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EPA blamed for delaying asbestos study in Montana

(AP)—Internal investigators have faulted the Environmental Protection Agency over years of delays in completing health studies needed to guide the cleanup of a Montana mining town where hundreds of people have died from ...

dateApr 18, 2013 in Environment
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US tightens standards for soot pollution (Update)

(AP)—The Obama administration on Friday imposed a new air quality standard that reduces by 20 percent the maximum amount of soot released into the air from smokestacks, diesel trucks and other sources of pollution in its ...

dateDec 14, 2012 in Environment
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Two-thirds of China's cities fail on air standards

(AP) -- Two-thirds of China's cities currently fail to meet stricter air quality standards that the government wants to phase in over four years to combat notoriously smoggy skies, a senior Chinese environmental official ...

dateMar 02, 2012 in Environment
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