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Baby Powder Asbestos Contamination – Mine and Manufacturing Supply Chain Ruled Out as Root Cause by JnJ. Portable air conditioner in test lab was found contaminated with asbestos.

Trainloads of Talc from the Imerys Talc Mine in Ludlow Vermont produce a constant supply. New Jersey Strong news – New Brunswick, NJ: JnJ reports 15 New Tests from the Same Bottle of Johnson’s Baby Powder Previously Tested by FDA Find No 60 New Tests of the Recalled Lot Conducted by Two Third-Party Laboratories Find No Asbestos Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (the Company) today announced…
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Snowboard Innovator Jake Burton Carpenter Dies at age 65

Burlington, VT: Snowboard innovator and founder of Burton Snowboards Jake Burton Carpenter dies at age 65 of recurrent testicular cancer. In lieu of flowers or other forms of support, contributions can be made to the Chill Foundation The following report was released by Burlington Vermont based international company Burton: "It is with a very heavy heart that I share the news that Jake passed away…
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Water May Not Be Safe to Drink During and After the Flood

VT STRONG news - Burlington, VT: Vermont Department of Health reports - Water may not be safe to drink, cook or clean with after an emergency such as a flood. During and after flooding, water can become contaminated with microorganisms—such as bacteria, sewage, heating oil, agricultural or industrial waste, chemicals, and other substances that can cause serious illness. People with private drinking water wells in flooded…
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VT STRONG FLOOD – HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDANCE FOR RETURNING TO A FLOODED HOME

Breathing Toxic Molds can result in Serious Illness. BURLINGTON, VT: VT Dept of Health reports – As rivers and floodwaters from last week’s storms begin to recede, state health and public safety officials want Vermonters to take care to avoid illness and injury during damage assessment and cleanup. Road washouts and downed power lines are still a concern. Please respect road closures and detours, and…
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VERMONT CATASTROPHIC DISASTER EXERCISE

VT STRONG news - Office of the Governor reports Montpelier, Vt. - Nearly 500 emergency responders and officials from local, state and partner agencies will test their disaster recovery skills during Vermont’s fourth Catastrophic Exercise (CAT 4) from October 23-25. The exercise simulates the aftermath of a statewide catastrophic disaster and tests the ability to restore critical infrastructure. CAT 4 will involve 19 cities and towns…
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Okemo Association Fined for Lead and Uranium Contaminant Distribution in Drinking Water

DEC Commissioner. “For us, that means taking care of the resource from source to tap and notifying residents of health concerns in a timely manner.” VT STRONG news - MONTPELIER, VT: DEC reports ;– The Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that Okemo Village Owners’ Association, Inc., a condominium association operating a public community drinking water system in the Town of Ludlow,…
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COTTON BROOK ROAD REOPENS AFTER LANDSLIDE CLOSURE

VT STRONG news - Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation | Agency of Natural Resources Walter Opuszynski, Field Recreation Specialist reports - Waterbury – Four months after a major landslide significantly impacted access to a popular recreation area in Mount Mansfield State Forest, Cotton Brook Road in Waterbury has been reopened. While initial assessments of the landslide area have determined that the road can be…
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Greed, Lawyers, and the General Destroying the First Amendment Rights of the Public

VT STRONG news - Montpellier, VT: VT Digger Aidan Quigley reports Attorneys cry foul on State of Vermont Attorney General Donovan barring photos during record inspections Attorney General TJ Donovan has imposed a new rule barring members of the public from photographing records they are inspecting, in what civil rights attorneys say is a violation of both the Public Records Act and a recent landmark Vermont…
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STATE PARK VISITORS ON THE FRONT LINE OF COMBATTING AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES

VT Strong news MONTPELIER, VT: Vermont State Parks report State forest health officials and staff at Vermont State Parks are joining forces with the public to help stop the threat of aquatic invasive species at state parks. Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are non-native species whose introduction to Vermont's waters can cause harm to the environment, economy, and even human health. The Vermont Department of Forests,…
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No Sovereign Immunity for State of Vermont Breach of Good Faith in EB-5 Scam Case

VT STRONG news Montpelier VT: VT Digger reports Vermont’s highest court has reversed a decision in an EB-5 investor lawsuit against the state commerce agency.  The state Supreme Court decision issued Friday allows investors to proceed with negligence, breach of contract, and breach of good faith claims against the state Agency of Commerce and Community Development for lax oversight of Jay Peak Resort projects.  “We…
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Poverty a Death Sentence, Sanders Declares, as GAO Links Inequality to Mortality

VT STRONG news WASHINGTON, DC: Senator Bernie Sanders reports – A groundbreaking Government Accountability Office (GAO) study commissioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), released today, provides a comprehensive picture of income, wealth, life expectancy, and retirement security among older Americans. GAO found not only that the rich are getting richer and the poor, poorer, but provided evidence that led Sanders to conclude that poverty is,…
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Climate Progress – Mayor Miro Weinberger, Burlington Electric Department Release Net Zero Energy Roadmap and Over a Dozen New Initiatives

VT STRONG news - Burlington, VT: Office of the Mayor reports Roadmap details a path to reach one of the most ambitious local climate goals in the country; Mayor urges all Burlingtonians to join the effort Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger, joined by Burlington Electric Department (BED) General Manager Darren Springer, City Director of Sustainability Jennifer Green, and other stakeholders, today publicly released the City’s Net…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – Purdue Pharma Sackler Family Deal Rejected in Largest Ongoing Preventable Death Suit in the World

Attorney General Donovan’s Statement on Rejecting the Settlement Offer from the Sacklers VT STRONG news Montpellier, VT: Office of the AG The State of Vermont rejected the settlement offer from Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family for the following reasons. First, the offer is not fully developed and we want to be certain that any benefit is not illusory. The value of the settlement is…
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Vermont Joins Antitrust Investigation of Google Racketeers

VT STRONG news - Montpellier, VT: Office of the AG Ryan Kriger reports Attorney General Donovan today announced joining 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in a multistate, bipartisan investigation of Google’s business practices in accordance with state and federal antitrust laws. The bipartisan coalition announced plans to investigate Google’s overarching control of online advertising markets and search traffic that may have…
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Awareness - Preparedness - Resiliency

Historic Occurrences – 1938 Great New England and Long Island Express Hurricane killed 682+ people

The majority of the storm damage was from storm surge and wind. The winds reached up to 150 mph with waves surging to around 25–35 feet high. Readings from the Blue Hills Observatory showed sustained winds topping 120 miles per hour, with a gust of 186 miles per hour. ATLANTIC STRONG news – Wiki reports – The 1938 New England Hurricane (also referred to as the Great New England Hurricane and Long Island Express)…
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e-cig Disaster – Second Hand Vape Aerosol Exhale Toxic

President Trump Announces Plan to Remove Flavored E-Cigarette Products From the Market President Donald J. Trump, joined by First Lady Melania Trump, Acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Norman Sharpless and the Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, announces a plan to remove all flavored e-cigarette products from the market as quickly as possible Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in the Oval Office of…
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National Farm Safety and Health Week

US STRONG news Washington, DC: The White House reports Presidential Proclamation on National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2019 During National Farm Safety and Health Week, we recognize the importance of the health and safety of our Nation’s farmers, ranchers, and ; These hardworking Americans and their families endure long, strenuous hours of labor to provide for the American people and the world.  We recommit…
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