Latest Rivers and streams News

Environment groups, company settle lawsuit over landfill

Jan. 14, 2022 12:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Two environmental groups have settled a federal lawsuit with a waste management company over allegations the company’s landfill in New Hampshire leaked toxic chemicals into a nearby river. Under the settlement reached this week, Casella Waste Systems and its...

Ground is broken on $100M indoor water park in Atlantic City

Jan. 12, 2022 12:53 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein broke ground Wednesday on a $100 million indoor water park on the Atlantic City Boardwalk that is designed to give families a year-round option in the seaside resort that doesn't involve gambling. The $100 million,...

EPA moves to crack down on dangerous coal ash storage ponds

Jan. 11, 2022 21:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is taking its first major action to address toxic wastewater from coal-burning power plants, ordering utilities to stop dumping waste into unlined storage ponds and speed up plans to close leaking or otherwise dangerous coal ash sites. ...

Charges filed against Electron Hydro over river pollution

Jan. 11, 2022 13:39 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Three dozen criminal charges have been filed against Electron Hydro and its chief operating officer Thom Fischer in connection with a 2020 spill of crumb rubber into the Puyallup River. Washington Attorney General Robert Ferguson filed the 36 gross misdemeanor...

Trail would connect 2 Kansas City, Kansas, history sites

Jan. 10, 2022 10:59 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Plans are underway to connect a Civil War-era commercial port on the Missouri river and a Kansas City, Kansas, park where Lewis and Clark once camped. KCUR-FM reports that the Northeast Kansas City, Kansas, Heritage Trail came to life when the Groundwork...

Komatsu executive: Oil spill 'should never have happened'

Jan. 09, 2022 11:12 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — An executive with Wisconsin manufacturing company Komatsu says the spread of oil from a spill on the Menomonee River in Milwaukee last month could have been avoided if the company had quickly notified local authorities. John Koetz, Komatsu’s president of surface...

Iowa sues Sioux City over wastewater scheme, river pollution

Jan. 07, 2022 16:23 PM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The state of Iowa said Friday that it is suing Sioux City over what it says was the city’s manipulation of wastewater testing results and dangerous pollution of the Missouri River in a scheme that saw the wastewater plant’s former supervisor sentenced to jail. ...

Minnesota gives key approval for sale of ND coal plant

Jan. 06, 2022 19:17 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators on Thursday approved the transfer of a key permit necessary for a financially troubled coal-fired power plant in North Dakota to be sold to a Bismarck-based marketer of wholesale electricity. Minnesota's Public Utilities Commission voted 5-0...

Ohio company will pay nearly $250K for Michigan fish kill

Jan. 06, 2022 10:59 AM EST

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — A paper mill in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has agreed to pay nearly $250,000 to settle an investigation of a fish kill in the Escanaba River, state regulators said. A “catastrophic pipe failure” at the Verso Corp. site in Escanaba resulted in a discharge...

Amtrak to reduce Missouri service to 1 daily round trip

Jan. 01, 2022 11:51 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Amtrak service in Missouri will be reduced to one round trip starting Monday as federal and state COVID-19 relief funding ends. The Missouri River Runner Amtrak train service will run one train leaving Kansas City in the mornings and one leaving St. Louis...