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OSHA fines Tiverton painting company $60K for lead paint exposure

TIVERTON – A local painting company has been fined more than $60,000 by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to protect...
RHODE ISLAND will receive $5.7 million in federal funds to prevent lead poisoning among low-income families and young children in Providence. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH

Feds provide $5.7M to address lead hazards in Providence

PROVIDENCE – The federal government is providing $5.7 million to prevent lead poisoning among young children and families with low incomes in the city,...
RIHOUSING WILL receive $8.4 million in federal grants to address lead paint remediation, according to Sen. Jack Reed. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. Housing gets $8.4M to address lead problems

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. will receive $8.4 million in federal funds toward lead cleanup efforts in the state, Sen....

Lining up for next windfall

In November 1998, Rhode Island was part of a historic settlement with the tobacco industry to pay for the health care costs of smoking...
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