Latest Water quality News

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...

Group tallies cost of reducing bay pollution from Pa.

Apr. 09, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

An environmental group says that Pennsylvania would have to spend more than $500 million a year to meet a looming deadline for reducing pollution that flows into the Chesapeake Bay. The York Daily Record reported this week that the group is called PennFuture. It has made...

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...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Apr. 07, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. April 2, 2021. Editorial: The lead in Illinois’ drinking water U.S. senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin are pushing for the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen safe drinking water protections in...

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...

3M will pay Bemidji $12.5 million to help treat water

Apr. 06, 2021 07:57 AM EDT

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — The city of Bemidji has reached a settlement with 3M to help pay for treating contamination in the community's water supply. 3M will pay $12.5 million toward building and operating a new treatment facility to remove chemicals known as PFAS, which...

Hawaii study offers design changes to fight climate change

Apr. 05, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A new study from the University of Hawaii's School of Architecture has offered detailed short- and long-term design alterations that could help the state combat the effects of climate change. Scientists have warned that Hawaii could face a rise of up to...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Apr. 05, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

Traverse City Record-Eagle. April 4, 2021. Editorial: Fixing PFAS notification problems shouldn’t take discussion They just don’t get it. Weeks ago, after a Record-Eagle reporter unearthed a massive procedural flaw in how...