Pollution

"Formosa Plastics To Pay Nearly $3 Mln To Settle Air Pollution Charges"

"The U.S. subsidiary of Formosa Plastics Corporation will pay $2.85 million to settle civil charges it violated federal air pollution laws after a series of fires and explosions at its petrochemical manufacturing plant in Texas injured some of its workers, the Justice Department said on Monday."

Source: Reuters, 09/14/2021

Sheltering Inside May Not Protect You From The Dangers Of Wildfire Smoke

"When wildfire smoke descends over a city or town, as it does increasingly often for tens of millions of people in the American West, public health officials have a simple message: Go inside, shut doors and windows. Limit outdoor activities. New research shows that may not be enough to protect a person's health."

Source: NPR, 09/08/2021

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