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Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dakota finally cleaned up

Sep. 19, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Five years and almost $100 million later, cleanup is complete on a massive oil pipeline leak in North Dakota that has been called one of the biggest onshore spills in U.S. history, industry and state officials said Wednesday. The spill by Tesoro, now known as Andeavor, was found by a...

Toxic waste sites in Florence's path under close watch

Sep. 15, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

As Tropical Storm Florence spins inland, environmental regulators are monitoring more than three dozen toxic waste sites in the storm's path, as well as scores of low-lying water- and sewage-treatment plants at risk of flooding. The Environmental Protection Agency has identified 41 Superfund sites in threatened...

Regulators keep watch on toxic waste sites during hurricane

Sep. 14, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

As Hurricane Florence spins inland, environmental regulators are monitoring more than three dozen toxic waste sites in the storm's path, as well as scores of low-lying water- and sewage-treatment plants at risk of flooding. The Environmental Protection Agency has identified 41 Superfund sites in threatened parts...

The Latest: EPA boss says Superfund cleanups are a priority

Sep. 7, 2018 8:12 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a visit to two Superfund sites in southwestern Montana by acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler (all times local): 6 p.m. The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says cleaning up contamination at mining industry sites and other polluted locations is a...

Kentuckian withdraws from federal surface mining nomination

Sep. 6, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The head of a Kentucky engineering firm who was nominated to run a federal agency that cleans up former surface mines has withdrawn from consideration for the job. News outlets report Steven Gardner withdrew his nomination to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement...

States vow to press fight against Trump's car fuel rules

Aug. 2, 2018 8:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — State prosecutors from California to Massachusetts blasted the Trump administration Thursday for proposing weaker auto fuel-efficiency standards they said would imperil clean air and increase greenhouse gases. Months after they pre-emptively sued to block anticipated efforts by the...

Deal reached to clean land around 3 US plutonium reactors

Jul. 31, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A portion of the vast Washington state site where the U.S. government created much of the plutonium for the nation's nuclear arsenal will be scrubbed free of radiation and other pollution under a final plan reached by the U.S. Department of Energy and federal and state regulators. The...

Agreement reached in Anaconda Superfund cleanup

Jul. 30, 2018 12:34 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says an agreement has been reached over the cleanup of a century's worth of smelting waste in the southwestern Montana town of Anaconda. The agreement among the EPA, the Atlantic Richfield Co., the state of Montana and Anaconda-Deer Lodge County came...