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August 2001 Archives

Underground Tanks Leaking MTBE

MTBE Problem Widespread in California San Francisco Bay Area, CA -- August 31, 2001 -- In the San Francisco Bay Area, 251 underground tank sites are leaking the gasoline additive, MTBE, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle. The newspaper's analysis of data from the California Water Resources...

Investigation of Inhaler Maker Requested

Deaths Caused by Defective Asthma Inhalers, Group Charges WASHINGTON D.C. -- August 24, 2001 -- Seventeen people may have died as a result of defective asthma inhalers manufactured by Schering-Plough, according to Public Citizen, a consumer watchdog organization. The group asked Tommy Thompson, Secretary of Health and Human Resources, to...

Builders Must Reduce Asbestos Dust

California Air Resources Board Approves Asbestos Rules on Construction and Mining SACRAMENTO, CA -- August 10, 2001 -- The California Air Resources Board recently adopted rules to limit public exposure to asbestos-laden dust from construction sites and quarries. Under the new rules, builders and miners must significantly reduce dust emissions...