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Lab officials report progress on chromium plume cleanup

Jul. 17, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory say they're seeing positive results from efforts to contain and control a plume of chromium contamination located in two canyons at the northern New Mexico complex. A system that extracts tainted groundwater and then re-injects treated...

Dozens of dead barn swallows found at Chicago water plant

Jul. 16, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — State and federal authorities are investigating the deaths of dozens of barn swallows outside a water plant in Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that employees found dead birds and broken nests on June 28 at the Eugene Sawyer Water Purification Plant. The newspaper says barn swallows...

Aquatic center shut down after lawnmower found in pool

Jul. 15, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) — Police in a southwest Missouri town are investigating after someone threw a lawnmower into the pool at an aquatic center. The Republic Aquatic Center was closed after the lawnmower was found early Sunday. The center is expected to reopen Tuesday morning. The Springfield News-Leader...

Chlorine leak causes scare in suburban Birmingham

Jul. 10, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

PELHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have asked residents to stay inside after a chlorine leak was discovered near homes and businesses in suburban Birmingham. Pelham Fire Chief Tim Honeycutt says a worker discovered a leaky container containing about 150 pounds of chlorine gas inside a water treatment station...

Water conservation urged after lightning disables plant

Jul. 6, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

RED LION, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are asking some residents in Pennsylvania to conserve water after a lightning strike disabled a water filtration plant. Supervisor Brad Spenkle said the Red Lion plant was left without power after the 9:20 p.m. Friday lightning strike. He said what appeared to be a direct...

Algae bloom creeping into Lake Erie from Sandusky Bay

Jun. 29, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Researchers say toxin producing algae have formed in northern Ohio's Sandusky Bay and are migrating into Lake Erie near Cedar Point, a signal the lake's western basin could see massive blooms this summer. The Blade reports an official from Bowling Green State University's Great Lakes...

Utility offers free health tests after high lead levels

Jun. 22, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (AP) — A water company says it will offer free blood tests as well as home tests as part of a response to elevated lead levels in a Chicago suburb. Aqua Illinois president Craig Blanchette was in University Park on Saturday to meet with residents. He acknowledged they're "frustrated,...

The Latest: Iran doesn't seek war but will act if necessary

Jun. 20, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 1:25 a.m. Iran says it "does not seek war" but reserves its right under the U.N. Charter "to take all appropriate necessary measures against any hostile...

Iran shoots down US surveillance drone, heightening tensions

Jun. 20, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. surveillance drone Thursday in the Strait of Hormuz, marking the first time the Islamic Republic directly attacked the American military amid tensions over Tehran's unraveling nuclear deal with world powers. The two countries disputed the...

Saudi Arabia says Yemen's rebels fired a rocket at a Saudi desalination plant, but no one was wounded, no damage caused

Jun. 20, 2019 4:39 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia says Yemen's rebels fired a rocket at a Saudi desalination plant, but no one was wounded, no damage caused.