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US officials say 2 more places will test sewage for polio

Nov. 30, 2022 13:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia and Oakland County, Michigan, are joining the small list of U.S. localities that are looking for signs of polio infections in sewage, U.S. health officials said Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the communities will test for...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Nov. 23, 2022 07:11 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. November 16, 2022. Editorial: Where have all the candidates gone? Quality contenders are in short supply, and too many Minnesota elections are one-horse races. Increasingly, Minnesota voters are encountering ballots with...

House Democrats request review of local water utilities

Nov. 18, 2022 19:12 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Amid an investigation into the water crisis in Mississippi's capital city, two congressional Democrats are requesting a review of the federal government's efforts to maintain local water utilities. In a letter to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro on Friday,...

EPA orders Ohio power plant to stop dumping toxic coal ash

Nov. 18, 2022 18:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major action to address toxic wastewater from coal-fired power plants, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered an Ohio utility to stop dumping dangerous coal ash into unlined storage ponds and speed cleanup of the site. The order to the Gen....

West Texas earthquake causes damage hundreds of miles away

Nov. 18, 2022 12:20 PM EST

MENTONE, Texas (AP) — A strong earthquake that struck a remote area of the West Texas desert caused damage in San Antonio, hundreds of miles from the epicenter, officials said. University Health said Thursday that its Robert B. Green historical building was deemed unsafe because of...

IAEA: Decision on Fukushima wastewater release up to Japan

Nov. 18, 2022 09:31 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The head of a taskforce from the International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday it is examining whether Japan's planned release into the sea of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant meets international standards, but the decision on whether to go ahead...

US Justice Department sues Idaho city over water pollution

Oct. 25, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The federal government is suing a small Idaho town near Grand Teton National Park for dumping toxic waste from its sewage treatment plant into a stream that feeds several scenic rivers in the region. The lawsuit from the U.S. Department of Justice was filed in...

Colorado to reuse water for drinking, creating new supply

Oct. 21, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

Castle Rock, Colo. (AP) — When Eric Seufert brewed a test batch of beer in 2017 with water from recycled sewage, he wasn't too concerned about the outcome. The engineering firm that approached him about the test explained the process, and together they sipped samples of recycled water. Seufert...

July 2021 pipeline break leaked 714,000 gallons, not 36,000

Oct. 19, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A wastewater spill from a pipeline break last year in the northwestern North Dakota oil patch was 20 times greater than first reported, the state Department of Environmental Quality said Wednesday. Tallgrass Energy first estimated that nearly 36,000 gallons of...

Worker admits dumping raw waste into Jackson water system

Oct. 18, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — An employee of a Mississippi wastewater hauling company pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday for his part in illegally discharging industrial waste into the capital city's sewer system. William Roberts, an employee of Partridge-Sibley Industrial Services,...