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Mississippi to receive nearly $75M in infrastructure funding

Dec. 04, 2021 08:32 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will receive nearly $75 million in water infrastructure funding as part of the recent bipartisan infrastructure bill, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials announced this week. It's unclear how the money will be allocated...

Officials: Unsafe levels of chemical found in town's water

Nov. 24, 2021 08:40 AM EST

PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tests conducted on a North Carolina town's water supply found more than double the amount of a potentially cancer-causing chemical that's considered safe, officials said. Since Nov. 8, the town of Pittsboro has been performing almost-daily tests...

Risk of quakes caused by oil, gas in New Mexico rising

Nov. 21, 2021 11:47 AM EST

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Multiple earthquakes were felt earlier this fall in West Texas, leading regulators in that state to designate a seismic response area and call for less wastewater from oil and gas development to be injected in disposal wells. As more seismic...

Official: Israel to sign solar power deal with Jordan in UAE

Nov. 21, 2021 05:53 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israel is set to sign a declaration of intent with neighboring Jordan on building a major solar power plant in the kingdom that will be used to generate electricity for Israel, as well as power a desalination plant there to send water onto Jordan, an...

Risk of quakes caused by oil, gas in New Mexico rising

Nov. 20, 2021 11:45 AM EST

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Multiple earthquakes were felt earlier this fall in West Texas, leading regulators in that state to designate a seismic response area and call for less wastewater from oil and gas development to be injected in disposal wells. As more seismic...

Operator: Impact from release of Fukushima water minimal

Nov. 17, 2021 09:01 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant said Wednesday that a data simulation of its planned release of treated radioactive water into the sea suggests it would have an extremely small impact on the environment, marine life and humans. ...

Many in Mississippi's capital left with little or no water

Nov. 16, 2021 18:55 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Residents of Mississippi’s capital city are being warned to boil water before using it because of low pressure in the aging water system. The citywide alert was issued after a problem occurred during the weekend at one of Jackson's water...

UN experts review plans for release of Fukushima plant water

Nov. 15, 2021 04:21 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A team from the U.N. nuclear agency arrived in Japan on Monday to assess preparations for the release into the ocean of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant. The six experts on the team from the International Atomic Energy...

New Mexico city moves ahead with desalination project

Nov. 13, 2021 11:05 AM EST

EUNICE, N.M. (AP) — One southeastern New Mexico city is taking another step forward as it looks for an “unlimited” source of water. The Eunice City Council recently voted to have a Hobbs-based engineering firm continue studying the benefits of building a...

Judge OKs $626 million settlement in Flint water litigation

Nov. 10, 2021 19:20 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Wednesday approved a $626 million deal to settle lawsuits filed by Flint residents who found their tap water contaminated by lead following disastrous decisions to switch the city's water source and a failure to swiftly acknowledge the problem. ...