Climate Corner: An Earth Day to celebrate

Apr 27, 2024 Callie Lyons editorial@newsandsentinel.com Earlier this month, we received unprecedented news regarding PFAS when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced enforceable drinking water limits on two forever chemicals — specifically PFOA (or C8) and PFOS. After… Read More

Climate Corner: Investigating your environment

Nov 18, 2023 Callie Lyons editorial@newsandsentinel.com Every time I consider Diane Cotter’s story, I am encouraged. Diane is the person who identified the turnout gear used by firefighters as a major source of exposure to toxic chemicals —… Read More

The Teflon Time Machine – from the Manhattan Project to the Mid-Ohio Valley

Sep 2, 2023 Callie Lyons editorial@newsandsentinel.com The years between World War I and World War II were full of innovation, technological advances, and scientific growth. Many modern inventions — or the perfection of modern inventions — take root… Read More

Climate Corner: Still everywhere

Jun 17, 2023 Callie Lyons editorial@newsandsentinel.com Why are we still talking about C8? I am often asked if our chemical problems aren’t behind us. So much time has passed since the Tennant family lost their cattle to contamination… Read More

Climate Corner: Becoming prepared for the next disaster

Apr 1, 2023 Callie Lyons editorial@newsandsentinel.com We have seen it happen time and again. Shell, IEI, train derailments like East Palestine, untold environmental accidents and disasters – and each of them a threat to our homes, our families,… Read More

Climate Corner: Your water is not all right

Jan 14, 2023 Callie Lyons editorial@newsandsentinel.com When is DuPont going to provide a means of filtering Parkersburg water supplies contaminated with highly fluorinated chemicals like those we call C8 or Gen-X? Twenty years ago this coming June, I… Read More