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Company fined $200K over water treatment problems

Apr. 01, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators have fined a company nearly $200,000 over problems with water treatment systems designed to stop contaminated wastewater from reaching the Cape Fear River, the primary drinking water source for an estimated 350,000 downstream residents. ...

Lawmakers consider whether to break up public health agency

Mar. 30, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers will hold hearings this spring on a bill to split up the state's sprawling public health and environmental agency. A proposal by Senate President Harvey Peeler would separate the Department of Health and Environmental...

Montana Highway Patrol headquarters move from Helena weighed

Mar. 28, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials are discussing whether to move the state Highway Patrol headquarters from Helena to a town not far away. The Montana Highway Patrol has been based near Interstate 15 in Helena since 1996 but the state lease there is expiring, the...

County fined $40K for withholding documents in Benton suit

Mar. 24, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Clark County Superior Court judge has fined the county $40,000 after ruling that it withheld documents in a lawsuit being pursued by Don Benton, a former Republican state senator and county official. Judge Gregory Gonzales also ruled on March...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Mar. 24, 2021 08:50 AM EDT

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ March 23 The Herald-Dispatch on the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan package: It’s not the same as winning the lottery, but it’s close. And just as...

Warnings posted at Kailua Bay after wastewater discharges

Mar. 04, 2021 09:16 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health has directed the city and county of Honolulu to post warning signs at Kailua Bay after the city discharged more wastewater into the bay than allowed. The state health department said the Kailua Regional Wastewater...

Agency: Don't put crawfish boil, shells, down storm drain

Mar. 04, 2021 08:09 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As crawfish season begins, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is reminding people not to commit crawfish pollution. Don't put crawfish shells or water left after boiling crawfish down storm drains, into ditches, or anywhere they...

Opechee Bay water level to be lowered for dam repair

Mar. 03, 2021 08:02 AM EST

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — The public is being warned to stay off the ice on Lake Opechee, where the water level is being dropped to allow repairs on the gate to a hydropower dam. The Department of Environmental Services says the water level in Opechee Bay in Laconia will be...

USDA puts brakes on land transfer for Arizona copper mine

Mar. 01, 2021 18:12 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Biden administration is pulling back an environmental review that had cleared the way for a parcel of federal land held sacred by Apaches to be turned over for a massive copper mine in eastern Arizona. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said...

Massive daylong foam recycling plant burns into the night

Feb. 25, 2021 21:26 PM EST

RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) — Three workers were injured as a massive North Texas foam recycling plant fire burned all day Thursday and into the night. The fire at the Advanced Foam Recycling plant in the Fort Worth suburb of Richland Hills was reported about 12:30 p.m....