- Chicago testing water at small number of schools for lead Updated: Apr-28-16 10:48 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago has begun testing water at more than two dozen public schools for lead.
- New Mexico sues Texas oil company for lease payments Updated: Apr-28-16 10:02 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico State Land Office is suing a Texas-based oil company for years of overdue fees and recent environmental cleanup costs at a waste-water injection well used by various oil producers.
- 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.
- Flint residents tell civil rights panel of fear, distrust Updated: Apr-28-16 9:05 pm
FLINT, Michigan - Half a century after a civil rights panel investigated Flint's segregated housing, the commission held its first hearing Thursday into whether city residents again faced discrimination or racial bias - this time related to the city's crisis over lead-tainted drinking water.
- The Latest: State: 11M liters of water distributed in Flint Updated: Apr-28-16 8:15 pm
FLINT, Michigan - The Latest on the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan: (all times local):
- Sea lion that made strange, 50-mile trek to ranch found dead Updated: Apr-28-16 6:57 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was strangely found in the driveway of a cattle ranch about 50 miles from the ocean.
- 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.
- Tests show 6 more Tacoma schools with lead in water Updated: Apr-28-16 5:27 pm
SEATTLE - A review of previous water quality tests has found six more public elementary schools in Tacoma with unsafe amounts of lead in some sources of drinking water, officials said Thursday.
- Senate committee OKs millions to aid Flint in water crisis Updated: Apr-28-16 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON - A Senate committee on Thursday approved a $220 million aid package for Flint, Michigan, as the city struggles to deal with a water crisis and public health emergency from lead-contaminated pipes.
- Verso agrees to $10,000 fine in Potomac River latex spill Updated: Apr-28-16 1:51 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - The Maryland Department of the Environment says Verso Corp. will pay a $10,000 settlement for two chemical spills that tainted the Potomac River last fall.
- Rains wash out Kansas rail track, cause wastewater overflow Updated: Apr-28-16 1:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Heavy rain has washed out several sections of railroad track, damaged a small bridge and caused about 2.4 million gallons of untreated wastewater to be released into the Kansas River.
- Veteran groups sue federal agency over Lejeune water claims Updated: Apr-28-16 1:12 pm
JACKSONVILLE, North Carolina - Three veterans' groups have sued the Department of Veterans Affairs over its handling of claims about contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.
- Study: Towns trying to lower river nitrogen could save $100M Updated: Apr-28-16 12:29 pm
DURHAM, New Hampshire - A new study says New Hampshire towns on the Squamscott River that are trying to reduce the amount of nitrogen that flows into the Great Bay could save $100 million over the next half-century by coordinating their efforts.
- Flood warnings issued for northwest Iowa rivers Updated: Apr-28-16 8:51 am
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Heavy rainfall over the past two days in northwest Iowa has swollen area rivers with storm runoff.
- AP Interview: Fukushima plant's new ice wall not watertight Updated: Apr-28-16 6:07 am
TOKYO - Coping with the vast amounts of ground water flowing into the broken Fukushima nuclear plant - which then becomes radiated and seeps back out - has become such a problem that Japan is building a 35 billion yen ($312 million) "ice wall" into the earth around it.
- 5,600 fish killed in Big Thompson after chemical spill Updated: Apr-27-16 11:11 pm
FORT COLLINS, Colorado - State wildlife officials say more than 5,600 fish in the Big Thompson River have died as a result of a chemical runoff from a bridge reconstruction project.
- Biennial conference to focus on protecting inland lakes Updated: Apr-27-16 8:52 pm
BOYNE FALLS, Michigan - Hundreds of people are expected to attend a conference designed to encourage protection of Michigan's 11,000 inland lakes.
- Esty urges more federal funds for drinking water protection Updated: Apr-27-16 7:55 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty is urging federal officials to provide more financial resources to help states protect public drinking water.
- Scientists say oilfield wastewater spills release toxins Updated: Apr-27-16 7:44 pm
Brine spills from oil development in western North Dakota are releasing toxins into soils and waterways, sometimes at levels exceeding federal water quality standards, scientists reported Wednesday.
- Flint mayor meets Senate majority leader, wants pipes fixed Updated: Apr-27-16 6:19 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The mayor of Flint has met with a Senate leader to renew her call for quickly replacing the city's lead pipes and dispel "misconceptions" that she's planning to sue Michigan over contaminated water.
- USGS records 4.1 magnitude earthquake in central Oklahoma Updated: Apr-27-16 1:19 pm
LUTHER, Oklahoma - The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded at 4.1 magnitude earthquake in the Oklahoma City area.
- 5 Frederick homes may get city water after 10-year wait Updated: Apr-27-16 12:34 pm
FREDERICK, Maryland - Residents of five Frederick homes near Fort Detrick may finally have clean tap water after getting bottled water shipments supplied by the Army for the past 10 years.
- Board upholds chemical tank designations after 2014 spill Updated: Apr-27-16 11:38 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The West Virginia Environmental Quality Board has upheld decisions by state regulators regarding which chemical storage tanks would be covered by new safety standards passed to try to prevent a repeat of a massive 2014 spill that fouled a drinking water supply.
- Partners meet with Pacific Power; might want Mirror Pond dam Updated: Apr-27-16 10:17 am
BEND, Oregon - A partnership organized in 2013 to purchase the land beneath Mirror Pond has been meeting with Pacific Power, the company that owns the more than 100-year-old dam holding back the Deschutes River.
- Judge sends Missouri suit over landfill back to state court Updated: Apr-27-16 6:34 am
ST. LOUIS - A federal judge has sent the state of Missouri's environmental lawsuit against the owner of a burning St. Louis-area landfill back to state court.