Center honored for revealing chemical industry influence over science

"Toxic Clout" investigation into chemical industry wins an award from the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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"… River, N.J. …"

"… ll-market outlet. "This year-long investigation convincingly revealed how chemical industry influence and regulatory malaise create uncertainty and delay, putting pub …"

Top environment investigations from 2013

By The Center for Public Integrity

In case you missed it, here are some of our favorite environment and workers' rights investigations from 2013.

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"… s Edgar A. Poe Award, documented the largely unknown influence of the chemical industry, and revealed how sick miners' efforts to receive benefits for black …"

Cancer-cluster study seeking to debunk 'Erin Brockovich' has glaring weaknesses

By David Heath

An often-cited study finds no cancer cluster in Hinkley, Calif. But it fails to focus on people who drank poisoned water.

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"… nking chromium causes cancer — but it faces powerful opposition from the chemical industry in making its ruling official. At stake is whether regulators will set str …"

"… to the American Council on Science and Health, which gets funding from the chemical industry, Morgan is featured on the group’s website, He claims th …"

EPA adds safeguards to spotlight conflicts on scientific panels

By David Heath and Ronnie Greene

The Environmental Protection Agency announced new steps Friday to help reveal potential conflicts of interest in scientific review panels.

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"… ent chromium example was the major impetus for this revision,” he said. Hexavalent chromium, best known as the toxic chemical compound from the hit film Erin Brockovi …"

Praise from MIT for Center and PBS collaboration on post-Erin Brockovich Hinkley, Calif.

Knight Science Journalism at MIT commends Center and PBS for reporting on toxic cleanup in California

Tackling the powerful chemical industry

By Bill Buzenberg

Investigation pushes EPA to change policies

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"… t investigation, Toxic Clout, including the latest report this week on how chemical industry scientists are able to stall action on a known carcinogen. Or, watch the e …"

"… by waiting for new studies paid for by the American Chemistry Council, the chemical industry’s main trade group and lobbyist. And, some of the same industry-paid sci …"

How industry scientists stalled action on carcinogen

By David Heath

Tens of millions of Americans drink tap water tainted with chromium. But industry pushback has made it hard for the EPA to regulate.

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"… th and hundreds of others who had lived near the Hinkley pumping station. David Michaels, an epidemiologist who now heads OSHA, has written extensively about this …"

Toxic clout: how Washington works (badly)

By Bill Buzenberg

How Washington works (badly)

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"… r and consumer products that can cause cancer and other illnesses. But the chemical industry's sway over science and policy is extremely powerful. Much like the clout …"

"… s called Toxic Clout, The Center for Public Integrity is exploring how the chemical industry operates behind the scenes. We want to shed light on how a cancer-causing …"

EPA unaware of industry ties on cancer review panel

By David Heath and Ronnie Greene

An EPA panel appointed to study hexavalent chromium included scientists who had consulted for industry in lawsuits.

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"… stricter drinking-water standards to prevent new cancers and deaths. The chemical industry’s trade association and chief lobbyist, the American Chemistry Council, …"

"… ive Reform, a think tank that recently published a report on the chemical industry’s influence. Those members served on the EPA’s toxic-chemical-assessm …"

"… very one of industry’s concerns,” said law professor Steinzor. “The chemical industry has made IRIS its leading target, one of its leading targets, for spoil in …"

Many private wells across U.S. are contaminated with arsenic and other elements

By Marla Cone

Throughout the nation, metals and other elements are tainting private drinking water wells at concentrations that pose a health concern

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"… Grande, according to the new study’s maps. Others are found in Illinois, Ohio, south Florida and New Jersey.“Arsenic is definitely a national problem …"