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EPA fines Hawaii County for missing sewage plan deadline

Nov. 11, 2021 16:12 PM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Hawaii County $28,500 for failing to develop a plan to replace large capacity cesspools in Kau with a wastewater treatment plant. The EPA required all large capacity cesspools to close by 2005 but a...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 08, 2021 10:03 AM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. Nov. 7, 2021. Editorial: Cleanup plan at AltEn shows magnitude of work, disaster Imagine pesticide-laden wet cake piled onto Tom Osborne Field to nearly the top of Memorial Stadium, which is surrounded by 273 Woods Park-sized...

Heavy rains damage roads in Alaska ski community

Nov. 05, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A weather system dumped heavy rains in parts of south-central Alaska over the past week, damaging roads in the ski community of Girdwood. Officials in the community, which is part of the Municipality of Anchorage, hope to receive financial help...

Project to improve central Maine fish passage completed

Nov. 05, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A road project that conservationists hope will improve fish passage in central Maine has been completed. The project is a road-stream crossing replacement in Farmington, near the border with Temple. It was completed in late October. The Atlantic...

McMaster suggests $500M in virus money for water, sewer work

Oct. 28, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor wants to put $500 million of federal COVID-19 relief money toward fixing and improving water systems across the state, with priority given to rural and smaller systems. Gov. Henry McMaster announced his idea Thursday,...

Work starts on plant to treat mine waste water in Belt Creek

Oct. 24, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

BELT, Mont. (AP) — The town of Belt was built on coal. For 50 years men worked the mines ringing the small town east of Great Falls. The coal they harvested was first used to power the paddle-wheelers that once plied the Missouri River. Later it fired the smelters of...

Report: Jackson dumped 6B gallons of partly treated sewage

Oct. 19, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s capital city dumped more than 6 billion gallons (22.7 billion liters) of partly treated sewage into a river in 2020, seven years after signing a federal court agreement to clean up its act, court records show. The records also show...

Cities seek to loosen rules on spending federal pandemic aid

Oct. 17, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

At the Loma Verde Recreation Center south of San Diego, demolition work is underway on a $24 million project that will rebuild the facility from the ground up, complete with a new pool. An hour's drive to the north, the iconic bridge to the Oceanside pier is deteriorating because the city...

Paul Salata, creator of Mr. Irrelevant Award, dies at 94

Oct. 16, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

Paul Salata, who created the Mr. Irrelevant Award that honors the last selection of the NFL draft after playing football at Southern California and in the NFL and Canadian Football League, died Saturday. He was 94. He died of natural causes at home in Newport Beach,...

Public meeting on ANR's plans for COVID relief funding

Oct. 03, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is hosting a public meeting to discuss a variety of environmental topics, including the agency's plan to invest about $100 million in COVID-19 relief funding on water infrastructure projects. ...