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Refinery plans to produce fuel from paper, lumber mill waste

Oct. 29, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine research company has announced a partnership with a New Hampshire wholesale energy supplier to produce and market a patented zero-emission biofuel. Biofine Developments Northeast Inc. of Bangor says that it plans to finalize the site for a biorefinery this month and begin...

FILE - In this May 19, 1998, file photo, the sun sets on Squam Lake, as seen from Red Hill in Moultonborough, N.H. New Hampshire filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, against the agrochemical giant Monsanto over what it says has been widespread PCB pollution in the state. The state said PCBs have fouled about numerous square miles of the Atlantic Ocean and 46 other water bodies including Squam Lake and stretches of the Souhegan River. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

New Hampshire sues Monsanto over PCB contamination

Oct. 27, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

New Hampshire filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the agrochemical giant Monsanto over what it says has been widespread PCB pollution in the state that has fouled waterways and found its way into the wildlife include seals, loons and fish. The state alleges Monsanto and two companies that used to be part of Monsanto,...

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...

US housing officials investigate General Iron's Chicago move

Oct. 24, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal housing officials are investigating why the city of Chicago is allowing a chronic polluter company to move its operation from a wealthy, largely white neighborhood to a low-income, predominantly Latino neighborhood. The Ohio-based company that bought General Iron Industries —...

5 hospitalized after factory store evacuated in Maine

Oct. 22, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — Five people were hospitalized after a report of chemical exposure at a factory store in Skowhegan that led to the building's evacuation on Thursday. The exposure led to the evacuation of the New Balance Factory Store, the Morning Sentinel reported. More than two dozen employees...

Mill spills more than 30,000 gallons into Penobscot River

Oct. 22, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

OLD TOWN, Maine (AP) — The ND Paper mill in Old Town spilled more than 30,000 gallons of pulping chemicals into the Penobscot River earlier this month, officials said. The mill suspended production after discovering that chemicals were spilling into the river through a ruptured underground sewer line and a...

Suits challenge emissions by Georgia sterilizing company

Oct. 20, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Homeowners in Georgia have filed a lawsuit over emissions of a chemical used by a company that sterilizes medical equipment. The Journal-Constitution reports that the attorney for the couple who filed the suit says it's the first of many such cases. The lawsuit was filed by Bridget and...

Plastic bag ban starts in New York after months of delay

Oct. 19, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s long-delayed ban on single-use plastic bags went into effect Monday. The state law bans supermarkets, department stores and other types of businesses from distributing the thin plastic bags that have been clogging up landfills, getting tangled in trees and accumulating...

Family honors Foam Packaging co-founder’s notable creation

Oct. 18, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Jesse Davenport turned 90 on Oct. 5, and to help celebrate his birthday his family threw him a party that included a cake made to look like an 18-count egg carton. This may sound strange to most, but for Davenport, it was an appropriate design. Davenport was one of the founders of...

N. Carolina sues for damages in 'forever chemicals' release

Oct. 13, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state of North Carolina sued on Tuesday to seek financial damages from companies associated with so-called “forever chemicals” released for decades from a Bladen County plant into the Cape Fear River. Attorney General Josh Stein, who is also a plaintiff in the...