- US EPA says Montana city now meeting air pollution standards Updated: May-03-16 6:54 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reversing a 2013 finding that Montana's largest city was out of compliance with air pollution standards, saying that the closure of a coal-burning power plant has eased the problem.
- EPA: 2 square mile toxic blob nearing Cleveland water plant Updated: May-03-16 3:40 am
CLEVELAND - State environmental regulators say sludge material dredged from the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) River and dumped into Lake Erie in the 1970s might be moving toward a Cleveland water treatment plant.
- Hudson PCB cleanup review to be discussed this week Updated: May-03-16 12:28 am
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - The federal Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging the public to attend a discussion this week about the recent cleanup of the upper Hudson River.
- State seeks control over US water pollution monitoring Updated: May-01-16 4:44 pm
BOSTON - State officials are seeking more control over of a federal water pollution program.
- Ohio EPA says infectious waste bags found at cemetery Updated: Apr-30-16 9:31 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - Authorities say biohazard bags containing trash and apparent dried blood from a closed funeral home were found last fall at a cemetery in northwestern Ohio.
- Like most states RI doesn't look for fire-foam contamination Updated: Apr-29-16 10:07 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island is among 33 states not tracking the use of a toxic firefighting foam even as the military checks U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from it.
- Most states do bare minimum on fire-foam contamination Updated: Apr-29-16 9:22 am
The military is checking U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from a toxic firefighting foam, but most states so far show little inclination to examine civilian sites for the same threat.
- Senator: New York schools need federal funds to test water Updated: Apr-29-16 12:20 am
ALBANY, New York - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing new legislation that would help school districts across New York state test their drinking water for potential lead contamination.
- EPA paying $1 million in response costs after mine spill Updated: Apr-28-16 9:36 pm
DENVER - The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it is reimbursing states, tribes and local governments about $1 million for their costs after the agency accidentally triggered a massive wastewater spill from a Colorado mine.
- EPA announces latest steps addressing Missouri landfill fire Updated: Apr-28-16 7:35 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The owner of a burning suburban St. Louis landfill near buried radioactive waste has agreed to new measures meant to slow and help monitor the underground blaze, a U.S. Environmental Agency administrator said Thursday.
- Des Moines Water works switches on nitrate removal system Updated: Apr-28-16 6:24 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The water utility serving a half a million customers in central Iowa including the city of Des Moines says it has switched on its nitrate removal system.
- EPA: Cleanup not required at uranium mines near Edgemont Updated: Apr-27-16 3:01 pm
EDGEMONT, South Dakota - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says no cleanup will be required at three abandoned uranium mines near Edgemont.
- Michigan governor seeks tougher lead limit for state, nation Updated: Apr-27-16 11:02 am
LANSING, Michigan - In proposing a tougher limit for lead in drinking water, Gov. Rick Snyder wants to lift Michigan from the depths of the Flint crisis to being a national model for lead monitoring that could help assess whether current rules are too lax.
- US urges Illinois city to give customers bottled water Updated: Apr-26-16 6:44 pm
Federal regulators are recommending that an Illinois city provide bottled water or filters to residents affected by high levels of lead in their drinking water.
- US regulators seek more fuel tests from Mitsubishi Updated: Apr-26-16 4:22 pm
DETROIT - The U.S. government wants Mitsubishi Motors to do more real-world tests on its cars to verify gas mileage estimates.
- Murray Energy continues fight against EPA's emissions rules Updated: Apr-26-16 4:14 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Coal producer Murray Energy Corp. is challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's final rule that targets mercury pollution from power plants.
- EPA tests soil for lead on private properties near Ohio park Updated: Apr-25-16 12:50 pm
MORAINE, Ohio - Environmental officials have taken soil samples at 25 private properties near a park in Ohio that's closed over concerns that lead-contaminated dust could become airborne.
- EPA to hold public meeting for Clarksburg waste site Updated: Apr-25-16 11:12 am
CLARKSBURG, West Virginia - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting for a hazardous waste site in Clarksburg that could be added to the federal Superfund program's priority list.
- EPA fines Tesoro's oil refinery in Anacortes for violations Updated: Apr-24-16 5:45 pm
SEATTLE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined the Tesoro oil refinery in Anacortes nearly $720,000 for alleged safety violations.
- US Sen. John McCain calls for criminal probe into mine spill Updated: Apr-23-16 2:58 am
PHOENIX - U.S. Sen. John McCain called for a criminal investigation into actions by the Environmental Protection Agency that led to a mine spill polluting rivers in three Western states last summer.
- Progressive era inspired Clean Air, Clean Water acts Updated: Apr-23-16 2:05 am
MISSOULA, Montana - When Leon Billings was first asked to join a Congressional subcommittee on pollution, he was not interested.
- Company agrees to pay $50.8M to protect Ocoee River Updated: Apr-22-16 4:59 pm
BENTON, Tennessee - The federal government said a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Co. has agreed to spend $40 million to protect the Ocoee River in southeastern Tennessee.
- State to increase transparency for lead, copper in water Updated: Apr-22-16 11:29 am
PHOENIX - Arizona water regulators have told federal officials that they will be more transparent about lead and copper in water systems.
- Illinois EPA: Can't pay for tank cleanup without budget Updated: Apr-21-16 7:45 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency told federal regulators Thursday it can't pay for the cleanup of leaking underground fuel storage tanks because of the budget deadlock.
- Companies agree to spend $78 million in groundwater cleanup Updated: Apr-20-16 11:37 pm
LOS ANGELES - Hundreds of companies have agreed to spend around $78 million on cleaning up groundwater contaminated by toxic chemicals from a Southern California Superfund site, it was announced Wednesday.