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Navy halts use of fuel storage complex above Hawaii aquifer

Dec. 07, 2021 01:23 AM EST

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Navy announced Monday that it is suspending use of a massive World War II-era fuel storage complex above a Hawaii aquifer that supplies nearly 20% of Honolulu’s drinking water — following days of complaints that tap water smells like fuel...

Navy suspends use of aging military tank farm above Hawaii drinking water aquifer after fuel is found in water sample

Dec. 06, 2021 19:54 PM EST
HONOLULU (AP) — Navy suspends use of aging military tank farm above Hawaii drinking water aquifer after fuel is found in water sample.

Honolulu utility shuts well to prevent fuel contamination

Dec. 03, 2021 21:45 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Amid a continuing crisis over fuel contaminating the Navy’s tap water at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu’s water utility said Friday it shut off one of its wells so it doesn’t taint its own supply with petroleum from an underground aquifer it shares with the military. ...

Regulator approves plan to bury coal ash in Memphis

Nov. 24, 2021 13:33 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Regulators have given approval to a plan by the Tennessee Valley Authority to bury toxin-laden coal ash in southeast Memphis. The federal utility received final approval from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation last week, a...

Mississippi loses Supreme Court water fight with Tennessee

Nov. 22, 2021 16:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday rejected a claim that the Memphis, Tennessee, area has been taking water that belongs to Mississippi from an underground aquifer that sits beneath parts of both states. The high court's first decision of the term...

New Mexico city moves ahead with desalination project

Nov. 13, 2021 11:05 AM EST

EUNICE, N.M. (AP) — One southeastern New Mexico city is taking another step forward as it looks for an “unlimited” source of water. The Eunice City Council recently voted to have a Hobbs-based engineering firm continue studying the benefits of building a...

Turkey's Lake Tuz dries up due to climate change, farming

Oct. 28, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

KONYA, Turkey (AP) — For centuries, Lake Tuz in central Turkey has hosted huge colonies of flamingos that migrate and breed there when the weather is warm, feeding on algae in the lake’s shallow waters. This summer, however, a heart-wrenching scene replaced the usual...

Big tech data centers spark worry over scarce Western water

Oct. 25, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — Conflicts over water are as old as history itself, but the massive Google data centers on the edge of this Oregon town on the Columbia River represent an emerging 21st century concern. Now a critical part of modern computing, data centers help...

Enbridge fails to meet aquifer cleanup deadline in Minnesota

Oct. 17, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Enbridge has failed to meet a deadline set by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for cleaning up a site where an aquifer ruptured during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline, DNR officials said. The agency had given the company until...

What's old is new again: Justices back at court for new term

Oct. 04, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court returned to the courtroom Monday for the start of a momentous new term, after a nearly 19-month absence because of the coronavirus pandemic. Abortion, guns and religion all are on the agenda for a court with a rightward tilt,...