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Scientist questions report ranking Savannah River third most toxic in America

...nation for the highest amount of toxic chemicals dumped into its waters, according...more than 5 million pounds of toxic chemicals into the Savannah River. The...more than 4 million pounds of toxic chemicals into the middle Savannah River...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-27/report-ranking-savannah-rive
Crews put out chemical fire at Mullins Crossing

...trailer.More than three hours after the fire started, firefighters in HazMat suits opened the trailer and the fire was extinguished. No one was injured. Kuhlmann said the company hired a crew to handle clean-up of the toxic chemicals.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-01/crews-put-out-chemical
Groomers turn dogs into art canvases

...and oxidizing dyes on pets, Brown said. Neither should be used on animal skin, which is much more susceptible to toxic chemicals than human skin, she said.Creative grooming can be fun, but it is cosmetic only. If there is any danger, like...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-02/groomers-turn-dogs-art-can
NTSB: Oil train crash risks 'major loss of life'

...freight railroad, told The Associated Press the railroad industry already plans to begin treating crude oil like a toxic chemical and carefully plan out the safest routes possible using existing federal rules for the most hazardous chemicals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-23/ntsb-oil-train-crash-risks
Some parents still insist Terrace Manor Elementary is making kids sick

...nationally recognized practices for indoor air quality.As parents pummeled him with fears about staffers inhaling toxic chemicals, he insisted the school has less asbestos than the average home. "I want to find something, trust me," Hartz...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-11-27/some-parents-still-insist
Toxic releases declined in 2011, EPA study shows

...affect production.From a national perspective, total toxic air releases in 2011 dropped by 8 percent while total toxic chemical releases increased for the second consecutive year, according to the inventory, which was released on Jan. 16...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-01-23/toxic-releases-declined-2011-
Stand up for a smoke-free campus

...to secondhand smoke." In addition, the surgeon general's report also found that levels of cancer-causing and toxic chemicals are higher in secondhand smoke and, even more, that breathing in secondhand smoke increases the risk of developing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-03-18/stand-smoke-free
New methods blamed for rise of Aiken County meth labs

...the meth in the U.S., according to The Meth Project. The rest come from "superlabs" outside of the country.Toxic chemicals found in household items such as batteries, cold medication, fertilizer, lye, matches, drain cleaner and brake...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-09-23/new-methods-blamed-ris
When meth houses become homes, tenants are at risk

...who charges $10 per square foot for a cleaning.If a house isn't properly cleaned, residents can be exposed to toxic chemicals through touching or breathing contaminated dust particles, according to the Georgia Department of Community Health...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-12-19/meth-producing-chemicals-left
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Augusta woman works to reduce usage of bottled water at Wake Forest

...bottled water and refilling the bottle."They're designed to be used one time, and after that they start to leak toxic chemicals," she said.The hydration stations are designed to fit on top of water fountains."They have filters in them...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2011-04-06/augusta-woman-wo
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