Groundwater

TEPCO said water samples collected from a well on Thursday contained 400,000 becquerels per litre of beta-ray emitting substances, the highest reading since the nuclear accident was triggered in March 2011. Read more...
Fukushima Leak: Japan 'Working To Prevent Serious Or Fatal Accident'
Japan's nuclear agency dramatically raises status after saying a day earlier that radioactive water leak was only an 'anomaly.' Read more...
Ohio Environmental Regulator Says Resignation Forced By Coal Industry
The water division chief claims Republican Governor John Kasich ordered his resignation. Read more...
California's Fracking Regulatory Bill: Less Than Zero
"Telling someone when you're going to frack, where you're going to frack and what chemicals you will use, is like a murderer telling you he's going to shoot you on your front porch at noon tomorrow using an AK-47." "At the end of the day, you're still dead." Read more...
A recently published study by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington found elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in groundwater near natural gas fracking sites in Texas’ Barnett Shale. Read more...

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Aug 7-9: Three Days Of Action To Shut Down ALEC In Chicago
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will be meeting in Chicago on August 7-9 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. ALEC connects corporate lobbyists with legislators behind closed doors to write "model legislation". This Legislation is then put on the floor of state legislatures across the country, without indication that it is an ALEC model bill. Put simply, corporations are writing state laws. That type of concerted effort in favor of profit between business interests and the state is NOT acceptable. ALEC's model bills include Right to Work (for less) laws, "Ag-gag" bills which brand environmental and animal rights activists "terrorists", Arizona's racial profiling law (SB1070), Wisconsin legislature's attack on public-sector collective bargaining, and so many others. Read more...
Ed Schultz spoke to "GasLand" director Josh Fox about his arrest this Wednesday while attempting to film a Congressional hearing on hydraulic fracturing. Read more...