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Belgian party calls for investigation into deadly floods

Jul. 26, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A political party in Belgium on Monday requested the appointment of a parliamentary commission to investigate the deadly floods that ravaged several towns in the country earlier this month. The Humanist Democratic Centre (CDH) said it does not want to...

New Jersey backs Superfund cleanup for Hackensack River

Jul. 23, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey on Friday took the first step to rid the lower Hackensack River of heavily contaminated sediment dating from the state's industrial past. State Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced the commitment...

NOAA to support Maine dam removal project to help salmon

Jul. 22, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The federal government is going to help fund a dam removal project in Maine that conservationists have said is critical to restoring fish habitat. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is giving more than $300,000 toward the...

All 14 workers lost in tunnel flood in China confirmed dead

Jul. 22, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The bodies of all 14 workers trapped when a tunnel under construction was flooded last week have been recovered, authorities in southern China said Thursday. A brief statement on the Zhuhai city government’s social media site gave no further information...

New Mexico seeks restoration ideas after 2015 mine spill

Jul. 22, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials are looking for ideas for restoration projects to repair damage caused by a 2015 spill that fouled rivers in three western states with a bright-yellow plume of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. The state Office of the...

Flooding in central China turns streets to rivers, kills 12

Jul. 20, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — At least 12 people died in severe flooding Tuesday in a Chinese provincial capital that trapped people in subways and schools, washed away vehicles and stranded people in their workplaces overnight. The already drenched city of Zhengzhou, the capital of...

850K gallons of raw sewage spills into Catawba River

Jul. 19, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 850,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Catawba River near Old Dowd Road on Friday, according to Charlotte Water. News outlets report that the spill happened Friday near Old Dowd Road. It was the largest spill of untreated wastewater...

Construction underway on unique trail, art underpass

Jul. 18, 2021 09:51 AM EDT

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Construction has started on the Lowell Connector Trail Project, a multiuse path that will connect the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail and the Concord River Greenway in Lowell. The trail will incorporate an existing outdoor urban art gallery in an underpass...

Coroner identifies diver lost during power plant inspection

Jul. 16, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials on Friday identified a diver who drowned while inspecting pipes in the Ohio River at an LG&E power plant a day earlier. Nineteen-year-old Jaxxyn Lee Wood, of Owensboro, died at 1:03 p.m. on Thursday, according to a news...

Crews searching for missing diver near Louisville plant

Jul. 15, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Emergency crews are searching for a missing diver in the Ohio River who was working near a Louisville power plant. The diver was working at the LG&E Mill Creek Station in southwestern Louisville. Officials said they were...