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Cities involved in wastewater testing for coronavirus

Oct. 26, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N. D. (AP) — A handful of North Dakota cities are involved in the emerging science of testing wastewater for the coronavirus. North Dakota’s Department of Environmental Quality is heading the testing that’s underway in Bismarck, Fargo, West Fargo, Mandan and Williston with plans to...

Permit could set less water testing at Ogeechee River plant

Oct. 24, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

SYLVANIA, Ga. (AP) — Environmentalists are protesting a proposal to loosen testing requirements for water discharged from a Georgia textile plant. The Savannah Morning News reports that Georgia's Environmental Protection Division has proposed less stringent testing for Milliken & Co.'s Longleaf Plant...

Contract worker at Buffalo sewage plant falls in well, dies

Oct. 23, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A contract worker fell into a well on the site of a wastewater treatment plant in Buffalo on Thursday, officials said. The Buffalo Sewer Authority contract worker fell into a well that eventually emptied into the Niagara River at around 11 a.m. Thursday, WGRZ-TV reported. Rescue crews...

3.2-magnitude quake rattles area on Kansas-Oklahoma line

Oct. 22, 2020 10:26 PM EDT

PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) — A magnitude 3.2 earthquake shook an area on the Kansas-Oklahoma line Thursday night, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The tremor struck at 8:17 p.m. and was centered in a remote area 22 miles (35 kilometers) northwest of Ponca City, Oklahoma, at a depth of almost 5 miles (8...

Boise Cascade says it might close Oregon plywood mill

Oct. 21, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Boise Cascade says it may close a plywood mill in eastern Oregon at the end of the year and lay off all the 229 people who work there. “We haven’t made a definite decision yet to curtail (production) at the facility, but we wanted to give the (regulatory) notice to our...

Rural Maine water systems to make fixes with federal help

Oct. 18, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

GARDINER, Maine (AP) — The federal government is providing a pair of rural Maine water systems more than $5.7 million to help make improvements. U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development is giving the city of Gardiner more than $3.5 million and the Livermore Falls Water District $2.2 million. Most...

Wipes flushed in toilets cause big waste spill in small town

Oct. 17, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — Small town, big mess. Baby wipes clogged the wastewater system in Beulah in northern Michigan, causing a backup of 10,000 gallons of human waste from a manhole, the Traverse City Record-Eagle reported. The spill was on the grounds of the village's wastewater treatment plant....

Residents use portable toilets as sewer system backs up

Oct. 9, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

MOYOCK, N.C. (AP) — Residents of nearly 200 homes in an affluent eastern North Carolina neighborhood have been forced to use portable bathrooms after the sewer system backed up. The Virginia-Pilot reported Thursday that problems are occurring at the Eagle Creek subdivision in Moyock. Eagle Creek resident...

European institutions give money to back Albanian tourism

Oct. 8, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Union on Thursday gave 100 million euros ($117.5 million) to Albania to help its tourism industry recover and boost its competitiveness in the region. The EBRD gave a soft loan of 60 million euros to co-finance...

Wyoming agency blocks oil company from dumping more waste

Oct. 7, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming environmental regulators blocked an oil company’s request to discharge higher volumes of wastewater from a proposed project. Aethon Energy had requested the state to allow them to dispose of more water and pollutants so it could drill more at its proposed wells. The...