Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016

'Extremely dangerous'

Flooding to grip N.C. for days, governor warns


Washington Post

Parts of North Carolina will remain under dangerous flood risk for at least the next three days, the state’s governor said Tuesday, as officials urged people to seek higher ground and flee lowlands below a major dam straining to hold back water levels swollen by Hurricane Matthew. In a sign of the huge scope of the storm’s aftermath — even as it drifted back out into the Atlantic — McCrory also warned that widespread flooding and “extremely dangerous” conditions will persist for at least until Friday.


Md. waterways contain unsafe levels of toxins

Montgomery County Sentinel

Though government officials warn people about the dangers of drinking untreated water, an investigation by The Sentinel Newspapers shows just how toxic the water is in local lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. Scientists say contaminants in the surface water include possible cancer-causing agents, which ultimately affect the quality of the water in the Chesapeake Bay. PART 3 OF 5


Pennsylvania adopts new fracking regulations


New regulations governing the extraction of natural gas through fracking went into effect Saturday in Pennsylvania, the first overhaul since the industry took off in the state more than 10 years ago. Environmental groups hailed the new rules. An oil and gas industry group blasted the regulations, with a spokesman saying he expected legal challenges.

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