soil pollution

Food Companies Show Concern About Farm Runoff

Sep 18, 2015
Abby Wendle / Harvest Public Media

From Harvest Public Media:

The federal health reform law known as the Affordable Care Act prevents insurers from considering pre-existing health conditions when setting premiums for consumers. But they are able to consider age, location and tobacco use.

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Pantex is the nation’s only plant for assembling and disassembling nuclear weapons.  The plant was added to the national Superfund cleanup list because of past site practices of burning chemicals in unlined pits, burying waste in unlined landfills, and discharging waste into on-site surface waters known as playa lakes in 1994.  The first five year review of the site was recently completed, and it appears efforts to clean up soil and groundwater contamination have been effective according to The San Jose Mercury News.