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Notice of violation issued after treated wastewater spill

Jul. 28, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Delaware environmental officials have issued a notice of violation to Mountaire Farms in Millsboro after a contractor damaged a pipeline and treated wastewater spilled into Swan Creek. The notice from the Department of Natural Resources and...

Northam's budget covers water projects, unemployment fund

Jul. 27, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam introduced two more spending proposals Tuesday for the state's $4.3 billion share of federal coronavirus relief money, calling for investments in clean water projects and over $860 million to replenish the fund that pays unemployment...

Des Moines wastewater sampling helps track coronavirus

Jul. 27, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority has begun sampling sewage as part of a national program to track the spread of the coronavirus and its variants. The agency announced its participation Monday, the Des Moines Register...

Officials warn of fish kill, strange odors in Charles River

Jul. 23, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

NATICK, Mass (AP) — Boston-area officials are recommending no swimming, boating and fishing on parts of the Charles River while officials investigate abnormal odors, dead fish and a oil sheen. The town of Natick said in an announcement on its website Thursday that the...

Los Angeles sewage treatment plant needs extensive repair

Jul. 22, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Damage from a massive inundation of the main sewage treatment plant in Los Angeles will take a month or more to repair, the city sanitation department said. The “nearly catastrophic flooding” of the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant on July 11...

New Mexico seeks restoration ideas after 2015 mine spill

Jul. 22, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials are looking for ideas for restoration projects to repair damage caused by a 2015 spill that fouled rivers in three western states with a bright-yellow plume of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. The state Office of the...

Pipeline break spews 41,000 gallons of oilfield wastewater

Jul. 21, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Nearly 41,000 gallons of oilfield wastewater has spilled from a broken pipeline in western North Dakota, impacting an unknown amount of land, state regulators said Wednesday. The North Dakota Department of Environmental quality said Kansas-based...

Organizations challenge state over water pollution permit

Jul. 19, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Environmental groups are challenging the Montana Department of Environmental Quality for permitting wastewater disposal into the groundwater for a new development in Big Sky that they say could degrade water quality in the Gallatin River downstream from Yellowstone...

850K gallons of raw sewage spills into Catawba River

Jul. 19, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 850,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Catawba River near Old Dowd Road on Friday, according to Charlotte Water. News outlets report that the spill happened Friday near Old Dowd Road. It was the largest spill of untreated wastewater...

Untreated wastewater surfacing at Delaware mobile home park

Jul. 17, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

LEWES, Del. (AP) — The smell is the least of their concerns. Residents of Donovan Smith Mobile Home Park in Lewes say the untreated wastewater surfacing above an older septic system in the center of the park affects the environment, their safety and their quality of...