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New team formed to spearhead complex contamination cleanup

Oct. 31, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has formed a new team to address PFAS contamination linked to a Marinette manufacturer of firefighting foam, which the agency says has resulted in the largest, most complex environmental investigation and cleanup in the state’s...

Foam blankets a portion of the Pinheiros River in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Affected by domestic sewage and solid wastes discharges for years, Sao Paulo's state government is again trying to clean the Pinheiros River, considered one of the most polluted in Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

In Brazil's richest city, works to clean a filthy river

Oct. 23, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Pinheiros River that runs through the heart of Sao Paulo makes its pollution known with a miasma that wafts across city streets, choking rich and poor alike. It’s an unwelcome feature of the city that is also Brazil’s wealthiest and the financial heart of Latin America. ...

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John Oliver now has a sewage plant named after him

Oct. 19, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Comedian John Oliver made a secret trip to Connecticut last week to help cut the ribbon on a sign naming a sewage treatment plant in his honor. Danbury's City Council voted earlier this month to rename the sewage plant “The John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant,” following a...

Rural Maine water systems to make fixes with federal help

Oct. 18, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

GARDINER, Maine (AP) — The federal government is providing a pair of rural Maine water systems more than $5.7 million to help make improvements. U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development is giving the city of Gardiner more than $3.5 million and the Livermore Falls Water District $2.2 million. Most...

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Connecticut city OKs renaming sewage plant for John Oliver

Oct. 9, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

It's official. Every time residents of Danbury, Connecticut, flush, they will be sending their special deliveries to the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant. The City Council voted 18-1 Thursday night to rename the sewage plant after the comedian, who began a tongue-in-cheek battle with Danbury when he went on an...

West Virginia gets $24.7M federal grant for water quality

Sep. 30, 2020 5:18 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will receive $24.7 million in federal funds to fix the state's water quality, ranked near the bottom of the nation. The grant comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and aims to infuse West Virginia's Clean Water State Revolving Fund, which gives...

FILE - This June 2020, file photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Enbridge's plans for drilling an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes do not meet industry standards and pose significant hazards to workers and the environment, experts who reviewed project documents on behalf of opposition groups told The Associated Press.(Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP, File)

Opposition team criticizes Enbridge plans for oil tunnel

Sep. 28, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge's plans for drilling an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes do not meet industry standards and pose significant hazards to workers and the environment, experts who reviewed project documents on behalf of opposition groups said Monday....