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Gardeners should plan ahead to keep animals from harming plants

...as picking up some fallen fruit and discarding it someplace else."You don't really need to trap animals, use toxic chemicals or shoot them," she said. "You can find other solutions."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2014-09-11/gardeners-should-pla
EPA: Army must move faster on old base contamination testing

...Ga. - It's been more than a month since the U.S. Army tested the air in Chad Partin's Forest Park home for toxic chemicals and known carcinogens seeping off nearby Fort Gillem, a now-closed base where Army personnel regularly dumped solvents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-28/epa-army-must-move-faster-old
Meth lab cleanup at Georgia motels lacks firm rules

...motel spends upwards of $2,000 to hire a certified contractor experienced in hazardous waste removal to clear the toxic chemicals and vapors that possibly permeate drywall, furniture, insulation and air ducts.At $36 a night, the room's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-31/meth-lab-cleanup-georgia-mot
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