Lead http://nhpr.org en USGS: 80,000 N.H. Residents Could Be Drinking Contaminated Water http://nhpr.org/post/usgs-80000-nh-residents-could-be-drinking-contaminated-water <p>A <a href="http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3913#.U59SSPldVyx">new study </a>from the US Geological Survey estimates that as many as 80,000 people in Southeastern New Hampshire could be drinking water from wells with unhealthy levels of contaminants.</p><p>The study finds nearly 50,000 people could be drinking elevated levels of arsenic, nearly 15,000 with manganese, and fewer than 10,000 could be consuming either high levels of uranium and lead.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:35:24 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 50323 at http://nhpr.org USGS: 80,000 N.H. Residents Could Be Drinking Contaminated Water Ghost Factories http://nhpr.org/post/ghost-factories <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: What are “ghost factories?”&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><em>-- Philip Walker, Hartford, CT</em></p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:04:00 +0000 32138 at http://nhpr.org Ghost Factories Lead: The Criminal Element http://nhpr.org/post/lead-criminal-element <P>Boing Boing Science Editor <STRONG>Maggie Koerth-Baker</STRONG> has <A href="http://boingboing.net/2013/01/03/leaded-gasoline-and-the-20th-c.html">tracked trending scientific evidence</A> that suggests leaded gasoline was the primary catalyst for national fluctuations violent crime, IQ, and ADHD.</P> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:33:15 +0000 Virginia Prescott 20171 at http://nhpr.org Lead Sinkers Bill Heads to the House http://nhpr.org/post/lead-sinkers-bill-heads-house <p>For some Granite&nbsp;Staters the loon represents the state in a very emotional way, and&nbsp;supporters of the bird were out in force on Tuesday, defending <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/SB0224.pdf">a bill </a>that would ban lead fishing gear. The&nbsp;bill was being heard by the House Fish and Game Committee, and&nbsp;attendees over-flowed&nbsp;out the door of a double capacity hearing room.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 21:37:15 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 3531 at http://nhpr.org Lead Sinkers Bill Heads to the House