Latest Water quality News

Miami-Dade is working on a plan to clean up Biscayne Bay

May. 14, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Biscayne Bay is in dire straits, with several fish kills racked up over the last few summers, vanishing seagrass meadows and climate change cranking up the heat on Miami-Dade’s blue gem. Now, for the first time, Miami-Dade County is developing a formal,...

Agency unanimously rejects California desalination project

May. 13, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California coastal panel on Thursday rejected a long-standing proposal to build a $1.4 billion seawater desalination plant to turn Pacific Ocean water into drinking water as the state grapples with persistent drought that is expected to worsen in coming years...

Weyerhaeuser settles suit for $600K over water violations

May. 12, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Timber company Weyerhaeuser will pay $600,000 after reaching a settlement with conservation group Columbia Riverkeeper, despite denying allegations it had broken Washington state water quality laws. The Daily News in Longview reported Riverkeeper in March...

Jackson’s sewers dumped 44.7 million gallons of waste

May. 11, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Nearly 45 million gallons of untreated wastewater was released over a four-month period into the environment due to sewer failures in Mississippi's capital, according to the latest quarterly report the city submitted to federal regulators. The report, required...

Company agrees to further tests of nuke plant's wastewater

May. 11, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The company dismantling a former nuclear power plant along Cape Cod Bay won't release radioactive water into the bay unless tests confirm local marine life won't be harmed, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey's office said Wednesday. The Massachusetts Democrat held a hearing...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 11, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 10, 2022. Editorial: A virtual era for state’s court system Pandemic-related online innovation deserves support and budget help at the State Capitol. Like most government functions, Minnesota’s court system experienced...

State regulators approve large hog farm in Crawford County

May. 10, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Department of Natural Resources has approved a permit for a new factory farm in southwestern Wisconsin, a region known for its rolling hills and clear trout streams. Howard “AV” Roth plans to construct a second hog farm, this one capable of producing...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

May. 09, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. May 8, 2022. Editorial: Tuesday is the Nebraska primary. Don’t forget to vote. Citizens of Nebraska, it’s time to vote. The state’s primary election is Tuesday, May 10. Don’t miss this opportunity to help choose local and...

Flint residents get extension to file claims over bad water

May. 09, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge granted a seven-week extension Monday to file claims for a share of $626 million settlement over Flint's lead-contaminated water. U.S. District Judge Judith Levy approved a request to stretch the May 12 deadline to June 30. “Although it...

Arizona nuclear plant seeking alternative source of water

May. 08, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The largest nuclear power plant in the U.S. is still looking for an alternative water source after scuttling plans to pump brackish groundwater west of Phoenix it first pursued in 2019. The Palo Verde Generating Station is the only nuclear plant in the world not...