water pollution

Fracking's air pollution threat

March 27, 2012 - As North Carolina considers lifting its ban on the controversial natural-gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," a growing body of evidence documents serious public-health threats due to air pollution from such operations, which have already been linked to water contamination.

Dumping dioxin on Dixie

January 25, 2012 - As the Environmental Protection Agency readies a long-awaited report on a class of health-damaging pollutants known as dioxins, we look at the biggest industrial dioxin sources in the U.S. -- and find that the South bears a disproportionate toxic burden.

NC lawmakers take a one-sided look at fracking

November 21, 2011 - Several North Carolina legislators are in Pennsylvania today for a fact-finding mission about the controversial natural-gas drilling method known as fracking -- and their tour guide is Chesapeake Energy, one of the nation's largest fracking companies.

Investigative Series: Poisoned in the Gulf

May 16, 2011 - APRIL 2011 | One year after the worst oil disaster in U.S. history, a health crisis is emerging among cleanup workers and Gulf Coast residents exposed to spill-related pollution. In a week-long series, Facing South looked at the BP disaster's health impact and regulatory failings that exacerbated the problem.