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4 months 1 week ago

Chemical emergency drill held in Pueblo

It may have looked like the real thing, but the sirens and emergency personnel near the Pueblo Chemical Depot on Tuesday were part of a drill. It's called the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program and is done annually between the Army, FEMA, and local partners from the state and...

2 years 1 month ago

Your Healthy Family: A Cure for Blindness?

Researchers are closer to finding a way to restore sight for patients blinded by certain types of macular degeneration. Here's more in today's Your Healthy Family. Research shows injection therapy may hold more promise than previously thought. In a typical eye exam doctors look for changes in the eyes,...

2 years 4 months ago

Emergency exercise planned for Wednesday

Every year emergency workers in Pueblo County run a large emergency drill to test readiness in case of a disaster. The scope is large because of the proximity of the Pueblo Chemical Depot, where thousands of obsolete chemical weapons are stored. This year the drill is scheduled for Wednesday....

3 years 3 months ago

Cancer causing household items

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says the industrial chemical formaldehyde causes cancer and that styrene, which is used worldwide in the manufacture of fiberglass and food containers, may cause cancer. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) says people with higher measures of exposure to formaldehyde are at increased risk for...

3 years 4 months ago

Large emergency drill planned tomorrow

An emergency preparedness drill is scheduled for Wednesday morning at the Colorado State Fairgrounds to test emergency responders. Pueblo has a large drill every year as part of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program. That's because of the thousands of obsolete chemical weapons stored at the Pueblo Chemical Depot...

3 years 4 months ago

12 Homes still under evacuation

There are 12 homes still under evacuation in Monument due to the earlier chemical leak. 10 of the homes are on Park Trail Drive. One is on Shoshone Valley Rd. and another on Elk Valley Rd. These homes are all closest to the railroad tracks. News First 5...

3 years 7 months ago

Chromium VI not found in Pueblo's water

Testing of Pueblo's water supply shows no presence of chromium VI or hexavalent chromium. Water samples were sent to MWH Labs, a laboratory that is equipped to test for this specific chemical and all samples showed a result of "Non-Detected" for dissolved hexavalent chromium. The Board of Water...

4 years 1 week ago

Dental sealants linked to BPA exposure

A new study finds dental sealants commonly used to prevent cavities may expose children to BPA, a controversial chemical thought to be linked with health problems. Researchers found that materials used in sealants can break down into BPA when they come in contact with saliva. BPA levels can spike...

4 years 2 months ago

X-ray operations at Chemical Depot completed

Work crews completed X-ray operations on 540 mustard filled munitions at the Pueblo Chemical Depot last Friday, June 25. The X-ray operations began on June 7. It was a joint effort between Pueblo Chemical Depot, the U.S. Army 20th Support Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive...

4 years 6 months ago

Army and State at impasse over chemical weapons

State and Army officials say they've reached an impasse in negotiations on monitoring chemical weapons stored outside Pueblo. The state health department sued the Army in August, seeking stepped-up monitoring of the 2,600 tons of mustard agent at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. A settlement was announced in January, and...

4 years 6 months ago

A study suggests BPA linked to asthma

A new study in mice suggests exposure to the chemical Bisphenol-A may be linked to asthma. Bisphenol-A, or BPA is found in some plastics and the aluminum lining of food and drink cans. In experiments with mice, researchers found that expectant mothers exposed to BPA had pups with more...

4 years 7 months ago

Federal budget includes money for Pueblo Chemical Depot

President Obama's proposed 2011 federal budget includes funding to keep construction of a chemical weapons destruction facility on track. Congress has mandated destruction of thousands of mortars containing mustard agent at Pueblo Chemical Depot east of Pueblo by 2017. The facility is already under construction. The President's budget proposal...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado 'popcorn lung' man settles lawsuit

A Colorado man who developed "popcorn lung" from regularly eating microwave popcorn and its artificial butter flavoring has settled his claims against a flavor developer. Documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Denver say Wayne Watson has settled claims against FONA International Inc., formerly Flavors of North America Inc....

5 years 1 week ago

Chemical Depot tests emergency response

Workers at the Pueblo Chemical Depot took part in a drill on Wednesday to test their response to an emergency situation. The scenario involved a multi-vehicle crash at the depot, that caused two chemical munitions to leak and dozens other to catch on fire. News First 5 got a rare...

5 years 1 week ago

Dopamine seen as root of ADHD

Researchers using brain scans believe they've found the root of ADHD. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is one of the most prevalent mental disorders in children and teens - but it can also persist long past adolescence. It can impair a person's ability to pay attention, complete tasks and be productive....

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