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Not Our Problem, U.S. Says, as Rising Seas Threaten Nuclear Waste Storage in the Marshall Islands

Not Our Problem, U.S. Says, as Rising Seas Threaten Nuclear Waste Storage in the Marshall Islands

In the Marshall Islands, a containment structure that holds more than 3.1 million cubic feet of radioactive waste left over from U.S. nuclear weapons tests is threatened by rising seas, but the U.S. government is denying responsibility. “I’m like, how can it be ours?” said Hilda Heine, the president of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. “We don’t want it. We didn’t build it. The garbage inside is not ours. It’s theirs.”

Some Drivers Have Been Railroaded by Faulty DUI Testing With Unreliable or Poorly Maintained Devices

Some Drivers Have Been Railroaded by Faulty DUI Testing With Unreliable or Poorly Maintained Devices

The machines used to test blood alcohol content of drivers are often unreliable, creating risks of unfair drunk driving convictions of innocent motorists and, in the case of breath tests that courts have thrown out, letting dangerous drivers off the hook, a major investigation found.

Low-Tech Remedy for High-Tech State Leaves Millions in the Dark as California Burns

Low-Tech Remedy for High-Tech State Leaves Millions in the Dark as California Burns

In California, some 2 million people will go up to five days without electricity because of intentional blackouts by Pacific Gas & Electric Co.. Dubbed “public safety power shutoffs”, the blackouts are completely at the discretion of utilities and have prompted calls for greater public oversight. In spite of the utility company’s extreme preventive measures, wildfires continue to burn across the state, forcing at least 180,000 people to evacuate their homes

Embattled Johnson & Johnson Recalls Some of its Baby Powder After the FDA Finds Asbestos

Embattled Johnson & Johnson Recalls Some of its Baby Powder After the FDA Finds Asbestos

The company faces more than 100,000 lawsuits involving a variety of drugs and devices, including thousands of ovarian cancer and mesothelioma claims by users of its talc powders

Report Hits AutoNation for Selling Vehicles Under Recall Without Making Repairs

Report Hits AutoNation for Selling Vehicles Under Recall Without Making Repairs

Survey found that one of every nine vehicles listed for sale was under an open safety recall. Company officials deny misleading consumers.

Suspicious Deaths at VA Center Trigger FBI Probe

Suspicious Deaths at VA Center Trigger FBI Probe

The FBI is investigating a series of suspicious deaths at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia. In at least 11 cases, elderly patients were injected with insulin late at night when staffing levels were low, which caused a deadly drop in their blood-sugar within hours.