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Springfield water commission receives $250M EPA loan

Sep. 16, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission has received a $250 million federal infrastructure loan. The loan is designed to help the agency improve water quality and reliability by rehabilitating aging infrastructure throughout the system. ...

EPA strikes deal for cleanup of battery site that burned

Sep. 16, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with a northern Illinois battery company to clean up a warehouse where a June fire led to the evacuation of thousands of nearby residents, the agency said Thursday. Superior Battery in Morris...

St. Johnsbury approves $5.4 million bond to renovate armory

Sep. 15, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Voters in St. Johnsbury have approved a proposal to borrow $5.4 million to turn a long-shuttered armory into the community’s new public safety building. Voters approved the proposal Tuesday by a vote of 255-170. The...

St. Johnsbury votes on $5.4 million bond to renovate armory

Sep. 14, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Voters in St. Johnsbury are deciding Tuesday whether to authorize town officials to borrow $5.4 million to turn an old armory into the community's new public safety building. The polls are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the St. Johnsbury...

Milwaukeeans push lead pipeline removal to cut kid poisoning

Sep. 11, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sitting in his North Side Milwaukee rental house, Nazir Al-Mujaahid discussed his son Shu’aib’s challenges while the quiet 9-year-old lingered in another room. Shu’aib excels at sports, Al-Mujaahid said, but his speaking skills developed late, and he lags behind...

Groups seek federal help with lead in Michigan city's water

Sep. 10, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

Advocacy groups are urging the Biden administration to help provide safe drinking water in Benton Harbor, a low-income, predominantly Black city in southwestern Michigan where tests repeatedly have shown excessive lead levels in the water supply. In a petition filed...

Tennessee site could be added to Superfund priority list

Sep. 10, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The federal Environmental Protection Agency is proposing the addition of a former munitions factory in west Tennessee to a list of prioritized Superfund toxic cleanup sites, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen said. The EPA has proposed adding the National...

EPA seeks to restart process that could restrict Alaska mine

Sep. 09, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it would seek to restart a process that could restrict mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, which is renowned for its salmon runs. The announcement is the latest in a long-running...

Paden City, West Virginia, proposed for EPA Superfund list

Sep. 09, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

PADEN CITY, W.Va. (AP) — Federal environmental officials want to add the groundwater in a West Virginia community along the Ohio River to a national cleanup priority list. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday proposed adding Paden City's groundwater to...

Judge OKs settlement with US Steel over 2017 Indiana spill

Sep. 02, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a revised settlement with U.S. Steel, more than four years after one of the steelmaker's Indiana plants discharged wastewater containing a potentially carcinogenic chemical into a Lake Michigan tributary. U.S. District...