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Lead poisoning sickens hundreds of children in China

Environmentalists warn that these figures merely represent the tip of the iceberg. 

Deformed fish found in polluted creek in Idaho

One of the fish had two heads.
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Experts believe a lack of oxygen resulted in millions of dead anchovies floating in a marina in Los Angeles, California last March. The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) reported that human pollution and overfishing are two of many factors leading to the depletion of marine life at a faster rate than previously estimated. (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)
In the past, fish near industrial sites have had deformities like exposed brains.
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Radiation from Japan's Fukushima power plant found 400 miles off the coast

The water had 1,000 times the amount of radioactive contamination than it did before the meltdown.

John Boehner delays unpopular GOP transportation bill

House Speaker John Boehner delayed action on an unpopular GOP transportation bill, the Associated Press reported. Republicans had hoped to pass the five year, $260 billion bill this week, but Boehner said that action would be delayed until after next week's congressional recess.
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