- DOE names acting field office manager at nuclear repository Updated: Jun-29-15 3:05 pm
CARLSBAD, New Mexico - The U.S. Department of Energy has named one of its longtime employees as the acting director of the field office that oversees the federal government's troubled nuclear waste repository.
- Idaho aquifer decline could hinder radioactive monitoring Updated: Jun-29-15 4:05 am
BOISE, Idaho - A continued drop in underground water levels could make it more difficult to monitor the movement of radioactive contamination in an aquifer below an eastern Idaho nuclear facility, scientists say.
- 30-acre fire caused by sparks from passing freight train Updated: Jun-28-15 1:02 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Fire officials say sparks from a passing freight train caused a 30-acre grassland fire in Portland on Friday.
- Orange County expands groundwater system Updated: Jun-26-15 7:38 pm
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California - An Orange County water district said Friday it is adding more purified wastewater to its groundwater basin, helping to continue its reliance on mostly local water sources during the drought.
- 14 workers taken to Waco hospitals after recycling unit fire Updated: Jun-26-15 10:16 am
WACO, Texas - Authorities say 14 workers at a Central Texas recycling plant have been transported to Waco hospitals to be checked after a chemical fire.
- West Virginia editorial roundup Updated: Jun-25-15 12:09 pm
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- Truck driver killed in accident at Amarillo landfill Updated: Jun-25-15 7:40 am
AMARILLO, Texas - Authorities say a waste disposal truck driver has died after being struck in an accident at a landfill in the Texas Panhandle.
- Crews work to contain large fire at west Charlotte facility Updated: Jun-25-15 4:49 am
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Officials say more than 75 firefighters worked to contain a large fire at a recycling plant in west Charlotte.
- Governors of 10 Western states meeting to discuss drought Updated: Jun-24-15 8:47 pm
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada - The governors of 10 Western states began a three-day meeting Wednesday in Lake Tahoe to tackle drought and other problems that don't respect state boundaries.
- Duke Energy plans to dig up, move coal ash from most pits Updated: Jun-23-15 12:26 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Duke Energy plans to excavate and move coal ash from a dozen more waste ponds in North Carolina, the company said Tuesday, as it works to excavate or safely close pits seeping millions of gallons of contaminated wastewater each day.
- AG says DOE should not get more time to empty Hanford tanks Updated: Jun-23-15 11:47 am
RICHLAND, Washington - State Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the U.S. Department of Energy should not get more time to empty the next group of Hanford nuclear waste tanks.
- Feds paying for sewer analysis of pot usage in Washington Updated: Jun-23-15 3:07 am
SEATTLE - The federal government is chipping in money for a three-year pilot study using sewage samples to determine levels of marijuana use in two Washington cities - research that could help answer some key questions about pot legalization, according to the University of Puget Sound,
- Oahu to enforce plastic bag ban Updated: Jun-22-15 1:43 pm
HONOLULU - Honolulu is set to become the last county in Hawaii to ban plastic checkout bags.
- Sitka company fined $75,000 for improper fish waste disposal Updated: Jun-22-15 8:50 am
SITKA, Alaska - A Sitka company is paying $75,000 for improperly disposing fish waste in the Valdez harbor.
- Village approves $3M bond for sewer project Updated: Jun-22-15 7:32 am
SAXTONS RIVER, Vermont - The village of Saxtons River, Vermont, is going to get a new wastewater treatment plant to replace its 40-year-old system.
- Idaho cities tap federal fund for wastewater plant upgrades Updated: Jun-21-15 2:23 pm
BOISE, Idaho - When voters in the south-central Idaho city of Jerome refused to pass a wastewater bond, it meant the town's raw sewage would continue to flow into a canal and then into the Snake River.
- Study: Mega injections of wastewater triggers more quakes Updated: Jun-18-15 7:30 pm
WASHINGTON - The more oil and gas companies pump their saltwater waste into the ground, and the faster they do it, the more they have triggered earthquakes in the central United States, a massive new study found.
- Syrian chemical weapons waste disposed of, watchdog says Updated: Jun-17-15 11:16 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The global chemical weapons watchdog says that waste created on board a U.S. ship that destroyed toxic chemicals from Syria's stockpile has been successfully disposed of.
- Crews knock down fire at North Las Vegas recycling plant Updated: Jun-17-15 6:26 am
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire at a recycling plant in North Las Vegas, taking more than six hours to knock it down.
- Former Granby wastewater operator indicted for false reports Updated: Jun-17-15 5:47 am
GRANBY, Missouri - A former wastewater treatment plant operator accused of submitting false reports in violation of the Clean Water Act has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
- 2 workers at wastewater plant no longer Sioux City employees Updated: Jun-16-15 6:41 pm
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Sioux City officials have confirmed that two workers at its wastewater treatment plant are no longer employed by the city.
- Flagstaff, Hopi Tribe work toward settlement of lawsuit Updated: Jun-16-15 6:19 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The city of Flagstaff and the Hopi Tribe are working toward a settlement in a lawsuit that claims the city's decision to sell treated wastewater to a ski resort causes a public nuisance.
- City says explosive device caused Neosho plant explosion Updated: Jun-16-15 5:51 am
NEOSHO, Missouri - City officials say an explosive device caused a blast at a recycling facility in southwest Missouri city that killed one person and injured another in what's being investigated as a workplace accident.
- Man crushed to death in compactor at Florida recycling plant Updated: Jun-15-15 12:09 pm
WINTER GARDEN, Florida - Officials say a man was crushed to death inside a machine at a central Florida recycling plant.
- Oil shipping company, crew indicted for waste water dumping Updated: Jun-13-15 12:32 pm
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - A federal grand jury in Lafayette has indicted a Norwegian oil shipping company and four members of its crew, charging them with illegally discharging contaminated waste water near Lake Charles.