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Illinois sues company after lead found in village's water

Aug. 17, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (AP) — Illinois alleges that a company that provides water to a Chicago suburb made changes without permission from state regulators that caused lead to contaminate the village's drinking water. Attorney General Kwame Raoul filed a lawsuit Friday against Aqua Illinois, the company...

Mayor: Officials waited days to warn of lake chemical spill

Aug. 16, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana mayor accused state environmental officials Friday of waiting several days before notifying his city about a steel mill's spill of cyanide and another chemical that led to a fish kill and prompted the closure of beaches along Lake Michigan. Portage Mayor John Cannon said the...

The Latest: Mayor: Officials delayed notifying city of spill

Aug. 16, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a chemical spill northwestern Indiana's Lake Michigan shoreline (all times local): 2:20 p.m. A northwestern Indiana mayor says state environmental officials waited several days before notifying his city about a chemical spill that has caused a fish kill and prompted the...

Data confirms growing dead zone in Chesapeake Bay

Aug. 16, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland scientists have been warning of a growing "dead zone" in the Chesapeake Bay. Now the numbers are in, confirming their dire warnings were correct. Natural Resources Department data shows an area with little to no oxygen spread to 2 cubic miles (8 cubic kilometers) by late...

Report: Great Lakes cleanups boost economic development

Aug. 13, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A new report says cleaning up some of the Great Lakes region's most heavily polluted areas has led to billions of dollars' worth of economic development and brought communities closer together. The study released Tuesday was conducted by the International Association for Great Lakes...

Fukushima nuclear plant out of space for radioactive water

Aug. 9, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The utility company operating Fukushima's tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant said Friday it will run out of space to store massive amounts of contaminated water in three years, adding pressure on the government and the public to reach a consensus on what to do with it. Three reactors at...

Minnesota appeals court blocks key permit for PolyMet mine

Aug. 6, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A state appeals court has blocked a key permit for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday stayed the project's water quality permit. Minnesota Public Radio News reports environmental groups and the Fond du Lac Band...

32 years after poisoning, cleanup launched at arsenic site

Aug. 6, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

KENT, N.Y. (AP) — In the weeks after they moved from New York City to their dream home in the leafy countryside, Norman and Alicia Berns grew ill with nausea, numbness and crushing fatigue. She tried to restore her health by drinking plenty of water, but that turned out to be the worst thing she could do....

Bottled water company closing following tainted water crisis

Aug. 2, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts water company is closing after its bottled water was found to be tainted by potentially toxic chemicals. Spring Hill Farm Dairy CEO Harold Rogers says that what he called "unwarranted attention on our company" and changing regulations in different states and the...

Chemours CEO says company on firm financial footing

Aug. 2, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The CEO of Chemours is assuring investors that the chemical company is financially sound, despite a disappointing second quarter and a high-stakes lawsuit against former parent company DuPont. Chemours lowered its full-year guidance Thursday as it reported net income of $96 million, or...