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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.


2020Talks - August 11, 2020 


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

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes face serious challenges such as invasive species, pollution and variable water levels. And as millions of dollars are being spent revitalizing the region, researchers say projects should take into account the effects of climate change. Patty Gl

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Environmental, conservation and clean water groups are concerned about the future of hundreds of projects they say are revitalizing Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes; those projects include many in Ohio. Congress is expected to vote in the next few weeks on funding for the Great L

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A pesticide commonly used on Ohio farm fields and orchards is the target of a lawsuit filed Thursday, asking for a national ban by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Chlorpyrifos, also sold as Lorsban, combats insects by causing nerve damage, but watchdog groups say it can d

WASHINGTON - More antibiotics are used in farm animals than in people in the United States, according to the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming. A growing number of experts are questioning the possible side effects, including new forms of bacteria that are antibiotic-resistant. At

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Residents and environmentalists are trying to put the brakes on a proposal from Ohio's biggest coal mining company. Murray Energy is requesting permission from the Ohio EPA to transform a stream in Belmont County into an artificial storage lake for billions of gallons of coal slurry

Washington, DC – The controversy continues over bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical which is considered toxic, yet is commonly used in plastic and metal containers, including baby bottles and soup cans. The Natural Resources Defense Council(NRDC) is now asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration t

Columbus, OH – Today's the 35th anniversary of the federal "Clean Water Act," and supporters say the law needs an anniversary gift from Congress in order to ensure protection for all Ohio waterways. Joan Mulhern with Earthjustice explains recent court decisions have chipped away at the water p

It's not a top five list Ohio wants to be on -- the "Filthy Five." A new report identifies an Ohio chlorine plant as one of five nationwide that still use mercury in their production process, making the plant the third largest source of airborne mercury pollution in the state. Report author Simon M

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