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Workers move bottled water to be sold at a supermarket in the Copacabana neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. There’s a creeping sense of alarm in Rio de Janeiro after more than a week of foul tasting and smelling tap water in dozens of neighborhoods, and residents are hoarding bottled water. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

Smelly Rio de Janeiro water supply has residents on edge

Jan. 15, 2020 6:21 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There’s a creeping sense of alarm in Rio de Janeiro after more than a week of foul tasting and smelling tap water in dozens of neighborhoods. Rumors are flying, and residents are hoarding bottled water. People in the metropolitan area have taken to social media to show glasses...

Governor calls Rio de Janeiro water problems "inadmissable"

Jan. 14, 2020 8:51 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After days of reports of foul tasting or smelling tap water in the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area, Gov. Wilson Witzel has called for analysis of the water's quality as well as management at local utility Cedae. “The disorder the population has been suffering due to the...

In this image made from video provided by Laura_presicce, a fire is seen in Tarragona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. A massive explosion took place at an industrial zone for chemicals in northeastern Spain on Tuesday, and the regional emergency services agency warned people nearby not to go outside. 
A tweet by emergency services for the Catalonia region called the blast in the port city of Tarragona a “chemical accident” and said no information on possible deaths or injuries was available. (Laura_presicce via AP)

Spain: Chemical plant explosion kills 1, injures at least 9

Jan. 14, 2020 5:21 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A massive explosion at a petrochemical plant in northeastern Spain on Tuesday killed one person and injured at least nine others, three seriously, regional authorities said. A press spokesman for the port city of Tarragona, where the plant is located, said a preliminary investigation...

Water company pleads guilty to hazardous waste violations

Jan. 9, 2020 10:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California company that produces Crystal Geyser bottled water pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally storing and transporting hazardous waste and agreed to a $5 million fine, federal prosecutors said. The waste was produced by filtering arsenic out of Sierra Nevada spring water at CG...

Dozens of barrels fill an outside storage area at Seattle Barrel and Cooperage Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, in Seattle. The century-old Seattle barrel company has been indicted along with its third-generation owner in what prosecutors describe as a long-running pollution conspiracy. The 36-count indictment, made public in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Wednesday, says the company used a hidden drain to pump caustic wastewater directly into the King County sewer system. That's despite telling officials that the company reused all its wastewater and didn't discharge any. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Feds: Seattle barrel company used hidden drain to pollute

Dec. 18, 2019 6:19 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A century-old Seattle barrel company has been indicted along with its third-generation owner in what prosecutors describe as a long-running pollution conspiracy. The 36-count indictment made public Wednesday said Seattle Barrel and Cooperage used a hidden drain to pump caustic wastewater...

Delaware poultry processor to pay $420K for contamination

Dec. 17, 2019 4:03 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware poultry processing company accused of contaminating surface and groundwater through the illegal disposal of wastewater and sludge has agreed to pay a $420,000 penalty and upgrade its wastewater system. The agreement and a proposed consent decree between state environmental...

In this image taken from video provided by Blue Origin, the New Shepard rocket takes off near Van Horn, Texas. Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' space company, has scored another successful spaceflight, when it launched and landed the same rocket for the sixth time Wednesday. (Blue Origin via AP)

Blue Origin launches, lands same rocket record 6 times

Dec. 11, 2019 5:05 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' space company, has scored another successful spaceflight. Blue Origin used the same rocket for the sixth time Wednesday in West Texas. The suborbital flight exposed the capsule and its contents — including NASA experiments, artwork and a...

Spain: Firefighters make headway to extinguish factory fire

Dec. 11, 2019 8:29 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish emergency services said Wednesday that firefighters were making headway in extinguishing a fire that destroyed a chemical plant in a northeastern town, and that warnings that people should stay indoors had been lifted. The early morning blaze at a solvent and industrial residues...

FILE - In this July 5, 2016, file photo, cans and plastic bottles brought in for recycling fill containers at a recycling center in Sacramento, Calif. The state of California is fining CVS Pharmacy a record $3.6 million for failing to redeem deposits on bottles and cans at some of its locations, regulators said Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California fines CVS $3.6 million for failing to recycle

Dec. 9, 2019 9:24 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is fining the nation's largest pharmacy health care provider a record $3.6 million for failing to redeem deposits on bottles and cans at some of its locations, regulators said Monday. The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, better known as...

Police confront protesters at the garbage dump in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Authorities in the southern Bosnian city of Mostar dispatched police to remove residents who have been blocking access to the city's only landfill over concerns that it poses serious health and environmental risks. (AP Photo)

Bosnian police forcibly break up protest over landfill site

Dec. 9, 2019 8:35 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities in the southern Bosnian city of Mostar dispatched police Monday to remove residents who have been blocking access to the city’s only landfill over concerns that it poses serious health and environmental risks. Police, including officers in full riot...