Latest Wastewater News

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake shakes Texas, Oklahoma panhandles

Oct. 20, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — An earthquake has shaken parts of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 8:04 a.m. Saturday about 9 miles (15 kilometers) north-northeast of Amarillo. The temblor was recorded at a depth of 3 miles (5...

Oregon issues $187K fine to dairy for 224 violations

Oct. 17, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon regulators have fined the state's second-largest dairy more than $187,000 after finding 224 violations of its wastewater permit. The Statesman Journal reports the state Department of Agriculture announced the fine last week against Lost Valley Farm near Boardman. The violations...

The Latest: FEMA Chief: Florida damage among worst he's seen

Oct. 14, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on communities struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long is calling the damage left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he's ever seen. Long toured several towns in Florida's...

Mexico's Holbox ecotourism resort bans Styrofoam, PET

Oct. 8, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government has banned disposable containers at the Holbox resort, located at the tip of the Yucatan peninsula. Holbox is best known for its shallow seas, flamingos and whale sharks. But the small, eco-tourist resort has been plagued by problems of deficient infrastructure and...

The Latest: Waste treatment plant disabled due to flooding

Sep. 26, 2018 8:38 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8:30 p.m. South Carolina state health and environmental officials say a wastewater treatment plant is not working due to flooding from Hurricane Florence and untreated wastewater is now being discharged into a...

The Latest: 2 die in rising flood waters that overtook a van

Sep. 18, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence's lingering impact (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Two people have died after a van was overtaken by rising flood waters in South Carolina. Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson tells The Associated Press that two women drowned at around 6 p.m. Tuesday when a...

Judge will appoint trustee to run huge Oregon dairy

Sep. 15, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A bankruptcy judge has said the U.S. Justice Department can take over the management of the second-largest dairy in Oregon. Judge Fredrick Clement issued his decision last Wednesday on the future of Lost Valley Farm, a massive dairy farm permitted to house up to 30,000 cows, the...

A year later, Texas regulators move against Harvey polluters

Aug. 31, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — More than a year after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast, state environmental authorities have only just begun enforcement actions against a handful of companies deemed responsible for some of the most massive air and water pollution incidents reported during and immediately...

Oregon fines seafood company for Yaquina Bay pollution

Aug. 23, 2018 1:25 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has issued $43,200 in fines to a Seattle-based seafood company after environmental regulators found wastewater violations at its surimi factory in Newport. The Statesman Journals reports the recent fine is the third time since 2015 the state Department of Environmental Quality has...