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Biden appoints Debra Shore to lead EPA Midwestern office

Oct. 12, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday appointed Debra Shore, a wastewater treatment official in Chicago, to direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Midwestern office. Shore will oversee EPA's Region 5, which includes Illinois, Indiana,...

Authorities identify woman who drowned while kayaking

Oct. 11, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities on Monday identified a woman who drowned while kayaking on the North Platte River near Scottsbluff. The woman was identified as Linda D. Schledewitz, 65, of rural Scottsbluff, according to Scotts Bluff County Attorney Dave Eubanks....

Woman drowns while canoeing on western Nebraska river

Oct. 10, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A woman drowned while canoeing on the North Platte River near Scottsbluff in western Nebraska. Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman the canoe the woman and her husband were using overturned Friday afternoon near Scottsbluff's wastewater...

Town gets $750K to clean out wastewater treatment facility

Oct. 02, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

COLEBROOK, N.H. (AP) — The town of Colebrook has received $750,000 in federal funding to support a project that will clean its wastewater treatment facility lagoons for the first time in two decades. The money comes through the Northern Border Regional Commission and...

EPA: Water samples from plant discharge show no health risks

Sep. 30, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Preliminary tests indicate iron-contaminated wastewater that leaked from a northwestern Indiana steel plant into a Lake Michigan tributary presents no risk to public health, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday. U.S. Steel Midwest...

FEMA denies disaster declaration for Nicholas County

Sep. 08, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's request for a major disaster declaration for Nicholas County, which was impacted by severe flash flooding in late July. Beshear said Tuesday that he will appeal the...

$3M awarded to Kentucky city for wastewater treatment plants

Aug. 31, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — The federal government has awarded $3 million to a Kentucky city to upgrade two wastewater treatment facilities, expected to create more than 300 jobs, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The funds from the U.S. Economic Development Administration go to the...

Alabama AG announces $3M settlement with Tyson over spill

Aug. 11, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A $3 million settlement has been reached with Tyson Farms, Inc. over a 2019 wastewater spill that killed an estimated 175,000 fish — one of the largest recorded fish kills in Alabama history, Attorney General Steve Marshall said Wednesday. The...

Central Kentucky airport recommended for federal funding

Aug. 04, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has recommended that the federal Appalachian Regional Commission approve a roughly $1 million infrastructure project that would extend wastewater collection and treatment service to the Central Kentucky Regional Airport. ...

Notice of violation issued after treated wastewater spill

Jul. 28, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Delaware environmental officials have issued a notice of violation to Mountaire Farms in Millsboro after a contractor damaged a pipeline and treated wastewater spilled into Swan Creek. The notice from the Department of Natural Resources and...