Campus Life / Education / Health / Science

School officials, EPA trade blame on school mercury response

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas officials insist they followed federal guidance when they quarantined more than a thousand middle school students overnight over the discovery of several drops of mercury, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that no such standards exist. EPA workers help during spills of the neurotoxin, a fairly frequent … Continue reading

National / Politics / U.S. News

New Mexico official: EPA kept water data secret after spill

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A New Mexico official says federal regulators refused to share water quality data for weeks following a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine that fouled rivers across the Southwest. Ryan Flynn, New Mexico Environment and Natural Resources secretary, said the move by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency aimed to … Continue reading