In January, the first phase of the Velsicol Chemical plant site clean up will begin in St. Louis. Workers under the direction of Environmental Protection Agency will begin heating the ground, treating the toxic chemicals and capturing the fumes or gasses. The process will take about 18 months and will cover a less than two acre section of the site. Even though volatile organic chemicals - called VOCs - lie underground, EPA officials expect the $9.7 million project to be uneventful.
A new federal House proposal has Pine River clean up activists alarmed. Gratiot is one of four counties in Michigan that has more cows than people. In addition to the cows, there are eight counties in the state that have more pigs than people and Gratiot is among that number as well. “It’s a double whammy,” said Jane Keon, a member of the Healthy Pine River group that seeks to clean the river from manure, E. coli and anti bacteria resistant drugs believed to be coming from the factory farms.
Running unopposed for St. Louis Mayor, Jim Kelly was the big vote getter Tuesday with an even 200 votes. Although less than 9 percent of the voters turned out for the election, residents stuck with the experienced incumbents. George Kubin collected the next largest vote totals with 173, followed by Tom Reed with 169. Those two will continue to serve on the city council. Newcomer Ralph Echtinaw didn’t make the cut with his total of 56 votes.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".