Latest Soil contamination News

Removal of radioactive soil forces 18-month road closure

Jul. 24, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A portion of a St. Louis County road will be closed for a year and a half, in part to remove radioactive soil along a contaminated creek. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that the 18-month closure of a stretch of Pershall Road in Hazelwood also will allow for replacement...

Michigan, EPA announce plan to clean up 'green ooze' site

Jul. 1, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Groundwater contamination at the former Electro-Plating services facility that was determined to be the source of a green ooze leak last year will be treated by injecting chemicals into the soil and treating the contaminants in place. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state...

FILE - In this April 24, 2015, file photo, pumpjacks work in a field near Lovington, N.M. As New Mexico's oil and gas industry struggles with lower prices and slowing production brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, some members of Congress and state officials are urging the U.S. Interior Department to allow operators to temporarily plugs wells until prices stabilize. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

New Mexico delegates, officials press for plugging oil wells

Jun. 13, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As New Mexico’s oil and gas industry struggles with lower prices and slowing production brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, some members of Congress and state officials are urging the U.S. Interior Department to allow operators to temporarily plugs wells until prices...