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Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Dec. 01, 2021 13:31 PM EST

The (Martinsburg) Journal. Nov. 29, 2021. Editorial: Jury decision rebukes pharmacies’ role in opioid crisis As it became increasingly evident that the opioid epidemic was sparked and fanned by “legal” drug dealers such as doctors, pain clinics...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Dec. 01, 2021 09:02 AM EST

Reading Eagle. Nov. 30, 2021. Editorial: Sondheim’s legacy will live on When one of the greats in any field of endeavor passes away, it’s only natural to focus much of our attention on the accomplishments that made them famous. ...

Regulators to review Tennessee test nuclear reactor plan

Dec. 01, 2021 04:03 AM EST

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal regulators will review an application to build a low-power test nuclear reactor in Tennessee. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday that environmental and safety reviews should be finished by September 2023 for the test reactor...

2 Kentucky cities, utility receive $2.7M for water projects

Dec. 01, 2021 04:01 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky cities and one utility are receiving $2.7 million for three sewer and water improvement projects. The funding is going to the city of Lawrenceburg, the South Anderson Water District and the city of Frankfort, Gov. Andy Beshear's office...

Hawaii: Fuel odor in Navy water prompts over 100 complaints

Nov. 30, 2021 21:19 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The state Department of Health said Tuesday tests of water samples from the Navy's water system at Pearl Harbor have so far been inconclusive after it received more than 100 complaints about fuel-like odor coming from tap water in the area. Kathleen Ho,...

Emergency sirens to be tested at nuke plant west of Phoenix

Nov. 30, 2021 17:14 PM EST

WINTERSBURG, Ariz. (AP) — Emergency sirens designed to alert nearby residents of a problem at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of Phoenix will be tested on Wednesday. The 70 sirens located within a ten-mile radius of the...

Environmental groups ask Maine to suspend energy project

Nov. 30, 2021 16:25 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine environmental groups have requested that the federal government suspend the permits it issued to a billion-dollar electricity project for Massachusetts residents, which Maine voters rejected in a referendum last month. Three groups, including...

New lead testing method could reveal higher levels in water

Nov. 30, 2021 13:23 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For years, testing of the tap water in an upscale Detroit suburb showed the city was in the clear. Then residents got a notice seemingly out of the blue: Their water could be contaminated with elevated levels of lead. The city of Royal Oak had not made...

Customers would get refunds under settlement of utility case

Nov. 30, 2021 13:13 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A proposed $10 million settlement of a class-action racketeering lawsuit against a water and wastewater utility in Pinal County would provide refunds to customers. A Nov. 19 motion filed on behalf of Johnson Utilities and various co-defendants...

Rural communities push back against solar projects in Nevada

Nov. 30, 2021 12:59 PM EST

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Residents of a desert town west of Las Vegas are protesting plans for a massive solar panel installation they say could harm the community and surrounding environment. Citizens Against Nye Co Solar Farms Project held a protest on Saturday against...