French Oyster Farmers Fume as Norovirus Shuts Down Sales

Several oyster farmers along France’s Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts have been forced to halt sales since December after their sites were contaminated by the highly contagious norovirus, which they blame on overflowing sewage treatment plants.

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Not Hazardous Substances

A federal court in Pennsylvania dismissed two families’ case against the Navy brought after they discovered the Navy’s facilities had contaminated their private wells with chemicals. The substances, perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid, are not considered “hazardous substances,” under the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act.

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Dog Food

Consumers who claim they were scammed into paying top dollar for two brands of premium dog food may continue their suit against Champion Petfoods, a federal court in Pennsylvania ruled. The food was billed as human food grade quality but the consumers provided evidence the food contains high levels of heavy metals and is contaminated with “excessive quantities” of hair, insects, livestock tags, feathers and bones.

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