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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


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Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - OH: Toxics

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new analysis is shedding light on a little-known source of toxic air pollution. Industrial boilers are the on-site power plants used by major industrial operations. They are believed to be contributing to the deaths of thousands of people across the country and in Ohio. A repo

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The oil and gas industry is anticipating a boom in natural gas and possibly oil production in Ohio, but a new report finds the state could lose out on a half-billion tax dollars that could help offset drilling-related costs. According to research by Policy Matters Ohio, if the state

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Recently, an elderly couple died in their home near Cincinnati from carbon monoxide poisoning. Experts often refer to it as "the silent killer." Carbon monoxide or CO, its chemical symbol, is impossible to see or smell, but inhaling it can be deadly. In the winter months, CO is espe

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohio moms are among those nationwide who say it's time to cross the finish line on protecting Americans from mercury pollution. President Obama will soon finalize the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics rule, which would require power-plant owners to cu

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio families are surrounded every day by products, ranging from cleaning supplies to toys, that contain dangerous chemicals. But some say current policies have failed to control common chemicals linked to serious health problems, including autism, cancer, infertility. Congress i

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohio shoppers were taken by surprise this weekend by a "flash action" taking aim at Walmart's recycling policies. A group of activists unexpectedly broke out into a song-and-dance routine inside the electronics section of the Walmart at Cleveland's Steelyard Commons shopping ce

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A nutrient crisis is creating a "feast or famine" situation in Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes, according to a new report. Too little food is making fish starve in Lake Huron's offshore waters, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) report says, while too much food is causing a

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The programs that ensure clean water and protect Lake Erie are under assault on Capitol Hill, according to conservation groups. Legislation that covers U.S. House Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) spending could come up for a vote as early as this week.

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