- DEQ taking public comment on wastewater permits for 3 mines Updated: Aug-02-15 3:43 pm
HELENA, Montana - State environmental regulators are accepting public comments on draft wastewater discharge permits for three Montana mining companies.
- Rebels in eastern Ukraine say radioactive waste cache safe Updated: Aug-02-15 9:16 am
MOSCOW - Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine have sought to assuage concerns that a cache of radioactive waste at a local chemical factory could pose a threat.
- Oregon bottle deposit hike likely as redemption falls Updated: Aug-01-15 3:05 pm
SALEM, Oregon - New state data show that Oregonians are returning fewer beverage bottles to redeem their 5-cent deposit, putting the state on track to double the deposit to 10 cents per bottle in 2017.
- Central Valley board allows wastewater disposal to continue Updated: Jul-31-15 11:13 pm
BAKERSFIELD, California - California's Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board voted, over the objections of its staff, to allow a water management company to continue disposing contaminated drilling wastewater in an area near Bakersfield for the next 2 1/2 years.
- Mississippi Phosphates set to plead guilty in pollution case Updated: Jul-31-15 8:04 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - A Gulf Coast fertilizer manufacturer will plead guilty Aug. 19 to federal allegation of violating the Clean Water Act by polluting waterways.
- Wastewater levels in Spokane River high due to drought Updated: Jul-31-15 6:16 am
SPOKANE, Washington - While wastewater going into the Spokane River isn't new, because of the drought, effluent makes up more and more of the rivers water.
- Tacoma recycling company fined again for toxic spill Updated: Jul-30-15 5:26 pm
TACOMA, Washington - For the second time in five months, the state has fined a Tacoma recycling company for spilling toxic waste.
- Feinstein changes focus of new drought bill Updated: Jul-29-15 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California introduced a new drought relief bill Wednesday that emphasizes long-term investments in desalination, recycling and new or expanded reservoirs.
- More than 60 cigarette-recycling bins installed in St. Louis Updated: Jul-29-15 5:04 pm
ST. LOUIS - Tired of discarded cigarette butts littering the streets and sidewalks of St. Louis, several organizations have partnered to install 62 recycling bins scattered across the city.
- 5,000 gallons of wastewater overflow on Maui Updated: Jul-29-15 9:08 am
WAILUKU, Hawaii - About 5,000 gallons of wastewater overflowed along the North Honoapiilani Highway due to a pumping station error.
- Bomb experts called after explosive turned in at Tacoma dump Updated: Jul-28-15 11:07 pm
TACOMA, Washington - A Tacoma dump was briefly closed Tuesday when someone turned in an explosive to the hazardous waste station.
- 2 injection wells shut down after Oklahoma quakes Updated: Jul-28-15 8:44 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oil and gas operators shut down two wastewater injection wells in northern Oklahoma on Tuesday and reduced operations at a third after several earthquakes centered in the town of Crescent rattled the state.
- 1 firefighter hurt battling mulch fire in Chesapeake Updated: Jul-28-15 3:25 am
CHESAPEAKE, Virginia - A fire outside a waste management company in Chesapeake forced one firefighter to seek treatment at a hospital.
- North Texas city drops toilet water reuse project Updated: Jul-27-15 6:40 pm
WICHITA FALLS, Texas - A North Texas city has stopped using treated toilet water to supplement its water supply after a catastrophic drought was followed by heavy springtime rains.
- Magnitude 4.5 and 4.0 earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma Updated: Jul-27-15 3:44 pm
CRESCENT, Oklahoma - Two moderate earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma.
- State fines Bridgewater College for waste violations Updated: Jul-27-15 2:17 am
HARRISONBURG, Virginia - Bridgewater College has been fined $13,000 by state regulators for hazardous waste management violations.
- Radford ammunition plant to reduce toxic waste open burning Updated: Jul-26-15 2:29 pm
RADFORD, Virginia - The Radford Army Ammunition Plant plans to install a new contained incinerator to reduce open burning of toxic waste.
- Recycling plant fire in Rio Grande City prompts evacuations Updated: Jul-26-15 12:31 pm
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas - Nobody has been hurt in a South Texas recycling plant fire that forced the evacuation of nearly a dozen nearby homes.
- River, bay in Connecticut 'sick' from 'nuisance' algae Updated: Jul-25-15 3:06 am
STONINGTON, Connecticut - Wagging their wide tails as Kait Maginel and David Prescott tossed them back overboard, two lobsters that had shared a wire trap overnight with four spider crabs and a whelk had just been enlisted as ambassadors in the cause of cleaning up the lower Pawcatuck River and Little Narragansett Bay.
- Federal judge wants deadlines in cleanup at Hanford Updated: Jul-24-15 3:31 pm
RICHLAND, Washington - Specific requirements and deadlines are needed to hold the U.S. Department of Energy accountable in the cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a federal judge told state and federal officials on Thursday.
- Charleston to consider ending use of recycling bins Updated: Jul-24-15 5:49 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Charleston is considering ending a rule that allows residents to use recycling bins instead of clear plastic bags the city provides.
- DNR wants to expand projects that don't require analysis Updated: Jul-23-15 4:56 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Department of Natural Resources wants to permanently expand the list of projects that don't require an environmental analysis, including air pollution permits, decisions affecting factory farms and dam repairs.
- Oil industry warns of costs in issuing moratorium on wells Updated: Jul-23-15 4:43 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Representatives of the oil and natural gas industry are warning of the potential economic costs in Oklahoma if a moratorium is issued on wastewater disposal wells that some suspect may be triggering earthquakes in the state.
- Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice Updated: Jul-22-15 3:44 pm
NEW YORK - The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel.
- Surfacing of tunnel boring machine in DC is delayed Updated: Jul-22-15 11:13 am
WASHINGTON - DC Water officials have delayed the surfacing of a massive machine that's been digging a tunnel underneath the Anacostia River.