Pet Food Safety: No Free Lunch

Everyone in the pet food industry shares the same risks: recalls, negative press, potential damage to brands and company equity. Recent examples have provided a clear picture.

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Gas drilling below, water fears above

A drilling technique that is beginning to unlock staggering quantities of natural gas underneath Appalachia also yields a troubling byproduct: powerfully briny wastewater that can kill fish and give tap water a foul taste and odor.


Leaks spotlight aging nuclear plants

Radioactive tritium, a carcinogen discovered in potentially dangerous levels in groundwater at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, now taints at least 27 of the nation's 104 nuclear reactors — raising concerns about how it is escaping from the aging nuclear plants.