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New Jersey sues Ford over mining that tainted tribal land

Jun. 16, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

RINGWOOD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials sued Ford Motor Co. on Thursday, alleging that the automaker contaminated the ancestral homeland of a Native American tribe by dumping paint sludge and other pollutants into a former mine. The action in state court seeks unspecified...

New Mexico reaches $32M settlement over 2015 mine spill

Jun. 16, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico and the U.S. government have reached a $32 million settlement over a 2015 mine spill that polluted rivers in three western states. Similar environmental accidents will be intolerable in the future as the region grapples with shrinking water...

Production at bedeviled baby formula factory halted by storm

Jun. 16, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

Severe weather has forced Abbott Nutrition to pause production at a Michigan baby formula factory that had just restarted after being closed for several months, contributing to a national shortage. Production for Abbott's EleCare specialty formula has been suspended, but there is...

Many baby formula plants weren't inspected because of COVID

Jun. 13, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have historically inspected baby formula plants at least once a year, but they did not inspect any of the three biggest manufacturers in 2020, according to federal records reviewed by The Associated Press. When they finally did get inside an Abbott...

Ship owners sought CO2 exemption when the sea gets too wavy

Jun. 10, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

The world's ocean freight shipping companies recently called on international maritime authorities to exclude pollution that their vessels spew in bad weather from new regulations, a condition that would apply almost a third of the time in the Atlantic. But the effort failed Friday. ...

Westlake Chemical plants in LA, KY to cut air pollution

Jun. 09, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

WESTLAKE, La. (AP) — Three subsidiaries of a Texas-based petrochemical company on Thursday settled allegations that they violated federal and state pollution control laws. The U.S. Department of Justice, in a news release, said Westlake Chemical Corporation agreed to make upgrades...

Riverfront park proposed at Newark Superfund site

Jun. 07, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — One of the companies alleged to have polluted Newark’s Passaic River decades ago during an era when Agent Orange was produced there is moving closer to building a waterfront park as part of remediation efforts. The Department of Justice announced a...

Abbott restarts baby formula plant linked to contamination

Jun. 04, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abbott Nutrition has restarted production at the Michigan baby formula factory that has been closed for months due to contamination, the company said Saturday, taking a step toward easing a nationwide supply shortage expected to persist into the summer. The...

Kentucky coal firm held in contempt over WVa mine pollution

May. 26, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Kentucky coal company has been found in contempt for failing to submit court-ordered plans to clean up two polluted West Virginia mine sites. U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers issued a contempt order against Lexington Coal Company LLC. Chambers wrote...

Massachusetts sues companies over use of ‘forever chemicals’

May. 25, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has sued more than a dozen companies involved in the manufacture or marketing of so-called forever chemicals, alleging they knowingly polluted the environment and endangered public health, state Attorney General Maura Healey said Wednesday. ...