Worth reading: Veterans’ health, Medicare data, and public-health challenges in West Virginia

The Washington Post provides in-depth coverage on issues facing veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan; an unprecedented release of Medicare data gives reporters a lot to work with; and journalists consider how West Virginia's reliance on a few industries has influenced the state's response to contaminated water and drug addiction.

By | 2014-04-14T14:23:31+00:00 April 14th, 2014|0 Comments

Stopping chemical catastrophes: Can we do better than calling for stronger storage tanks?

More than a month after the Freedom Industries chemical spill in West Virginia, it remains unclear if Charleston's water is truly safe to drink and what the health consequences of exposure to these chemicals may be. Legislation has been introduced that calls for more inspections, better tank construction, overflow containment and emergency response. But why not go beyond and also call for safer chemistry?

By | 2018-01-14T17:40:24+00:00 February 25th, 2014|0 Comments