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Washington state proposal targets Boeing plant’s pollution

Apr. 14, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Boeing will spend millions of dollars and decades cleaning up pollutants that have seeped into the soil and groundwater beneath one of their plants in Washington state, a state-mandated draft proposal said. TCE, or Trichloroethylene, is one of many...

St. Vincent seeks water, funds as volcano keeps erupting

Apr. 13, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — Leaders of volcano-wracked St. Vincent said Tuesday that water is running short as heavy ash contaminates supplies, and they estimated that the eastern Caribbean island will need hundreds of millions of dollars to recover from the eruption of La Soufriere. ...

Florida to close wastewater reservoir with leak history

Apr. 13, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida is moving to permanently close the leaky Piney Point wastewater reservoir that poured millions of gallons of water into Tampa Bay while threatening to burst open and flood nearby homes and businesses, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday. ...

Final settlements inked in poultry plant pollution lawsuits

Apr. 12, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Monday gave final approval to a $65 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit involving thousands of residents of a southern Delaware community affected by groundwater contamination from a local poultry processing facility. ...

Deadline extended for comments about groundwater plan

Apr. 10, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has again extended the public comment period on the reclassification of groundwater as non-potable in parts of Bennington and Shaftsbury because of PFAS pollution. The deadline to submit...

Judge orders delay amid debate over Dakota Access pipeline

Apr. 09, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge on Friday delayed a decision on whether the Dakota Access Oil pipeline should be shut down while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an environmental review on the project, after lawyers for the pipeline asked for more time to outline the effects of...

EPA, railroad agree to $140,000 settlement for Wyoming spill

Apr. 07, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. government and a railroad have reached a settlement agreement under which the company will pay $140,000 for spilling fuel and oil in a Wyoming river after a crash. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's announcement of the settlement...

Evacuation order lifted at Florida leaky phosphate reservoir

Apr. 06, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A mandatory evacuation order near a leaking Florida wastewater reservoir that affected more than 300 homes and additional businesses was lifted Tuesday as officials said the situation was under control. With the deployment of more than two...

State urges homeowners to test wells for arsenic, uranium

Apr. 06, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut health officials are urging homeowners who rely on well water to have their systems checked for arsenic and uranium contamination. The advice comes as the result of a study by the U.S. Geological Survey released Tuesday that found...

Florida dismisses 2nd breach risk at phosphate reservoir

Apr. 06, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Engineers and dam safety specialists evaluating the danger of a catastrophic flood from a leaking Florida wastewater reservoir determined that the threat of a possible second breach was “unsubstantiated,” the Florida Department of Environmental Protection...