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US to give nuclear waste plant in Idaho another try

Oct. 21, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Problems plaguing a nuclear waste treatment plant in eastern Idaho appear to be solved, U.S. officials said Thursday, and converting high-level liquid waste into safer, more easily managed solid material could start early next year. Joel Case of the...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Oct. 20, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

The (Huntington) Herald-Dispatch. Oct. 17, 2021. Editorial: PSC decision gives WV time to consider coal plants’ futures The headline on an email sent by an energy news aggregator website said it well: “West Virginia regulators go all in on coal...

Biden appoints Debra Shore to lead EPA Midwestern office

Oct. 12, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday appointed Debra Shore, a wastewater treatment official in Chicago, to direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Midwestern office. Shore will oversee EPA's Region 5, which includes Illinois, Indiana,...

Authorities identify woman who drowned while kayaking

Oct. 11, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities on Monday identified a woman who drowned while kayaking on the North Platte River near Scottsbluff. The woman was identified as Linda D. Schledewitz, 65, of rural Scottsbluff, according to Scotts Bluff County Attorney Dave Eubanks....

Woman drowns while canoeing on western Nebraska river

Oct. 10, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A woman drowned while canoeing on the North Platte River near Scottsbluff in western Nebraska. Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman the canoe the woman and her husband were using overturned Friday afternoon near Scottsbluff's wastewater...

Town gets $750K to clean out wastewater treatment facility

Oct. 02, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

COLEBROOK, N.H. (AP) — The town of Colebrook has received $750,000 in federal funding to support a project that will clean its wastewater treatment facility lagoons for the first time in two decades. The money comes through the Northern Border Regional Commission and...

EPA: Water samples from plant discharge show no health risks

Sep. 30, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Preliminary tests indicate iron-contaminated wastewater that leaked from a northwestern Indiana steel plant into a Lake Michigan tributary presents no risk to public health, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday. U.S. Steel Midwest...

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...