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EWG: Without Worker Protections, Trump’s Planned Order To Keep Meat Plants Open During Pandemic Could Be a Death Sentence

EWG: Without Worker Protections, Trump’s Planned Order To Keep Meat Plants Open During Pandemic Could Be a Death Sentence

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced today he will use the Defense Production Act to declare meat-processing plants essential infrastructure, forcing them to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the growing numbers of food and farm workers sickened by the virus, according to a report by Bloomberg News. The …

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EWG News Roundup (4/24): PFAS Cleanup Will Be Costly, But Necessary, Farm Workers Deserve Protections and More

EWG News Roundup (4/24): PFAS Cleanup Will Be Costly, But Necessary, Farm Workers Deserve Protections and More

In the News This week, EWG published a study in the European water industry journal Water Solutions that found that the removal of the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS from drinking water costs local communities millions of dollars. “This research reveals that escaping PFAS pollution is nearly impossible,” said Olga Naidenko, Ph.D., …

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