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Families complain of mold, lead paint, rats in military housing ahead of hearing

The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday to investigate growing problems in the military housing privatization program. More than 200,000 homes on military bases across the country are managed by private contractors. 48 more words

Families complain of mold, lead paint, rats in military housing ahead of hearing

The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday to investigate growing problems in the military housing privatization program. More than 200,000 homes on military bases across the country are managed by private contractors. 48 more words

Nassau County Officials Issue Warning After Young Student Tests Positive For Lead Poisoning

BALDWIN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A pre-school student on Long Island has lead poisoning and officials say it may be traced to the child’s public school. 403 more words

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Lead Poisoning Not Limited to Flint, Michigan

Recent reporting shows that lead poisoning is not limited to the city of Flint, Michigan, although that is certainly a particularly egregious example because it was something that did not have to happen and it did not happen before 1978, when the use of lead paint became illegal; it happened in the 21st century. 1,060 more words

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One More Week!

One more week until the official election day, and it can’t come fast enough to suit us. The phone rings constantly with robo-calls, Name Unavailables, or calls from people pretending to be local. 233 more words

SCOTUS rejects corporate appeal -- Lead Paint Decision Stands!

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals from Conagra Brands and Sherwin-Williams Co., leaving intact a ruling that requires them to pay more than $400 million for lead-paint remediation in California.

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City Hall Releases Emails That Appear To Show Mayor Tried To Hide Extent Of Lead Paint Problem In NYCHA Housing

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was outrage Monday from New York City Housing Authority tenants and housing advocates over smoking gun emails that show Mayor Bill de Blasio misleading the public about the extent of lead poisoning in public housing. 461 more words

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