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Homemade mulch cuts costs, helps protect plants

...air from reaching the roots. Pecan and walnut tree leaves, however, are not recommended because they produce a toxic chemical, known as juglone, which inhibits root growth.If you don't like the look of leaves as mulch, use them as a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-10-08/homemade-mulch-cuts-
Take opportunity to help preserve our precious landscapes

...streams provide food and habitat for local wildlife. Their tree canopies sequester carbon and cleanse our air of toxic chemicals, and their understories are home to endangered plants and animals rarely seen outside our little corner of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-05-10/take-opportunity
New Mexico group doubts WIPP repository will reopen by deadline, leaving waste stranded at Savannah River Site

...Hancock said many factors are not known about the radiological release, such as the cause, the radionuclides and toxic chemicals released, decontamination processes and measures needed to prevent future incidents."Unfortunately, more than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-24/new-mexico-group-doubts-wipp-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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