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DNR issues PFAS fish consumption advisory for Monroe County

Apr. 17, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources is urging people to limit consumption of fish from a Monroe County creek due to PFAS contamination. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the DNR issued the warning Thursday. The...

Washington state proposal targets Boeing plant’s pollution

Apr. 14, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Boeing will spend millions of dollars and decades cleaning up pollutants that have seeped into the soil and groundwater beneath one of their plants in Washington state, a state-mandated draft proposal said. TCE, or Trichloroethylene, is one of many...

Final settlements inked in poultry plant pollution lawsuits

Apr. 12, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Monday gave final approval to a $65 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit involving thousands of residents of a southern Delaware community affected by groundwater contamination from a local poultry processing facility. ...

Deadline extended for comments about groundwater plan

Apr. 10, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has again extended the public comment period on the reclassification of groundwater as non-potable in parts of Bennington and Shaftsbury because of PFAS pollution. The deadline to submit...

Judge orders delay amid debate over Dakota Access pipeline

Apr. 09, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge on Friday delayed a decision on whether the Dakota Access Oil pipeline should be shut down while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an environmental review on the project, after lawyers for the pipeline asked for more time to outline the effects of...

EPA, railroad agree to $140,000 settlement for Wyoming spill

Apr. 07, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. government and a railroad have reached a settlement agreement under which the company will pay $140,000 for spilling fuel and oil in a Wyoming river after a crash. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's announcement of the settlement...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Apr. 05, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

Traverse City Record-Eagle. April 4, 2021. Editorial: Fixing PFAS notification problems shouldn’t take discussion They just don’t get it. Weeks ago, after a Record-Eagle reporter unearthed a massive procedural flaw in how...

Leak at wastewater pond prompts evacuations in Florida

Apr. 03, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Saturday after a significant leak at a large pond of wastewater threatened to flood roads and burst a system that stores polluted waters. Officials in Florida ordered more than 300 homes to be...

Ex-Iowa wastewater plant supervisor sentenced for tampering

Apr. 02, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa wastewater treatment plant official has been sentenced to three months in federal prison for manipulating water sample test results to ensure plant discharges into the Missouri River met federal requirements. Jay Niday, 63, of...

Canadian coal company pays $60M for environmental damage

Apr. 01, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Canadian coal company has paid a $60 million fine after pleading guilty in federal court involving pollution discharges blamed for killing most fish in nearby waters in Canada and harming fish downstream in Montana and Idaho. Investigators in...