Latest Rivers and streams News

Trees planted to help improve Chesapeake Bay watershed

Dec. 14, 2019 9:00 AM EST

TIMBERVILLE, Va. (AP) — Steve and Rose Harvey brought their kids, Geneveive, 6, and Oliver, 3, from Front Royal to plant trees at a farm in Timberville Saturday (Dec. 7) as part of an effort to have healthier livestock and streams and rivers. But to the Harveys, it was also about teaching their children...

State orders cleanup of aggregate spill into Detroit River

Dec. 12, 2019 7:54 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan environmental regulators have ordered a company to clean up limestone and other materials that its tenant spilled into the Detroit River last month. The state Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy sent a violation notice Wednesday to Erickson's Inc., the owner of the...

Police: Chandler man accused of impersonating a U.S. Marshal

Dec. 12, 2019 5:13 PM EST

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A Chandler man is facing a felony charge after being accused of impersonating a federal peace officer. Federal authorities say 40-year-old Justin Adams Cummings allegedly pretended to be a U.S. Marshal earlier this month. Phoenix TV station KTVK says a Salt River Police report shows...

State: Water safe around Detroit River aggregate spill

Dec. 11, 2019 9:27 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Tests performed near where construction aggregate material spilled into the Detroit River have found the water meets all quality standards, Michigan officials announced Wednesday. The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy said samples were taken upstream and downstream from the...

Company to pay $245M toward cleanup of Kalamazoo River PCBs

Dec. 11, 2019 5:30 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — One of the companies responsible for polluting an 80-mile (129-kilometer) stretch of river and floodplains in southwestern Michigan with toxic chemicals will pay at least $245.2 million to advance a cleanup effort that began more than 20 years ago, federal officials said...

Tennessee Valley Authority addresses coal ash leaks

Dec. 11, 2019 12:07 PM EST

CUMBERLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Coal ash is leaking from a dump complex at the largest coal-fired plant owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority and the utility is monitoring whether it's affecting public water supplies. CEO Jeff Lyash acknowledged the contamination during a media tour Tuesday of the...

No major impacts on Lake Superior found from Line 3 pipeline

Dec. 9, 2019 5:51 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An updated environmental review released by a state agency Monday found no serious threat to Lake Superior if crude oil ever leaked from a new pipeline to replace Enbridge Energy's aging Line 3 across northern Minnesota. State regulators ordered the update after the Minnesota Court of...

Some leaking diesel fuel from train reaches Columbia River

Dec. 9, 2019 1:22 PM EST

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington says some diesel fuel spilled into the Columbia River as it leaked from a BNSF train along nine miles of track through the Tri-Cities area. The state Department of Ecology estimates that 200 gallons spilled along the tracks from Pasco to Finley, including nine...

Manure spill kills threatened steelhead in Washington creek

Dec. 7, 2019 4:03 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — U.S. officials have fined a northwestern Washington farmer $6,750 after a manure spill killed threatened steelhead. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration earlier this week announced the fine against Harold Carbee of Bellingham. Officials said a hose broke in May and...

No excessive radiation at Detroit River aggregate spill site

Dec. 6, 2019 6:40 PM EST

Tests at a Michigan industrial site where limestone construction aggregate recently spilled into the Detroit River turned up no indication of excessive radiation levels, a state agency reported Friday. Staffers with the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy inspected the Detroit Bulk Storage property...