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Foxconn investing in $30 million water recycling system

Jun. 19, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group plans to invest in a $30 million recycling system that will significantly reduce the amount of water it has to draw from Lake Michigan for its proposed manufacturing complex in southeast Wisconsin, the company said Tuesday. Taiwan-based Foxconn announced that the...

EPA lays out next steps to clean up southwest Colorado mines

Jun. 14, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday laid out the next steps it will take to clean up wastewater flowing from dozens of old mines in southwestern Colorado, including dredging contaminated sediment from streambeds and digging ditches to divert water away from tainted rocks and...

North Dakota OKs refinery construction near national park

Jun. 13, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department issued a permit Wednesday allowing construction of an oil refinery about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Theodore Roosevelt National Park, a project opposed by several national and regional conservation groups. The Davis Refinery still has other hurdles,...

Inmates flood Kentucky police chief's office with sewage

Jun. 12, 2018 8:44 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Inmates housed in an aging lockup flooded a Kentucky police chief's office with sewage by flushing jumpsuits and shredded bedding down the toilets. A week after the wastewater overflow, more repairs are needed before Louisville Metro Chief Steve Conrad can use his office again....

Study finds possible deep faults, possible earthquake source

Jun. 5, 2018 2:43 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Scientists may have found previously unmapped faults in Oklahoma that could be contributing to a sharp increase in induced earthquakes in the state, according to a report on a study that used magnetic imaging to explore the rock formations below the earth's surface. The apparent faults...

Ashland buys land that belonged to missing ex-NASCAR driver

May. 17, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Ashland City Council has voted to buy land that belonged to a former race car driver who disappeared last year. Harold Hardesty walked off his property a little more than a year ago and hasn't been seen since. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said investigators believe the...

Dog rescued from Colorado wastewater treatment plant

May. 9, 2018 2:24 AM EDT

A 2-year-old English mastiff led astray by an escape-prone hound dog is happy to be home, but still stinks after being found stranded in muck at a wastewater treatment plant in Colorado. Gidget's ordeal started when a walker coonhound named Buddy helped her escape from their house in Pueblo West on Sunday...

Kansas experiences earthquake increase in April

May. 1, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Geologists are blaming a spate of small Kansas earthquakes on an underground pressure wave that is slowly creeping northward from the Oklahoma border region. The Wichita Eagle reports there were 13 earthquakes that originated in Kansas last month and were strong enough to feel. That...

Pulling water from Lake Michigan for Foxconn plant approved

Apr. 26, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has approved a request to pull millions of gallons of water daily from Lake Michigan to serve a new Foxconn Technology Group manufacturing plant, helping the Taiwanese electronics giant clear a major regulatory hurdle. Foxconn expects to...

Northwest medical waste treatment plant fined for pollution

Apr. 26, 2018 1:19 PM EDT

CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) — A company that treats medical waste from Washington, Oregon and Idaho has been fined for a series of improper releases of polluted wastewater. The Chronicle newspaper of Centralia reports that Washington's Department of Ecology fined Stericycle Inc. $72,000 for the pollution from...