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Lauded public health researcher also worked for industry, revealing entanglements of science

By David Heath

A late UC Berkeley dean pushed public health reforms — while also working for industry, revealing the deep reach of corporate science.

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"… emics who are making lots of money from industry,” said Jennifer Sass, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group. “ …"

The mess gets worse at Hanford’s nuclear site

By Rebecca LaFlure

A scientific dispute over cleanup of one of the most polluted sites in the country threatens to ensnare the Energy Department’s leaders.

Are civilian nuclear plants vulnerable to terror attacks?

By Rebecca LaFlure

A new report underscores post-9/11 concerns that U.S. nuclear facilities could be tempting targets for attacks.

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"… Europe, South Africa, and South Korea. Nuclear insecurity Edwin Lyman, a senior scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists, said that civilian research center …"

Lautenberg chemical bill drawing skepticism

By Sam Pearson

A much-heralded bill to reform chemical safety is stirring concern among some state officials and environmental groups.

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"… r, the department’s deputy director for legislation. Richard Denison, a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, said the bill could override the requir …"

'Chemicals of Concern' list still wrapped in OMB red tape

By Jim Morris

The EPA wants to release a list of 'chemicals of concern' for public comment, but the list remains locked up with the White House OMB.

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"… nd can seriously harm American innovation and jobs.” Richard Denison, a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, said publication of the list would not …"

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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"… ence at the agency,” Perciasepe said in a statement. Richard Denison, a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, has been outspoken about industry influ …"

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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"… onent, the company where Paustenbach served as vice president and its most senior scientist, was being paid by an industry group focusing attention on the blue-ribbon …"

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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"… id. Patierno himself declined requests for an interview. Jennifer Sass, a senior scientist at the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council, took notes at the meet …"

Asbestos deaths bring 16-year sentence

By Jim Morris

In a case followed around the world, two former business executives were convicted in Italy of manslaughter in 3,000 deaths

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"… disregard for human life and call it routine business,” Jennifer Sass, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, said in an email …"

'Chemicals of concern' list stuck at OMB

By Chris Hamby and Jim Morris

A proposed EPA list of 'chemicals of concern' has been under review by the White House budget office for 638 days

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"… ess of the mandated 90 days — have become routine,” Richard Denison, a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, said in a statement.When OIRA does rele …"

EPA agrees to reveal secret identities of potentially risky chemicals

By Chris Hamby

EPA reveals identities of potentially risky chemicals

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"… tiality] claims is no longer going to be allowed,” said David Andrews, a senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group, a research and advocacy group.In a sta …"

Congress ponders corn ethanol tax credit as production of plant waste ethanol lags

By Jim Morris

A 2007 federal law envisioned a bright future for cellulosic ethanol, an environment-friendly fuel made of wood chips, switch grass, corn st

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"… nual “$6 billion giveaway to the oil companies,” said Jeremy Martin, a senior scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists.The EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard …"

Brain cancer trial may influence science on toxic chemical

By Jim Morris

A McCullom Lake, Ill., plant, operated by Rohm and Haas, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical Co., is at the root of a potentially groundbreaking la

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"… umans.”In a 2005 paper, three researchers — including Jennifer Sass, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council — delivered a harsh critique …"

Weighing safety of weed killer in drinking water, EPA relies heavily on industry-backed studies

By Danielle Ivory

Agency says company's evidence 'scientifically more robust' than independent research

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"… outcome, [or] to make something look safer than it is.”Jennifer Sass, a senior scientist specializing in health issues at the Natural Resources Defense Council, ar …"

Did the FDA miss signals on a troubled heart drug?

By Jeanne Lenzer

It has been a rough eight months for the drug maker Actavis, Inc. and its powerful heart drug, Digitek. Following repeated Food and Drug Adm

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"… e group is currently analyzing the data and, according to Thomas J. Moore, senior scientist with ISMP.Other outside experts remain concerned. Jerome Hoffman, a profes …"

World wide web of pesticides can endanger consumers

By Jillian Olsen

Termites? No problem. On DoMyOwnPestControl.com, $64.99 buys a 20-ounce bottle of Termidor SC. That’s enough for anyone with a credit card

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"… rin, found in the termite and ant killer Tengard SFR, said Susan Kegley, a senior scientist for the Pesticide Action Network of North America and CEO of the Pesticide …"

Closing in on human cloning

By M. Asif Ismail and Agustín Armendariz

The federal government is funding research in primate cloning technology. Why?

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"… technology in primates was recorded in Oregon in 1997, when a team led by senior scientist Wolf produced sibling rhesus monkeys from cloned monkey embryos. The break …"