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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: December 14, 2010

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December 14, 2010

Daily Roundup: December 14, 2010

Illegal Emissions: The Sierra Club and Environment Texas are suing ExxonMobil for allegedly releasing 8 million pounds of pollution in the last five years. Huffington Post

Erin Brockovich II? In the 1990s Pacific Gas and Electric pledged to clean up water pollution in Hickley, California, thanks to activist Erin Brockovich's efforts. But the toxic chemical chromium 6 is still contaminating the water supply, and Brockovich is back in town. NPR

Radioactive Touring: Next year Ukraine will open the Chernobyl nuclear plant to tourists. The plant, which was closed in 1986 after spewing radiation, is maintained  by 2,500 employees. Vanity Fair

Sweet or Sour? The EPA concluded that saccharin, which was deemed a potential cancer-causing agent in 1980, is not a harmful substance. The artificial sweetener is added to diet sodas, chewing gum, toothpaste, and pill coatings. Yahoo! News

Animal Rehab: Since the BP spill, 2,079 birds, 456 sea turtles, some terrapins, and two dolphins have been rescued from the oil. AP

--Natalya Stanko

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