Arsenic

environment

In Photos: Bangladesh's Arsenic Crisis — 'The Largest Mass Poisoning of a Population in History'

A Human Rights Watch report shows how access to clean water remains a severe problem for millions of Bangladeshis two decades after gaining international attention.
Darren Ankrom
4.22.16
poison

A Brief History of Women Putting Poison in Their Lovers' Food

For many reasons—money, jealousy, or even a way out of an abusive relationship—poison has remained an effective weapon for women throughout history.
Lakeisha Goedluck
10.5.15
wine

American Wine Is Full of Poison

Sixty-four of the 65 bottles sampled had levels of arsenic above the US Environmental Protection Agency maximum.
Nick Rose
10.2.15
environment

Three Million Gallons of Toxic Wastewater Has Turned This River the Color of American Cheese

US Environmental Protection Agency workers were using heavy equipment and accidentally breached a mine wall, unleashing the toxic spill.
Esha Dey
8.11.15
Toxic

This Lake Shouldn’t Be Blue (Excerpt from ‘Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash’)

In this excerpt, VICE News correspondent Neha Shastry visits Little Blue Run, the largest coal ash impoundment in the US, and speaks to a resident about the environmental effects of this big blue toxic lake.
VICE News
3.6.15
Science

The Arsenic-Proof People of the Andes

Researchers studied the first human population that can digest the king of poisons.
Ben Richmond
3.4.15
Toxic

Contaminated Drinking Water (Extra Scene from 'Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash')

In this extra scene, a couple living near a coal ash pond in Dukeville, North Carolina, speak about how finding out that their drinking water is contaminated shone a new light on the illnesses in their family and in the neighborhood over the years.
VICE News
2.26.15
Toxic

Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash (Full Length)

VICE News investigates coal ash, one of the largest industrial waste streams in the United States.
VICE News
2.22.15
Toxic

The Largest Coal Ash Pond in the US: Coal Ash (Part 2)

In the final part of our series, VICE News travels to Pennsylvania, home to the largest coal ash pond in the country, which continues to leak dangerous pollutants out into the community.
VICE News
2.20.15
Toxic

Toxic Waste Spill in North Carolina: Coal Ash (Part 1)

In part one, VICE News travels to North Carolina to visit a river that’s been poisoned with arsenic from a nearby Duke Energy site, and speak with a resident who has found toxic heavy metals in her drinking water.
VICE News
2.19.15
usa

Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash (Trailer)

Coming soon: VICE News investigates one of the largest industrial waste streams in the United States.
VICE News
2.10.15
Bangladesh

A Tannery Worker Poisoned by Toxic Chemicals (Extra Scene from 'Toxic Tanneries')

In this extra scene, VICE News correspondent Tania Rashid meets 17-year-old tannery worker Mohammad Rahman, who has developed a series of health problems from working in the leather industry in Bangladesh.
VICE News
1.27.15
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