Firefighters Battle Machine Shed Fire Near Anthon, Iowa

State should thoroughly investigate proposal for Seneca Lake gas storage facility – Opinion – The Buffalo News

Don Armstrong with the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office. No injuries have been reported. Armstrong said at least one tractor and several hay bales were inside of the machine shed.
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Meet Nanosilver—The Tiny Pesticides In Your Food Products

Recent studies also show that nanosilver has the potential to harm and stress cells in ways that include causing damage to DNA . Among the concerns raised by the growing use of nanosilver as antimicrobial agents in consumer products, explains Center for Food Safetys Senior Policy Analyst Jaydee Hanson, is that it, like other antibacterial ingredients , may lead to bacteria becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Despite the many gaps in understanding the environmental and human health impacts of nanomaterials, the EPA has already granted whats called conditional approval to some nanosilver products, saying the silver released will not cause unreasonable adverse effects. This brings us back to EPA oversight and approval. So far, the EPA has only reviewed the few nanosilver products that manufacturers have submitted to the agency for registration as pesticides. Under the law, manufacturers must have EPA approval to make claims about a products germ-killing ability. The agency has enforced this law, taking a number of nanosilver products off the market, as it did earlier this year with some sold widely by retailers that included Amazon, Pathway, Sears, and Walmart.
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PennDOT will not need to take property or additional right-of-way along the pike to make the requested turn-lane extension, Hammond noted. Prior to the boroughs formal hearing, the Wawa expansion plan was reviewed by the Chester Heights Planning Commission and the Delaware County Planning Department, with both advisory bodies recommending plan approval. According to Wawa Attorney Joseph Damico, 29 nearby residents were directly notified of the Wawa plan and no objections were raised. Of the three residents who attended the hearing, only Wawa neighbor Robert Benz asked questions and expressing concerns over storm water runoff and potential traffic problems on Baltimore Pike.
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Wawa garners approval for Red Roof expansion – Media Town Talk – Delco News Network

Just as with hydrofracking, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has been biding his time on a decision. In banning fracking, Cuomo relied on a lengthy investigation by the state Health Department that determined the risks were too great. He made the right choice.
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