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Navy approves the environmental cleanup plan for Carr Point

Dec. 28, 2020 6:12 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Navy and federal environmental agencies have agreed to the cleanup and environmental remediation of the former Carr Point shooting range in Rhode Island. A 163-page “Record of Decision” was made public this week by Naval Station Newport and outlines the...

Texas company opts to settle case over New Mexico fuel spill

Dec. 24, 2020 7:59 AM EST

CIMARRON, N.M. (AP) — The state Office of Natural Resources Trustee has reached a settlement with a Texas-based company over a fuel spill along a northern New Mexico river. A tanker truck carrying more than 1,000 gallons of fuel overturned in icy conditions in 2016 and spilled its liquid cargo into the...

DEQ: Toxins found again in soil near wood treatment facility

Dec. 9, 2020 5:26 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Oregon Health Authority are looking into elevated levels of dioxins, a group of toxic chemical compounds, in soil samples taken around the J.H. Baxter Street wood treatment facility, south of Roosevelt Boulevard in Eugene. Though one...

Tribes sue to stop Idaho land swap amid pollution concerns

Dec. 9, 2020 3:31 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A land exchange between the U.S. and an Idaho agribusiness will expand a giant toxic waste pile next to tribal land and harm tribal members, an eastern Idaho tribe said in a lawsuit. The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in the lawsuit filed in federal court Friday seek to block the land exchange...

Burlington district votes to lease Macy's for high school

Nov. 18, 2020 11:29 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Burlington High School students are a step closer to going to classes in an empty downtown department store after the school was shut down in September because high levels of PCBs were found in one of the buildings. The school board voted Tuesday in favor of a lease agreement for...