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Imerys Talc America mine declares bankruptcy over J & J Baby Powder asbestos lawsuits

Talc Ludlow, VT: The “world’s leading talc producer”, Imerys Talc America, will continue to mine premium talc at its Vermont mines as bankruptcy proceeds due to mesothelioma lawsuit losses. talc and fragrance. Photo by Stanley Brick (c) 2019. Imerys Talc and pharma giant Johnson and Johnson of New Brunswick, NJ were ordered to pay $117 million in damages after a jury found their popular baby powder product contained asbestos that caused cancer. Plaintiff convinced a jury that mesothelioma developed after…
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e-cigarette Disaster Middle High School Users Surge! Progress Erased: Youth Tobacco Use Increases

Increased from 20 percent in 2017 to 28 percent in 2018 among current high school million middle and high school students used tobacco products in 2018. “The skyrocketing growth of young people’s e-cigarette use over the past year threatens to erase progress made in reducing youth tobacco use. It’s putting a new generation at risk for nicotine addiction,” said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, “Despite this troubling trend, we know what works and we must continue to use proven strategies…
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CO poisoning is entirely preventable

CDC reports - The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. People who are sleeping or who have been drinking alcohol can die from CO poisoning before ever having symptoms. CO poisoning is entirely preventable. Protect yourself and your family by learning the symptoms of CO poisoning and how to prevent it. CO Poisoning Prevention Tips Change the batteries in your CO detector every six months. If you don’t have a…
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Man Made & Natural Disasters

Mass Gas Disaster 80+ Homes Explode, NJ Workers Back Home

Newark, NJ: PSE&G gas crews return to New Jersey after assisting Columbia Gas of Massachusetts since September in restoring service to residents affected by fires fueled by natural gas. In total, PSE&G workers made 4,380 premises visits, conducted 1,498 gas inspections and 102 environmental inspections, relocated meters in 340 buildings, installed 564 appliances and made 395 repairs to customer piping.
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SNOWGATE beats BRIDGEGATE by Millions. – Complete Failure to Manage & Maintain Roads Gridlocks NJ for First Snow and Ice Storm. State Police Aid Over 2,066 Motorists, 1076 Accidents

Winter Opener State of Emergency as several inches of snow falls on the Garden State. Trenton, NJ: The first snowfall of 2018 strands thousands in autos and buses as slick untreated roads cause gridlock and motor vehicle accidents. Commuters report 1 per hour travel in slippery snow and slush.
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Man Made & Natural Disasters

NATION – 63+ Dead as California Inferno Wildfires Burn Homes, Late Evacuee’s in Autos.

2018 has been one of the most destructive wildfire seasons on record in California, with a total of 7,579 fires burning an area of 1,667,855 acres. CA Governor Brown Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration Devastation in Paradise, California, from the Camp Fire which burned through most of the town, destroying 7,600 structures since it began Novermber 8. It has scorched 125,000 acres and is currently 30% contained. MATHER, CA: Nov 11, 2018 CA gov Reports –  Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today requested a Presidential…
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NATION – Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy at Bar in Thousand Oaks, California

Washington, DC: - As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated in Thousand Oaks, California, on November 7, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and…
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NATION – Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval…
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On the Sixth Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver Announce Major Changes to Superstorm Sandy Recovery Housing Programs

Additional Funding to RREM and LMI Homeowner Rebuilding Program and Changes to Recoupment Policy Will Help Sandy-Impacted Homeowners Still Recovering from the Storm UNION BEACH – Governor Phil Murphy and Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), today announced significant changes to the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation, and Mitigation (RREM) Program and the Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) Homeowner Rebuilding Program, the two main housing recovery programs for homeowners impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The changes will enable…
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NATION – Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval…
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WATER DISASTERS – City Of Newark To Provide Water Filters To Residents With Lead Service Lines

TRENTON – New Jersey state health and environmental officials are supporting the City of Newark’s decision to provide in-home tap water filters to Newark residents whose homes have lead service lines. The City is taking prompt action after receiving notice that recent tests indicate that the Newark water department’s corrosion-control treatment is no longer working effectively in some areas. The service lines are the pipes that connect residents’ homes to the City’s water lines. The City is taking quick and aggressive…
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