Undermining Communities and the Environment

September 4, 2007 • Bank Information Center, Center for Science in Public Participation, EARTHWORKS, Oxfam Intl, WWF

Fish Testing Reveals High Mercury Levels in World Horse Reservoir

December 13, 2006

Dec 13, Reno, NV - Public health, sportsmen, native, and conservation organizations are calling on the State Division of Health to investigate the need for fish consumption advisories for mercury in Wild Horse Reservoir and other reservoirs, lakes and streams in northern Nevada.

Recent analysis by the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) of several fish samples collected from Wild Horse Reservoir found mercury concentrations at levels that present a public health risk, particularly to children and pregnant women. Mercury is a powerful neurotoxin which can cause developmental problems such as delayed onset of walking, talking and delays and deficits in learning.

New Scientific Research Reveals Widespread Failure to Keep Mines from Polluting Water

December 7, 2006

Dec 7, Washington, DC -- New scientific research unveiled today finds that faulty water quality predictions, mitigation measures and regulatory failures result in the approval of mines that create significant water pollution problems. Despite assurances from government regulators and mine proponents that mines would not pollute clean water, researchers found that 76 percent of studied mines exceeded water quality standards, polluting rivers, and groundwater with toxic contaminants, such as lead, mercury, arsenic and cyanide, and exposing taxpayers to huge cleanup liabilities. The release was issued by the Washington, DC-based conservation group EARTHWORKS and conservation groups in as many as ten western states affected by mining.

Hydrogen Sulfide, Oil and Gas, and People’s Health

August 23, 2006 • Lana Skrtic

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Summary of Recent Incidents Involving the Release of Oil and Gas Chemicals and Waste in Colorado

June 28, 2006 • Lisa Sumi

Pit Pollution

January 11, 2006 • Lisa Sumi

This document provides information on pollution from oil and gas waste pits, statistics from New Mexico, and alternatives methods of storing and disposing wastes.

Overview of Oil and Gas Field Chemicals and Monitoring

November 22, 2005 • Wilma Subra

Presentation at the 2005 People’s Oil and Gas Summit: Toxics in Our Communities

Overview of Oil and Gas Field Chemicals and Monitoring

November 22, 2005 • Wilma Subra

Presentation at the 2005 People’s Oil and Gas Summit: Toxics in Our Communities