Latest Aquifers News

Enbridge says it has fixed pierced aquifer near oil pipeline

Jan. 20, 2022 20:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Enbridge Energy said it has stopped the flow of spilled artesian groundwater that began a year ago when workers installing the Line 3 oil pipeline in northwestern Minnesota punctured an aquifer. The spill near Enbridge's terminal in Clearbrook was one of the...

US Navy to drain Hawaii tank system blamed for tainted water

Jan. 11, 2022 21:18 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — After initially resisting, the U.S. Navy will comply with Hawaii's order to remove fuel from a massive underground storage tank facility near Pearl Harbor blamed for contaminating drinking water, officials said Tuesday. The Navy is making preparations to defuel the...

US close to ending buried nuke waste cleanup at Idaho site

Jan. 03, 2022 20:57 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A lengthy project to dig up and remove radioactive and hazardous waste buried for decades in unlined pits at a nuclear facility that sits atop a giant aquifer in eastern Idaho is nearly finished, U.S. officials said. The U.S. Department of Energy said last week...

Water utility implores Navy to stop fighting Hawaii's order

Dec. 28, 2021 18:49 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The head of Honolulu's water utility said Tuesday he prays the Navy doesn't continue fighting an order to remove fuel from massive tanks that a hearings officer concluded pose “a metaphorical ticking time bomb” threatening drinking water. The Navy has until the...

Hearing starts in Hawaii's order to de-fuel Navy tanks

Dec. 20, 2021 21:23 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials with Hawaii’s Health Department testified Monday about past problems with a Navy fuel storage facility blamed for contaminating Pearl Harbor drinking water, including corroding steel tanks, behind-schedule maintenance and tanks that haven’t been inspected in more...

Honolulu City Council urges Navy to shut down fuel tanks

Dec. 15, 2021 23:56 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution calling on the Navy to immediately close a fuel storage facility blamed for contaminating tap water at military housing and threatening an aquifer used by both the military and Honolulu civilians. ...

Navy halts Hawaii fuel tank operations during investigation

Dec. 09, 2021 08:54 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy will stop operations at fuel storage tanks above a Hawaii aquifer until the completion of its own investigation into how petroleum got into tap water. In a memo dated Tuesday, Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro said “corrective actions shall be...

US and rural Nevada town clash over 1905 irrigation canal

Dec. 08, 2021 21:22 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for the government and a rural Nevada town clashed Wednesday over western water law in a legal battle over the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s plan to renovate a 115-year-old earthen irrigation canal with changes that would eliminate leaking water local residents long...

Dover, metal recycler reach settlement over water pollution

Dec. 08, 2021 12:36 PM EST

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The city of Dover says it reached a settlement with the metal recycler that was fined for polluting a key city aquifer, in which the company will pay more than $13 million to build and operate a new water treatment facility. The city council will vote on the...

Navy contests Hawaii's orders to suspend, drain fuel tanks

Dec. 07, 2021 21:49 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy is contesting orders from Hawaii to suspend use of fuel tanks and drain them at a complex above an aquifer that supplies nearly 20% of Honolulu’s drinking water until certain conditions are met. The Navy has already said it was suspending use of the...