E.P.A. Staff Objected to Agency’s New Rules on Asbestos Use, Internal Emails Show
August 10, 2018The clash over the proposal exposes the tensions within the E.P.A. over the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back environmental regulations.
Asbestos in a Crayon, Benzene in a Marker: A School Supply Study’s Toxic Results
August 8, 2018A public interest group tested 27 back-to-school products and found dangerous chemicals in four of them.
Displaced by Pipe Blast Contamination, Residents Seek Answers
July 22, 2018Three days after a steam pipe burst in the Flatiron district, spewing asbestos, residents flocked to a makeshift information center on East 15th Street.
Flatiron District Fears Contamination After Steam Pipe Explosion
July 20, 2018Con Edison said cleanup from the asbestos plume was underway, but did not give a timetable for when residents and business owners could return.
How Dangerous Is Asbestos From the Steam Pipe Explosion in New York?
July 20, 2018While long-term exposure to the substance is dangerous, medical experts say that the short-term health risks are small, though cleanup is important.
Asbestos Confirmed in Steam Pipe That Exploded in Manhattan
July 19, 2018City officials confirmed the Con Ed pipe was lined with asbestos. They warned people caught in debris to bag their clothes and take showers. A neighborhood cleanup could last days.
A Spy’s Tale: The TV Prankster Who Says He Became a Double Agent
April 27, 2018Robert Moore posed as a documentary filmmaker to monitor activists for a K2 Intelligence client. He contends he switched sides. Now he’s being sued. His unusual case offers a peek into a growing industry.
The E.P.A.’s Top 10 Toxic Threats, and Industry’s Pushback
October 21, 2017The Environmental Protection Agency published toxic chemicals it will evaluate first under a new law. Here is a look at those chemicals, how they are used and the health threats.
Federal Investigators Search for Cause of Deadly Hoboken Train Crash
September 30, 2016Safety concerns at the site have posed a challenge to investigators, allowing few answers to emerge about why the train careened into a wall at Hoboken Terminal.
Clouds of Dust Hang Over Arkansas Program to Fight Blight
August 13, 2016After cost-squeezing, what was envisioned as a prisoner rehabilitation program became a municipal project on the cheap, possibly exposing participants to asbestos.