EPA declares ’emergency’ asbestos cleanup in Montana town

12.04.2015 News

For the past ten years, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been overseeing the asbestos clean-up in the small town of Libby, Montana, which has been on the EPA’s Superfund National Priorities List. On Wednesday, the Obama administration declared Libby and the immediate area a “public health emergency”. Under this state of emergency

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Typhoon makes landfall, displacing at least 16,000

12.04.2015 News

Typhoon Koppu, known additionally as Lando, made landfall in the northern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least two and displacing at least 16,000 people. The deadly storm caused a concrete wall in a home in Subic, Zambales to topple over, killing a 62-year-old woman and injuring her husband. A 14-year-old teenager was killed after being

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Wildfire in California displaces 30,000

12.03.2015 News

The recent Jesusita Fire in Santa Barbara County, California, has burned more than 8,600 acres of land over the last four days. Over 75 homes were destroyed, and more than 30,500 residents were evacuated. Another 23,000 are on standby to leave immediately when the notice comes down. Approximately 3,500 homes along with 100 businesses are

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