Latest Wastewater News

Court allows sale of troubled Oregon dairy farm to proceed

Jan. 18, 2019 11:14 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge has allowed the proposed sale of the troubled Lost Valley Farm to proceed despite objections by Oregon agencies over who will clean up the dairy's wastewater and manure. Court-appointed trustee Randy Sugarman recently entered into an asset purchase agreement...

Oklahoma earthquakes decrease for 3rd straight year

Jan. 1, 2019 12:51 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The number of Oklahoma earthquakes registering a magnitude 3.0 or greater has declined for the third consecutive year after state regulators began directing oil and natural gas producers to close some wells and reduce injection volumes in others. The number of such quakes began...

Lawmakers could face debate over earthquake damage

Dec. 18, 2018 3:10 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are likely to face renewed debate in the next legislative session about how or whether to hold oil and gas companies accountable for property damage caused by earthquakes in Kansas. Earthquakes have increased in Kansas since 2013 when fracking, or hydraulic fracturing,...

Sewage from Mexico spill flows north into California waters

Dec. 12, 2018 4:08 PM EST

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Millions of gallons of raw sewage has spilled into Mexico's Tijuana River and is flowing north into California, fouling beaches in San Diego County, where swimmers and surfers were urged to stay out of the ocean. If the spill that began late Monday continues unabated, it could...

Water from sewage rivers used to grow vegetables in Bolivia

Dec. 12, 2018 12:03 AM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — What gets flushed down in Bolivia's capital city is used to irrigate the green, leafy fields that supply its produce markets. For farmer Richard Mamani it's part of a family tradition. Like his parents before him, he uses water from untreated sewage to tend to vegetables that are his...

EPA: Fish damage from mine spill wasn't severe, long-lasting

Dec. 5, 2018 6:53 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Fish and other aquatic life did not suffer severe or long-lasting damage from a mine waste spill three years ago that polluted rivers in three states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said. An EPA report released last week analyzed the 2015 spill at the inactive Gold King Mine in...

High court rules against Hopi Tribe in snowmaking challenge

Nov. 29, 2018 4:55 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Hopi Tribe has lost a legal battle against snowmaking on a northern Arizona mountain where tribal members made frequent pilgrimages to gather plants and water for ceremonial use long before a ski resort existed. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday the tribe's emotional,...