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Halliburton Reaches $1.1B Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

09/02/2014

Two seized ferrets (Mustela putorius fur

Ellis County Chemical Spill Caused By Alcohol, Ferrets

A DPS report says two ferrets and alcohol contributed to a wreck that spilled toxic chemicals on a county road in Ellis county last month.

06/07/2013

Victoria Reynolds shops at Toys R Us on September 28, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report Identifies ‘Dangerous Toys’ Still On Shelves

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group released their 27th annual Trouble in Toyland report identifying a number of dangerous or toxic toys that can still be found in America’s stores.

11/20/2012

Arlington residents search for personal belongings after a tornado destroyed homes in the area on April 3, 2012. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Toxic Waste A Big Issue In Tornado Storm Cleanup

In the neighborhoods of southwest Arlington, you can see the remains of destroyed garages, their walls collapsed and roofs ripped off. In that rubble you can also see lots of damaged or emptied shelves. So, what happened to the things stored in those garages?

04/19/2012

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Is Sugar, The Way It’s Consumed By Americans, Toxic?

If you are what you eat, then what does it mean that the average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar a year? The chances are good that sugar is a bigger part of your daily diet than you may realize which is why this story is so important.

04/02/2012

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Radioactive Tissue Holders Pulled From Stores In Texas

Metal tissue holders contaminated with low levels of radioactive material may have been distributed to Bed, Bath & Beyond stores in more than 20 states including Texas, federal regulators said Thursday.

01/13/2012

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School Evacuated For Possible Carbon Monoxide Leak

The school day was disrupted for students and staff at Rangel Women’s Leadership High School near Fair Park in Dallas after complaints headaches and nausea — possibly from a carbon monoxide leak.

01/06/2012

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CBS 11 News Tests For Toxic Metals In Children’s Products

Is the government really cracking down on products containing toxic metals? CBS 11 News went undercover inside a number of North Texas stores and put dozens of kids toys and jewelry to the test.

02/24/2011

Texas: BP Refinery Emitted Toxic Chemicals

The Texas attorney general has sued BP, charging the company illegally emitted nearly 500,000 pounds of air pollutants at its Texas City refinery for more than a month this spring.

08/09/2010

The Difficulty of Covering the BP Oil Spill (Audio)

CBS News Correspondent August Skamenca filed this report on how difficult it has been trying to bring people the truth about the devastation along our nation’s Gulf Coast.

06/27/2010