ACAT News & Updates

Podcast Available – Proposed Donlin Mine: Contamination Concerns and Threats to Clean Air, Clean Water, and Clean Food

CHE-Alaska Teleconference:  Recorded September 12, 2018 

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If developed, the proposed Donlin Gold open-pit mine in Alaska would be one of the biggest in the world. The mine would impact 3,500 acres of wetlands in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Blasting and processing of the ore will release substantial amounts of mercury into the air and water. The area is home to more than a dozen small Native villages that rely

By |September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Podcast Available – Proposed Donlin Mine: Contamination Concerns and Threats to Clean Air, Clean Water, and Clean Food

Podcast available: PFAS Contaminated Drinking Water in the U.S: A Look at the Extent of Contamination, the Failure of the EPA, and the Success of Community Action

CHE-Alaska Teleconference, Recorded, August 1, 2018

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David Andrews presentation slides (PDF)

Shaina Kasper presentation slides (PDF)

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A new Environmental Working Group (EWG) analysis shows that more than 1,500 drinking water systems across the country are likely contaminated with the nonstick chemicals PFOA, PFOS, and similar fluorine-based chemicals. According to the report, up to 110 million Americans could have PFAS-contaminated drinking water. PFAS chemicals

By |July 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Podcast available: PFAS Contaminated Drinking Water in the U.S: A Look at the Extent of Contamination, the Failure of the EPA, and the Success of Community Action

Alaska Fire Chiefs Association Opposed to Ineffective, Toxic Flame Retardants

Firefighters join movement to ban organohalogen flame retardants from household goods to protect health of firefighters and children

ACAT is working hard to make Alaska safer by eliminating organohalogen flame retardants from kids’ toys, furniture, upholstery and more. For one thing, they provide no fire safety benefit so there’s no reason for them to be in those products. But more importantly, they cause a whole range of serious health harms to firefighters and children

By |June 27th, 2018|Categories: Home Posts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Alaska Fire Chiefs Association Opposed to Ineffective, Toxic Flame Retardants