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EPA, NJ announce $588M in water infrastructure spending

May. 20, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — More than half a billion dollars in federal and state funds will go to nearly 30 water systems in New Jersey, serving about 6 million residents, or about two-thirds of the state's population, officials said Friday. The combined federal and state funding of...

California nixes plant, but says open to desalination

May. 13, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California officials have nixed a proposal for a $1.4 billion desalination plant but say they're open to growing the state's capacity to turn Pacific Ocean seawater into drinking water to buffer against persistent drought. After an hours-long...

Agency unanimously rejects California desalination project

May. 13, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California coastal panel on Thursday rejected a long-standing proposal to build a $1.4 billion seawater desalination plant to turn Pacific Ocean water into drinking water as the state grapples with persistent drought that is expected to worsen in coming years...

Flint residents get extension to file claims over bad water

May. 09, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge granted a seven-week extension Monday to file claims for a share of $626 million settlement over Flint's lead-contaminated water. U.S. District Judge Judith Levy approved a request to stretch the May 12 deadline to June 30. “Although it...

Arizona nuclear plant seeking alternative source of water

May. 08, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The largest nuclear power plant in the U.S. is still looking for an alternative water source after scuttling plans to pump brackish groundwater west of Phoenix it first pursued in 2019. The Palo Verde Generating Station is the only nuclear plant in the world not...

Report urges California panel to deny desalination plant

Apr. 25, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A report issued Monday urges a California coastal panel to deny a proposal to build a $1.4 billion desalination plant that would draw on the ocean to expand water sources in Southern California. Staff for the California Coastal Commission recommended...

EXPLAINER: What to do with closed nuke plant's wastewater?

Apr. 09, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

One million gallons of radioactive water is inside a former nuclear power plant along Cape Cod Bay and it has got to go. But where, is the vexing question, and will the state intervene as the company dismantling the plant decides? Holtec International is considering...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 06, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. March 31, 2022. Editorial: Publicizing legislator expenses is common sense Sometimes a bill comes along that’s such an obviously good idea that you wonder why it took so long. It’s almost always because legislators themselves stand to be...

EPA rule would finally ban asbestos, carcinogen still in use

Apr. 05, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed a rule to finally ban asbestos, a carcinogen that is still used in some chlorine bleach, brake pads and other products and kills thousands of Americans every year. The proposal marks a major expansion of EPA...

US taps $420M to boost water supplies hit by climate change

Mar. 31, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials slated millions of dollars for rural water projects in several states, with the Biden administration looking to shore up infrastructure needs made more urgent by long-term drought conditions that have been exacerbated by climate change. ...