Earthbytes: In New Film, Gulf Residents talk about persistent impacts of oil spill

Reports and stories about unresolved human and environmental health problems in the Gulf of Mexico continue to find their way to the surface of the daily news rush. Now Robert Redford announces a new film that documents the collective trauma that persists following the BP oil disaster. Read more and see video trailer, related article links:

via Earthbytes: In New Film, Gulf Residents talk about persistent impacts of oil spill.

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EPA chief has no plans to regulate farm runoff | The Des Moines Register | DesMoinesRegister.com

“I am ruling out the need for us to move directly to a regulatory mechanism when we have folks stepping up and are willing to do the conservation measures,” she told reporters after the visits.

Jackson has been under fire for months from Republicans and agribusiness interests over environmental agency actions or rumors that the agency was going to issue regulations on a range of issues, including dust and pesticides as well as water pollution.

via EPA chief has no plans to regulate farm runoff | The Des Moines Register | DesMoinesRegister.com.

TDEC Enters Into Agreement to Begin Remediating Mercury-Contaminated Bridges in Wayne County | TN.gov Newsroom

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Wayne County and Occidental Chemical Corporation to assess and remove or contain mercury at specific bridges in Wayne County believed to be constructed of former mercury cell parts. The MOU outlines an initial path forward, focusing on the first three bridges to be remediated, as well as parts located at the Wayne County Highway Department yard. Glenn Springs Holdings, Inc., an affiliate of Occidental Chemical Corporation, will be responsible for implementing the MOU.

via TDEC Enters Into Agreement to Begin Remediating Mercury-Contaminated Bridges in Wayne County | TN.gov Newsroom.