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Company plans to convert a water well into a toxic waste dump near Navajo Nation

Company plans to convert a water well into a toxic waste dump near Navajo Nation

A proposal by Enduring Resources to transform a New Mexico water well into a toxic wastewater disposal site faces opposition from local Navajo activist Mario Atencio and residents who want more transparency and tribal consultation.

Jerry Redfern reports for Capital & Main.

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As water levels drop, the risk of arsenic rises

In Colorado's famed San Luis Valley, residents who rely on well water are grappling not only with a shortage amid drought, but questionable quality of the water coming out of the ground.

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Elizabeth Township residents concerned about planned well pad near high school

Despite concerns expressed by residents and parents during six public hearings that each lasted several hours last year, township commissioners in January approved the Heracles well pad, pipeline and interconnection.

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Louisiana will receive $25M federal grant to plug orphaned oil and gas wells

Louisiana will use a $25 million grant to plug, cap and reclaim up to 900 orphaned oil and gas wells across the state in the first phase of a $4.7 billion federal program included in last year's infrastructure law.

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How extreme heat can influence mood and mental health

How extreme heat can influence mood and mental health

Extreme heat can influence mood and raise the likelihood of a more serious mental health issue. Here’s what to know.
Can fire smoke cause lung cancer?

Can fire smoke cause lung cancer?

And how does the risk compare with inhaling smoke from cigarettes?
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Can fire smoke cause lung cancer?

Some recent, limited studies published in the last few years have found correlations between people exposed to wildfire smoke and lung cancer. But none have proved causation, the scientists who performed those studies have said, and much more research is needed.

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