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Texas man dies in industrial accident in Alabama

Sep. 21, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A Texas man who was working for a contractor at an Alabama steel mill died after being struck by a forklift, authorities said. Don Burton died at Huntsville Hospital following the accident, which occurred Monday morning, news outlets reported. He...

EU court fines Poland 500,000 euros daily until mine closes

Sep. 20, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union’s top court on Monday ordered Poland to pay a daily fine of 500,000 euros ($586,000) until it complies with an earlier ruling to shut down a lignite mine near the border with the Czech Republic and Germany. The Court of Justice...

Cleanup of abandoned mines could get boost, relieving rivers

Sep. 20, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thousands of abandoned coal mines in the U.S. have been polluting rivers and streams for decades, in some cases harming fish and contaminating drinking water. Now efforts to finally clean up the sites could soon get a big boost. Tucked into the...

Photos show North Korea expanding uranium enrichment plant

Sep. 18, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Recent satellite images show North Korea is expanding a uranium enrichment plant at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, a sign that it’s intent on boosting the production of bomb materials, experts say. The assessment comes after North Korea...

Domino's breaks ground in Indiana for pizza dough site

Sep. 18, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Domino's Pizza plans to make a lot of dough in Indiana. Joined by Gov. Eric Holcomb, the pizza chain broke ground Friday at a dough production and warehouse facility in Merrillville in the AmeriPlex business park. “When...

Groups push to resume enforcement in Montana mining dispute

Sep. 13, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmental groups have filed notice they plan to sue Gov. Greg Gianforte's administration after it dropped a legal claim against a mining executive over decades of pollution from several mines. Under Gianforte, the Department of Environmental...

Dominion to partner on solar project in Virginia coalfields

Sep. 13, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A global conservation nonprofit and Virginia's largest electricity utility announced plans Monday to develop what they say will be a large-scale solar project on former surface mines in the southwest Virginia coalfields. Dominion Energy Virginia...

Serbs protest against lithium mining, other eco problems

Sep. 11, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Several thousand people protested in Serbia on Saturday demanding a ban on planned lithium mining in the Balkan country as well as a resolution to scores of other environmental issues that made the region one of the most polluted in Europe. The...

New owner set for Georgia chicken plant where leak killed 6

Sep. 11, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A company that owns the Georgia poultry processing plant where six workers died in a January liquid nitrogen leak is being sold. Gold Creek Foods told local news outlets Friday that it has reached an agreement “to acquire substantially all of...

Orlando theme parks have tightened security since 9/11

Sep. 11, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — On Sept. 11, 2001, Brian Avery was an accident investigator at SeaWorld Orlando and watching the news in a conference room when footage of the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center flashed across the screen. Shortly afterward, SeaWorld leaders...