Justin Nobel writes on issues of science and the environment for Rolling Stone and has a book on oil and gas radioactivity forthcoming with Simon & Schuster entitled PETROLEUM-238: Big Oil’s Dangerous Secret and the Grassroots Fight to Stop It.
The legal battle over a treatment plant built by French multinational Veolia points to a hidden source of oil industry harm.
The move could pave the way for otherwise missing federal oversight for these facilities.
Community groups present health and environmental justice concerns to the EPA, alleging workers at Austin Master Services are coated in dangerous levels of radioactive waste.
Researchers and industry experts are sounding the alarm about the dangers that naturally occurring radiation in liquified natural gas could pose to workers and communities in the U.S. and Europe.
An investigation reveals elevated levels of radioactivity not far from a high school football stadium, and accounts from inspectors point to the contamination’s possible source.
A year-long investigation finds a major West Texas disposal site with a patchy record is also importing radioactive oilfield waste from abroad.