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  • High court weeds out pesticides

    Under the Clean Water Act, aquatic pesticides can no longer be used in public waterways without a federal permit.

  • EPA reins in ranchers

    In Oregon, the EPA fines 10 ranchers for letting their cows' manure pollute streams and rivers.

  • Something is polluting the water

    The Washington state health department bans shellfish harvesting in Dungeness Bay, where the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe has fished for years, because the water is polluted with fecal coliform bacteria from an unknown source.

  • Who'll clean up a mining mess?

    Recent studies show that contamination from Idaho's Bunker Hill Superfund Site has spread throughout the entire Coeur d'Alene River Basin, and some say the Superfund cleanup effort now winding down has not helped at all.

  • A leaky mine must get in line

    Idaho's Grouse Creek Mine was once hailed as environmentally friendly, but now the mine is closed, and environmentalists fear the company's plans for draining a leaking tailings pond may harm fish in the Salmon River.

  • A barbed tragedy is lodged in Libby

    The writer describes her thoughts as she witnessed the closing arguments of an asbestosis case in Libby, Montana.

  • 'Grace is going to have to own up'

    Don Judge of the Montana State AFL-CIO says W.R. Grace is culpable in the tragedy of asbestos poisoning.

  • 'It's like sacking feather'

    Former mine worker Lester Skramstad, who is dying of asbestos-caused disease, recalls how he and co-workers worked casually with asbestos, unaware of the danger.

  • Who knew what, and when?

    Mine owner W.R. Grace says it's always been frank about the dangers of asbestos, but former workers and union leaders disagree, pointing to damning company memos.

  • Libby's dark secret

    Asbestos-laced dust from a vermiculite mine near Libby, Mont., has caused illness and death among locals for decades, but it is only recently that the media - and victims - have called W.R. Grace & Co. to account.

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