San Francisco Chronicle: Controversial chemical BPA found on paper money.

Bisphenol-A, a hormone-disrupting chemical linked to cancer, diabetes, early puberty and neurological problems, might now be lurking in your wallet.

Twenty-one out of the 22 $1 bills tested in California, 17 other states and Washington, D.C., carried small amounts of the chemical, which is commonly used in plastic bottles as well as in food can liners, adhesives, sports safety gear and dental sealants, according to a report being released today by the group Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. More . . .

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Driller denies blame for methane in Parker County homes’ water

The EPA said Tuesday, however, that two Parker County homes have water contaminated by natural gas drilling activities and face the risk of fire and explosion.

The EPA issued an emergency order against Range, telling the drilling company to provide the homes with safe drinking water and take other measures to protect the nine residents after the Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates gas drilling, declined to take immediate action.

“The Railroad Commission has told us our actions are premature, but I believe they are mistaken,” EPA Regional Administrator Al Armendariz said. “We are worried about the families’ safety. It was incumbent on us to act quickly.”

Armendariz said the EPA is “very concerned” that natural gas could migrate into the home through waterlines, leading to a fire or explosion. More . . .