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Claim Independence from Toxics in Dollar Stores!

Join the Campaign for Healthier Solutions (CHS) with Los Jardines-Institute, Tejas Barrios, Lideras Campesinas, People Concerned About Chemical Safety, and Jennifer Beals. Sign the petition: http://chn.ge/1IrawaT Ask Family Dollar, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, and 99 Cents Only Stores to phase … Continue reading

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Roadmap Planning Team Meeting #4

MEETING #4 – February 20, 2015 (completed) Chemical Release Prevention Program – Roadmap Planning Team These videos can also be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxaGPA3Ox43Y_XyCUG2WQ6ooO6axMfPVX. The next meeting of the Chemical Release Prevention Program Roadmap Planning Team will be Friday, March 20, … Continue reading

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‘Unintended consequences’: Why West Virginia’s landmark chemical tank safety legislation matters

Commercial Photography Services of West Virginia August 28, 2014 Sustained Outrage blog post by Ken Ward Jr. The pressure continues to build on Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to call a special session so West Virginia can walk back the landmark … Continue reading

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Valve failure causes explosion, leak at Nitro facility

by David Gutman, Staff writer and Ken Ward Jr. Valves failed Wednesday on two chemical storage tanks at a Nitro industrial waste-handling facility, causing an explosion and an oil leak that was contained within the operation’s spill-collection system, officials said. … Continue reading

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WOMEN GATHER TO DISCUSS CONCERNS FROM THE ELK RIVER CHEMICAL SPILL Over the next two weeks, the Women and Water Campaign will host two “Women and Water Listening Sessions.”  These sessions, happening on the heels of the WV Testing Assessment … Continue reading

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Sen. Manchin’s chemical bill: What about federal ‘overreach’ that blocks tough safety rules?

August 14, 2013 by Ken Ward Jr. Charleston Gazette – Sustained Outrage blog We’ve written before (see here. here and here) about legislation crafted in part by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to finally rewrite the nation’s toxic chemical safety law. Well, it turns … Continue reading

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