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Pipe spills oilfield wastewater in Missouri River tributary

Jul. 15, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Cleanup is underway after 21,000 gallons of brine oilfield wastewater leaked from an underground pipeline in western North Dakota and into an unnamed tributary of the Missouri River, the state Health Department said Monday. State environmental scientist Bill Suess said the pipeline...

Scientists predicting record dead zone in Chesapeake Bay

Jun. 21, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Some ecologists at the University of Maryland are worried that a large spot of low oxygen in the Chesapeake Bay could harm the state's seafood industry. News outlets report environmental scientists from Maryland and University of Michigan say they're predicting a 2-mile...

Gee whiz: Testing of sewage confirms rise in marijuana use

Jun. 20, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The proof is in the pee. A federally funded study has confirmed, not surprisingly, that marijuana use went up in Washington state after its first legal pot stores opened in 2014. In fact, consumption appeared to double, at least in one major city, over three years — a conclusion...

Correction: River-Fish Kill story

Jun. 14, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — In a story June 13 about a waste water spill in Alabama, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the company responsible for the spill. The company is Tyson Foods, not Tyson Farms. A corrected version of the story is below: Tyson Foods spill spreads E. coli, kills fish in...

That vanilla smell? It's the wastewater treatment plant

Jun. 13, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The air is a little sweeter now that a Mississippi Gulf Coast community is spraying a vanilla scent to mask the odor of its wastewater treatment plant. More than two dozen machines recently started blowing scented mist into the air 19 hours a day at the Pascagoula-Moss Point...

The Latest: Carnival to pay $20M for cruise pollution

Jun. 3, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Carnival Cruises-Pollution (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Carnival Corp. has reached a settlement with federal prosecutors in which the world's largest cruise line agreed to pay a $20 million penalty for its ships continuing to pollute the oceans despite promising years ago to...

EPA taking 1st big steps to clean up leaking Colorado mines

May. 23, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will take the first major steps this summer to clean up wastewater flowing from dozens of old mines at a Superfund site in southwestern Colorado, officials said Thursday. The work includes dredging contaminated sediment from streams and ponds,...