental Protection Agency chief, Scott Pruitt, had resigned. Pruitt has for months faced increasing pressure to resign amid numerous reports about his ethically questionable leadership of the agency. Pruitt joins a long list of senior officials who have either been fired […]
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns amid scandal
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Democrats want an investigation into Scott Pruitt’s ‘secret calendars’

Democrats have asked the EPA’s inspector general to investigate Scott Pruitt’s office for creating “secret calendars” that allegedly concealed events and meetings. The lawmakers want to probe whether the scrubbing of information from calendars violated federal records-keeping laws. WASHINGTON – Democratic lawmakers are pushing the inspector general’s office to investigate […]
Democrats want an investigation into Scott Pruitt’s ‘secret calendars’