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Nov 13 2019
Operations of two water treatment installations in Surakarta, a city in Central Java, Indonesia have been disrupted by liquor waste pollution in the…
Nov 8 2019
The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) intends to sue the city of Burlington, N.C. for its undisclosed per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (…
Nov 7 2019
Coleto Creek Power Plant in Goliad, Texas is among 16 coal plants in the state allegedly responsible for contaminating nearby groundwater with…
Nov 6 2019
The Trump administration has moved to roll back an Obama-era regulation aimed at limiting the leaching of toxic pollution into water supplies from…
Nov 5 2019
The state of Alaska, city of North Pole and Flint Hills Resources are suing Williams Alaska Petroleum for spills of hazardous chemicals that seeped…
Nov 4 2019
A month after the state issued a public health advisory for a harmful algal bloom in Kentucky’s Briggs Lake, the cyanobacteria is almost gone,…
Oct 31 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recently approved and held a mark up session on H.R. 1497, the Water…
Oct 30 2019
Massachusetts Wequassett Resort and Golf Club reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit brought by the Conservation Law Foundation after the resort…
Oct 28 2019
The Maryland Environmental Service (MES) has upgraded the Freedom District Wastewater Treatment Plant in Sykesville in an effort to more effectively…
Oct 22 2019
The Sierra Club has filed suit against GenOn Power Midwest, claiming its coal-fired generating station is discharging heated wastewater into the…
Oct 21 2019
Approximately 11 million gal of sewage and storm water poured into the Grand and Red Cedar rivers, according to Lansing State Journal. 10 million gal…
Oct 20 2019
When it comes to treatment of industrial water and wastewater, the general public can quickly get up in arms before knowing the full story. It is…
Oct 20 2019
The textile industry is an intensive industry for the consumption of water because water is used for various steps in the textile dyeing process. It…
Oct 18 2019
A trapped dead body clogged up pumps in the Tijuana River and caused approximately 14.5 million gal of treated and untreated wastewater to flow into…
Oct 18 2019
Breweries are concerned an upcoming Supreme Court case over water pollution in Maui could overhaul the Clean Water Act and harm their water supply.…
Oct 15 2019
Thousands of dead fish were found floating off of the coastal areas of Las Piñas and Parañaque cities in the Philippines, according to Gulf News. …
Oct 14 2019
With the increased concern about clean air, many wastewater treatment plants have added scrubber systems and biofilters to control odors and…
Oct 11 2019
South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) deemed the danger of Japan’s contaminated water from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant as an…
The Des Plaines river flows gently on the left as a bike path curves out of frame to the right.
The repeal of the WOTUS Rule allows some users to discharge wastewater into rivers, streams and other waterways without a permit.
Sep 16 2019
On Sept. 12, the U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Army announced the repeal of the 2015 Water of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The agencies announced Step 1…
Aug 21 2019
The Meskwaki Nation has become the first tribe in the Des Moines, Iowa, region to achieve U.S. EPA approval to develop water quality standards.…
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