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Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 21, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

The Mining Journal. September 15, 2020 Marquette area continues to be noted for excellence To the surprise of absolutely no one who lives here, Marquette has made another of those top 10 or best of lists that come out from time to time. In the latest example, the city and its immediate environs have been named...

Maine collecting unwanted pesticides for free disposal

Sep. 21, 2020 5:00 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine state program is encouraging residents to dispose of unwanted and unusable pesticides for free this fall. The state said its Obsolete Pesticides Collection Program has kept more than 109 tons of pesticides out of the waste stream since it started in 1982. It's open to...

Wisconsin groundwater study completed, but analysis is not

Sep. 19, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Researchers have completed the fourth and final round of private well sampling to determine sources of fecal contamination in wells that were previously flagged for issues as part of an ongoing groundwater study in southwestern Wisconsin. The findings released Wednesday found 76...

Feds: Inadequately treated sewage released into Kansas River

Sep. 18, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

WAMEGO, Kan. (AP) — A federal indictment alleges that a wastewater operator discharged inadequately treated sewage into the Kansas River and falsified discharge reports in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. Forty-seven-year-old David Schleif, of Belvue, was charged this week in a 20-count...

Permit for water treatment system issued for Chemours site

Sep. 18, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Department of Environmental Quality has issued a permit for a water treatment system at the Chemours Fayetteville Works site to remove so-called forever chemicals from a contaminated stream. The department said in a press release on Friday that the stream flows...

DNR: Avoid eating deer livers in Marinette area

Sep. 15, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State environmental and health officials warned people Tuesday to avoid eating the livers of deer harvested around the Marinette area to avoid exposure to PFAS chemicals. PFAS are man-made chemcials that research suggests can cause a range of health problems in humans. The chemicals...

Washington state county states goal to remove polluting dam

Sep. 15, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state county announced its goal to remove the Electron Dam on the Puyallup River located roughly 42 miles (68 kilometers) southeast of Seattle following the pollution of the river by the dam's owners. Electron Hydro, the dam's owners, polluted over 40 miles (64 kilometers) of...

Washington dairies challenge EPA groundwater pollution study

Sep. 14, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A dispute between Washington state dairies and the Environmental Protection Agency over groundwater contamination is being argued in federal court. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Sunday that a 2012 EPA study linked a handful of dairies near Granger and Sunnyside to groundwater...

Four rivers to be treated for sea lamprey control

Sep. 13, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Four tributaries of Lake Champlain will be treated with a pesticide this fall to control sea lamprey that prey on wild trout, salmon and other species, federal and state wildlife officials say. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife will...

In this Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, photo New Hampshire Rep. Nancy Murphy, D-Merrimack, poses for a photo outside the Saint-Gobain plastics factory in Merrimack, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

State: Saint Gobain can't delay smokestack upgrades

Sep. 11, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

New Hampshire has denied a request from a chemical company blamed for contaminating drinking water with PFAS chemicals to delay installing smokestack upgrades that would address the problem. Saint-Gobain had argued the delays are necessary partly due to problems the company’s suppliers and contractors have...