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Landfill odor: Health problems, but no elevated cancer risk

Aug. 11, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

Missouri’s health department on Thursday announced findings of a lengthy examination of the troubled Bridgeton Landfill in suburban St. Louis, determining that the foul odor emitting from the landfill created health problems but did not increase the risk of cancer. The finding of...

Initial dives in collapsed Mexican mine unsuccessful

Aug. 11, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rescue divers' first attempts to reach 10 miners trapped inside a flooded coal mine since last week were stopped by debris-filled shafts and poor visibility, Mexican authorities said Thursday. They made four attempts Wednesday and managed to remove more than a...

South Africa to charge 14 miners with the rapes of 8 women

Aug. 10, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African prosecutors have charged seven self-employed miners with the rapes of eight women nearly two weeks ago in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg. Seven more men are to be charged with the rapes on Thursday, officials said. The rapes of...

Federal court denies tribe a review of uranium license

Aug. 09, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday denied the Oglala Sioux Tribe's request for a review of a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission decision to grant a license for a potential uranium mine in southwestern South Dakota despite the tribe not being individually consulted on the...

'The Sacrifice Zone': Myanmar bears cost of green energy

Aug. 09, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

The birds no longer sing, and the herbs no longer grow. The fish no longer swim in rivers that have turned a murky brown. The animals do not roam, and the cows are sometimes found dead. The people in this northern Myanmar forest have lost a way of life that goes back generations. But...

Iowa metal manufacturer settles US government complaint

Aug. 08, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A southwest Iowa company that makes metal castings used by military contractors in helicopters and other equipment has reached a settlement in a lawsuit alleging the company failed to test the castings and falsely certified test results over seven years. ...

Mexico to send aquatic drone into shaft with trapped miners

Aug. 08, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico will attempt to send an aquatic drone into a collapsed coal mine where 10 miners have been trapped since last week. Laura Velázquez, national Civil Defense coordinator, said Monday that images from the drone could help authorities decide whether to send...

Electric vehicle battery-related plant announced in Kentucky

Aug. 08, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lotte Aluminium Materials USA plans an aluminum foil manufacturing operation to serve the electric vehicle battery industry in Kentucky and is expected to create 122 full-time jobs. The company is investing $238.7 million in the plant in Hardin County, Gov....

Judge: Agency keeps ignoring environment in coal region plan

Aug. 05, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal agency has once again failed to consider possible damage to the environment caused by mining coal when setting land management policies governing a major coal-producing region in Wyoming and Montana, a judge ruled this week. The ruling rejected...

Relatives of POWs call on Red Cross to help find loved ones

Aug. 05, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Relatives of prisoners of war captured by the Russians following the fall of Mariupol gathered in central Kyiv Thursday demanding information about their husbands, fathers and sons following a strike on a prison housing POWs in a separatist region of eastern Ukraine last week...