(CBS DETROIT) – Testing done by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) over the weekend did not detect the presence of hexavalent chromium in the Huron River following the release of the chemical in the water system last week. On Saturday, Aug. 6, EGLE crews tested water from 55 different locations. READ MORE: Chalking Tires Illegal, Judge Says, But Saginaw Gets Big Break They tested water from Barton Pond, where the city of Ann Arbor gets its drinking water, upstream to Wixom. After taking 75 samples from these locations, crews found that none of them had detectable levels of either hexavalent chromium or total chromium. Over the weekend of July 30, chemicals were released into the Huron River water system from Tribar Manufacturing in Wixom. The chemical that was released is hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen that can cause negative effects to people through ingestion, skin contact, or inhalation. Of the 144 water samples collected … [Read more...] about Water Testing Shows No Detection Of Hexavalent Chromium After Spill
If you’ve been paying attention to nutrition headlines lately, you may have noticed a recent lawsuit that claimed that Skittles — the colorful candies of “taste the rainbow” fame — were “unfit for human consumption” because of the presence of a “known toxin” called titanium dioxide. The class-action lawsuit, filed July 14 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, said that Mars Inc., the maker of the candies, had “long known of the health problems” the chemical compound posed, and that it had even publicly committed in 2016 to phase the substance out of its products. Yet, according to the complaint, the candy company “flouted its own promise to consumers” and continued to sell Skittles with titanium dioxide, posing a “significant health risk to unsuspecting consumers.” But what is titanium dioxide, exactly? And should you be concerned about it in your candy — or in any other food, for that matter? Here’s what we know. What is titanium … [Read more...] about A Lawsuit Claims Skittles Are Unfit for Consumption. Experts Weigh In.
At least one senior Cuban government official has expressed frustration over the lack of support offered by the United States to help extinguish a deadly fire that began Friday at a large oil storage facility in Matanzas, causing several explosions and sending a toxic cloud of smoke that has spread more than 65 miles. One firefighter died due to an explosion at a second tank Saturday and, according to government reports, 14 firefighters are missing. Around 125 people have been injured. The U.S. has offered Cuba technical assistance over the phone but no material support. "So far US offered a phone number to an emergency local authority. We accepted, Cupet [Cuba's state-run oil company] made the phone call, had a good talk and the president @DiazCanelB & deputy minister @CarlosFdeCossio thanks technical advise. The rest is old same US abyss saying/acting," Johana Tablada, the deputy director for U.S. affairs at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. … [Read more...] about U.S. faces mounting pressure to do more to help Cuba fight a deadly blaze at an oil facility
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 17 CLEVELAND (AP) — In a world increasingly troubled by the persistent harm that plastic — manufactured in petrochemical plants — has had on the environment, companies are investing billions of dollars to ramp up production of plastics made from natural, renewable materials that can be safely composted or can biodegrade under the right conditions. Bioplastics have long been used in medical applications. The stitches you got after cutting your hand slicing onions were likely made of a bioplastic thread that harmlessly dissolved into your body. But the nascent bioplastics industry envisions a far bigger role for materials made from corn, sugar, vegetable oils and other renewable materials in the hope of grabbing a larger share of a nearly $600 billion global plastic market. Since large-scale … [Read more...] about Billions pour into bioplastics as markets begin ramping up
FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2018, file photo, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen waves as he watches boat races during the water festival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The bitter decadeslong rivalry between Hun Sen, Cambodia's strongman leader, and Sam Rainsy, the self-exiled chief political rival and critic, has sometimes played out in deadly violence. But on Sunday, soup rather than blood was likely to be spilled. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File) NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – The bitter decadeslong rivalry between Hun Sen, Cambodia's strongman leader, and Sam Rainsy, his self-exiled chief political rival and critic, has sometimes played out in deadly violence. But on Sunday, soup rather than blood was likely to be spilled. The two titans of Cambodian politics, who normally agree over nothing, made stunningly similar calls to their followers this past week. On Sunday, they said, all Cambodians should gather with their neighbors and sit … [Read more...] about Cambodian leader flips the script on opponents’ noodle ploy
(CBS DETROIT) – Two suspects have been arrested after Michigan State Police troopers and Detroit police officers were led on a high-speed chase that ended in Livonia when the suspects crashed and the stolen vehicle they were driving caught on fire. Michigan State Police say they were contacted by the Detroit Police Department requesting assistance as they were pursuing a stolen vehicle with a murder suspect heading westbound on I-96 near Merriman Road. READ MORE: Chalking Tires Illegal, Judge Says, But Saginaw Gets Big Break Troopers were heading east on I-96 near Farmington Road and turned around to go in the direction the pursuit was heading. As the troopers caught up with the pursuit, the vehicle exited I-275 at 6 Mile Road. Police say the suspect was traveling at a high speed, lost control, and rolled over down the embankment. According to officials, the 25-year-old male passenger was ejected from the SUV and the 46-year-old male driver was tossed into the rear of … [Read more...] about MSP: Pursuit Of Stolen Vehicle With Murder Suspect Ends In Crash On I-275 In Livonia