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North Dakota finds more radioactive oil waste

04/24/14 05:31 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota confirmed Thursday the discovery of a new radioactive dump of waste from oil drilling, and separately a company hired to clean up waste found in February at another location said it removed double the amount of radioactive material originally estimated to be...
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Residents of Wyoming town allowed to return home

04/24/14 06:00 PM

OPAL, Wyo. (AP) — Residents were allowed to return home Thursday, nearly 22 hours after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant forced the evacuation of their small southwestern Wyoming town. Lincoln County spokesman Stephen Malik said that the evacuation order was lifted shortly after...
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Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

By DAVE GRAMLISA RATHKE | 04/24/14 08:30 PM

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, underscoring a division between powerful lobbyists for the U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea. The...
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