Latest Industrial pollution News

2 shipping companies plead guilty to hiding oil pollution

Oct. 16, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two shipping companies incorporated in Liberia pleaded guilty in Delaware to presenting falsified documents to the U.S. Coast Guard to hide oil pollution caused by one of their cargo ships. A U.S. Department of Justice statement says Nederland Shipping Company and Chartworld...

Texas agency blames Imelda in mass release of air pollutants

Sep. 25, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Flooding caused by Tropical Storm Imelda triggered the release of about 100,000 pounds (45,000 kilograms) of toxic air pollutants from chemical plants and refineries in Southeast Texas, state environmental records show. Industrial facilities are vulnerable when struck by storms like Imelda,...

Pollution found in US river downstream of Canada mines

Sep. 23, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. government scientists found high levels of pollution that can be toxic to fish, aquatic insects and the birds that feed on them in a river that flows into Montana and Idaho from a coal mining region of Canada, officials said Monday. Elevated levels of selenium were found in fish...

3M halting some work in Alabama for environmental reasons

Sep. 20, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A company that's facing lawsuits and public scrutiny over pollution from a north Alabama plant says it's suspending some manufacturing work because of environmental reasons. A statement issued by 3M Co. says it is temporarily halting some operations at its factory in Decatur, but no...

Tennessee firms shut down over unproven, unapproved products

Sep. 4, 2019 3:51 AM EDT

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Tennessee-based companies have been ordered to stop unlawfully distributing unapproved drugs and misbranded and contaminated devices and supplements. The Tennessean reports a federal judge issued an injunction Tuesday against Basic Reset, Biogenyx, owner Fred R. Kaufman III...

EPA moves to revoke rules on oil industry methane leaks

Aug. 29, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Thursday to revoke regulations on methane leaks from oil facilities, a proposal environmental advocates said would renounce key federal authority to regulate the climate-damaging gas. The proposed rule follows President Donald Trump's directions to remove...

Warsaw sewage plant malfunction contaminates Vistula river

Aug. 29, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities on Thursday were warning residents in cities along the Vistula river that runs into the Baltic Sea of a "crisis" situation after Warsaw's new sewage collection plant malfunctioned. The health minister and local authorities said they have been closely monitoring the...