The EPA bans two common corn pesticides, and Time magazine declares it the 'summer of the shark.'
Tue, Jul 30 2013 at 6:00 AM
July 30, 1995:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Russell Train announces a ban
on two common pesticides, Heptachlor and Chlordane. Both are regularly used on corn crops nationwide.
July 30, 2001:
A Time Magazine cover story declares "The Summer of the Shark
" after a series of shark attacks. The University of Florida's International Shark Attack File, which keeps score on shark-caused fatalities, says the worldwide average is about 3.9 human deaths per year. An estimated 73 million sharks are killed each year for shark fin soup.
July 30, 2004:
An explosion at a natural gas pipeline
in Ghisleingien, Belgium kills at least 15 people. Construction equipment pierced the line, outside of Brussels, injuring over 100, destroying buildings and scorching nearby fields.
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