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Is the U.S. Finally Ending the Toxic Practice of Burning Old Munitions in Open Pits?

By Daniel Ross /AlterNet By the year 2020, the U.S. is expected to have on its hands a growing stockpile of munitions nearing 1.1 million tons that are no longer considered useful to the military. As a means of disposal, these munitions, includ .... MORE

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Army Testing Confirms Mercury Still High in Lake Wisconsin: Public Meeting on July 27

In 2003, Gruber’s Grove Bay on Lake Wisconsin was placed on the federal list of Impaired Waters pursuant to the Clean Water Act.  Despite two previous dredging actions, the bay remains one of the most highly contaminated sediment sites in the  .... MORE