Jim Morris

Jim Morris appears in the following:

America's 'Third Wave' Of Asbestos Disease Upends Lives

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Until the morning of Sept. 25, 2014, life was treating Kris Penny well. His flooring company had just secured its first big contract.

But that morning, Penny, of Clermont, Fla., was feeling lethargic. He pulled into a McDonald's for a cup of orange juice. Seconds after he drank it, he ...


Thousands of Workers Exposed to Chemicals That Can Be Harmful, Even Fatal

Thursday, July 16, 2015

American workers can be exposed to all kinds of chemicals on the job, some which are responsible for tens of thousands of illnesses, and many deaths, every year.

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Air Quality and Fracking the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas covers 26 counties and 20,000 square miles, and it's one of the most active hydraulic fracturing sites in North America. Jim Morris from the Center for Public Integrity examines what impact natural gas drilling has had on the communities in Southern Texas and how production has adversevely affected air quality. 



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What West, Texas Teaches Us About Chemicals

Monday, April 29, 2013

The explosion at the fertilizer plant in West, Texas killed at least 14 and left some 200 people injured. But those casualties are not just of plant employees and first responders, th...


Fines Slashed In Grain Bin Entrapment Deaths

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The night before he died, Wyatt Whitebread couldn't stand the thought of going back to the grain bins on the edge of Mount Carroll, Ill.

The mischievous and popular 14-year-old had been excited about his first real job, he told Lisa Jones, the mother of some of his closest friends, ...


Should Grain Bins On Farms Be Regulated, Too?

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The commercial grain industry responded to a record number of grain entrapments and deaths in 2010 with more safety videos, publications and training programs.

"Have tragic incidents still happened? Yes," says Jeff Adkisson, who heads the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois. "Are we working to reduce them further? Absolutely."



EPA Watch List

Monday, November 14, 2011

Elizabeth Shogren, who covers environmental stories on the national desk at NPR, and Jim Morris, project manager at the Center for Public Integrity, discuss a joint project from NPR and CPI, which found that the Environmental Protection Agency maintains a watch list of the worst polluters in the country.

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