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FEMA denies disaster declaration for Nicholas County

Sep. 08, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's request for a major disaster declaration for Nicholas County, which was impacted by severe flash flooding in late July. Beshear said Tuesday that he will appeal the...

$3M awarded to Kentucky city for wastewater treatment plants

Aug. 31, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — The federal government has awarded $3 million to a Kentucky city to upgrade two wastewater treatment facilities, expected to create more than 300 jobs, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The funds from the U.S. Economic Development Administration go to the...

Alabama AG announces $3M settlement with Tyson over spill

Aug. 11, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A $3 million settlement has been reached with Tyson Farms, Inc. over a 2019 wastewater spill that killed an estimated 175,000 fish — one of the largest recorded fish kills in Alabama history, Attorney General Steve Marshall said Wednesday. The...

Central Kentucky airport recommended for federal funding

Aug. 04, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has recommended that the federal Appalachian Regional Commission approve a roughly $1 million infrastructure project that would extend wastewater collection and treatment service to the Central Kentucky Regional Airport. ...

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...

Judge says Maui must get Clean Water Act permit for effluent

Jul. 16, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A federal judge ruled Maui County must get permits to operate injection wells that environmental groups said are polluting the ocean. Several environmental groups filed a lawsuit in 2012 over the injection wells, saying effluent from the Lahaina...

KC plant dumped untreated wastewater into Blue River

Jul. 13, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities overseeing a Kansas City wastewater treatment plant have confirmed that a storm-driven power outage over the weekend forced the plant to dump several million gallons of untreated wastewater into the Blue River. The KC Water Blue...

South Texas dries out after several days of heavy rainfall

Jul. 10, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — South Texas began to dry out Saturday after several days of drenching showers that inundated some areas with more than 18 inches of rain. The heavy rainfall, which began Monday, caused flash flooding in various cities and communities along the...

US agency offers $307 million for rural water projects

Jul. 07, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

OHKAY OWINGEH PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will issue up to $307 million in grants and low-interest loans in an effort to modernize rural water infrastructure, officials announced Wednesday. The programs are aimed at towns with less than 10,000...

Chemical could impact water downstream from treatment plant

Jul. 02, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina environmental officials are warning that a chemical released from a Greensboro wastewater treatment plant may impact water intakes downstream in the next few days. The Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday that...