Month: June 2022

Veolia expansion, spills raise concerns among neighbors and naturalists

The ADEQ records reveal that the Feb. 23 spill was a mixture of 6,000 gallons of hazardous waste that is greater than 90 percent water. To put 6,000 gallons into perspective, the average Arkadelphia resident uses about 4,000 gallons of water in a month. The spill happened when a storage tank valve was left open, and the mixture poured onto the clay and gravel on site.

How sex ed is (and isn’t) being taught in each state

people looking at the female reproductive system

In 2021, the Arkansas legislature passed a law known as the “Arkansas Student Protection Act,” banning organizations that perform abortions—namely, Planned Parenthood—from teaching sex education or volunteering in public schools. With one of the highest teen birth rates in the country, 85% of the state’s public schools teach abstinence-only sex education, as of 2017.