People often assume that the best way to dispose of unused pharmaceuticals is to flush them down the toilet or pour them down the drain. But the EPA and FDA backed off this recommendation. Medicines are among the thousands of “chemicals of emerging concern” in our drinking water that the EPA and scientists now monitor. Jerome McDonnell and Kate Sackman from the EcoMyths Alliance discuss flushing medicines with two experts.
The city of Chicago could be near the end of a five-year legal battle for control of a former industrial site with potential to help form a 24-acre park. If an eminent-domain settlement holds up, the land could be an asset for a Mexican-American area of the Southwest Side.