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Bradenton isn’t the 1st Florida city sued over sewage spills

Dec. 05, 2021 03:13 AM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The city of Bradenton could find itself in the same seat as other local governments that have been accused of breaking federal law with repeated sewage spills. Led by Suncoast Waterkeeper, several environmental conservation groups announced that...

Fetus found in wastewater at Mobile treatment plant

Nov. 19, 2021 11:12 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Police say a premature fetus was found Wednesday night at a wastewater treatment facility in Mobile, according to police. A worker with the Mobile Area Water and Sewer System discovered the fetus in a machine that screens wastewater at the...

16 small Massachusetts towns share $3M in grants

Nov. 13, 2021 12:50 PM EST

MONTAGUE, Mass. (AP) — More than a dozen small towns in Massachusetts are sharing a total of $3 million in state grants to support local projects from improving wastewater treatment facilities to updating a 70-year-old fire station. The Rural and Small Town Development...

EPA fines Hawaii County for missing sewage plan deadline

Nov. 11, 2021 16:12 PM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Hawaii County $28,500 for failing to develop a plan to replace large capacity cesspools in Kau with a wastewater treatment plant. The EPA required all large capacity cesspools to close by 2005 but a...

EPA outlines $630M plan to curtail Tijuana sewage pollution

Nov. 09, 2021 18:18 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $630 million plan to capture and treat sewage-tainted water that routinely flows over the border from Tijuana into San Diego Bay. The Union-Tribune reported Tuesday that the plan includes...

DOJ announces environmental justice probe in Alabama county

Nov. 09, 2021 13:00 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday that it has embarked on a historic environmental justice investigation into an impoverished Alabama county's longstanding wastewater problems, which have left some residents with sewage in their yards. ...

Nicholas County receives $1 million to help flooding damage

Nov. 05, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Nicholas County has been awarded roughly $1 million from Kentucky's Department for Local Government to help restore infrastructure damaged by severe flash flooding, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday. The announcement comes after the county was...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Oct. 20, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

The (Huntington) Herald-Dispatch. Oct. 17, 2021. Editorial: PSC decision gives WV time to consider coal plants’ futures The headline on an email sent by an energy news aggregator website said it well: “West Virginia regulators go all in on coal...

Report: Jackson dumped 6B gallons of partly treated sewage

Oct. 19, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s capital city dumped more than 6 billion gallons (22.7 billion liters) of partly treated sewage into a river in 2020, seven years after signing a federal court agreement to clean up its act, court records show. The records also show...

Japan PM says Fukushima wastewater release can't be delayed

Oct. 17, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new prime minister on Sunday said the planned mass disposal of wastewater stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant cannot be delayed, despite concerns from local residents. Speaking at his first visit to the facility since taking...