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Letter: Forcing employees to breath toxic chemicals

There was a time when some American workers were forced to breathe toxic chemicals. These chemicals caused 2.5 million deaths over a 50-year period. During that same time, 100,000 babies died due to exposure...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-08/letter-forcing-employees-breath-toxic
Letters
Empire Editorial: Whatever you do, don't gnaw on these toys

...loud for young, developing ears.The report highlighted the continued presence of lead in toys, as well as other toxic chemicals such as phthalates, antimony and cadmium. It's widely known that lead is harmful to the human body; exposure...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-19/empire-editorial-whatever-you-do-dont
Opinion
Legislative roundup for Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

...of conception through the first years of development, they are especially vulnerable to the effects of exposure to toxic chemicals," Olson said in a statement.Some furniture and baby product manufacturers integrate Tris flame retardants into...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-09/legislative-roundup-sunday-feb-9-2014
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Applying environmental protection where it matters

...Pebble Mine, there will be more than just significant acreage and miles of streams destroyed. Mining will require toxic chemicals for processing the ore, which could significantly upset the food chain from insects to fish to the human population...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-27/my-turn-applying-environmental-protec
Opinion
My Turn: Fracking: Poster child for the corporate welfare state

...a bubble financing Ponzi scheme. And we haven't even gotten into the poisoning of groundwater from injection of toxic chemicals into geologically unstable areas.At every step of the way, the state steps in to subsidize the operating costs...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-30/my-turn-fracking-poster-child-corpora
Opinion
Alaska tops EPA's list for toxic chemical releases

...state with the greatest volume of toxic chemicals being released into the environment...more than 481 million pounds of toxic chemicals in 2002. That made it the state's...The EPA classifies these as toxic chemicals. They are considered released...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062504/sta_chemicals.shtml
News
My Turn: Don't worry: Alaska's still safe

...that over 500 million pounds of toxic chemicals are being released to the environment...list of the estimated weight of toxic chemicals that have been "released" to...million pounds of "released" toxic chemicals, 99 percent is from Alaska's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062304/opi_myturn.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...that frequents Juneau dumped toxic chemicals into San Francisco Bay, according...that frequents Juneau dumped toxic chemicals into San Francisco Bay, according...that frequents Juneau dumped toxic chemicals into San Francisco Bay, according...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072000/Loc_feds.shtml
Alaska at top of nat'l list of toxic producers

Alaska again led the nation in release of toxic chemicals as measured by weight, with Greens Creek Mine listed No. 7 in the country by federal regulators in a report covering 2005. The...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032307/sta_20070323018.shtml
News
Feds look into allegation of cruise ship dumping

Federal prosecutors are looking into an allegation that a Celebrity Cruises ship that frequents Juneau dumped toxic chemicals into San Francisco Bay, according to sources familiar with the case. The owners of the cruise line think prosecutors...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072000/Loc_feds.html
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