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EPA Announces $115 Million Cleanup For San Jacinto Waste Pits

Posted on · The announcement comes two weeks after the federal agency said an unknown amount of dioxins — which have been linked to birth defects and cancer — may have washed downriver from the San Jacinto Waste Pits after floodwaters jarred loose a protective cap of fabric and rock designed to keep them from spreading.

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Possible Toxic Spill In Pasadena, And Defining ‘Affordable’ Health Care: The Good, Bad And Ugly Of The News

Posted on · From a call for more EPA presence in Pasadena, to a disconnect between consumers and lawmakers over the definition of affordable health care — our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week’s news.