Latest Drinking water quality News

Gillibrand highlights contaminated water in New Hampshire

Mar. 15, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand is trying to connect with voters' important issues on the ground — or, in some cases, underground. The U.S. senator from New York held two roundtable discussions Friday in New Hampshire communities struggling with contaminated...

CEO of troubled Wells Fargo says bank is stronger

Mar. 12, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEO of beleaguered Wells Fargo told Congress Tuesday that the bank has cleaned up its act after a series of scandals that affected millions of customers. But Democrats — and some Republicans — on the House Financial Services Committee didn't seem to be buying it. Wells...

New Mexico: Military needs to do more to clean up jet fuel

Mar. 11, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has excavated thousands of tons of soil and treated millions of gallons of water contaminated by jet fuel at a base bordering New Mexico's largest city, but state regulators say the military still has more cleanup to do. The New Mexico environment department,...

Tennessee Valley Authority defends coal ash cleanup actions

Mar. 8, 2019 4:09 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority this week defended its relationship with a contractor accused of subverting safety precautions and sickening workers during the cleanup of a massive coal ash spill. In a Wednesday letter to two Tennessee congressmen, TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson...

Lawmakers: High costs slowing action on contaminant in water

Mar. 6, 2019 4:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cleaning up and protecting U.S. drinking water from a class of toxic chemicals used in many household items could cost in the tens of billions of dollars nationally, including $2 billion for the Department of Defense alone, witnesses testified Wednesday before a House panel urging the...

New Mexico sues US Air Force over groundwater contamination

Mar. 5, 2019 7:18 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Tuesday sued the U.S. Air Force over groundwater contamination at two bases, saying the federal government has a responsibility to clean up plumes of toxic chemicals left behind by past military firefighting activities. The contamination — linked to a class of...

Senate confirms acting EPA chief for permanent role

Feb. 28, 2019 5:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, despite concerns by Democrats and one Republican about regulatory rollbacks he's made in eight months as the agency's acting chief. Senators voted 52-47 to confirm...

Video shows AP reporter shoved by guard at EPA headquarters

Feb. 26, 2019 5:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Security camera footage released Tuesday undermines Trump administration claims that a reporter for The Associated Press tried to force her way into the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters to cover a summit last year on drinking water contaminants. Video obtained through a...

50M gallons of polluted water pours daily from US mine sites

Feb. 20, 2019 7:00 PM EST

RIMINI, Mont. (AP) — Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated, The Associated Press has found. That torrent is poisoning aquatic...

Keystone restarts pipeline after repairing Missouri leak

Feb. 19, 2019 5:16 PM EST

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A segment of the Keystone pipeline that was shut down in early February when a leak was discovered in Missouri is now back in service. Terry Cunha of pipeline operator TransCanada Corp. says the segment from Steele City, Nebraska, to Patoka, Illinois, was restarted Thursday morning....