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Nov 27 2017
The Keystone Pipeline spilled oil in Amherst, S.D., Nov. 16, raising questions of groundwater protection. TransCanada Corp. has recovered 44,400 gal…
Nov 27 2017
A Port Arthur, Texas, wastewater facility was responsible for the largest wastewater spill during Hurricane Harvey, releasing 106 million gal of…
Nov 20 2017
In a press conference Nov. 19, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the city of Chicago will file a "Notice of Intent" to sue U.S. Steel for repeated…
Nov 16 2017
U.S. Steel dumped 56.7 lb of chromium into a Lake Michigan tributary in late October. According to the Chicago Tribune, a wastewater treatment system…
Nov 15 2017
Kewaunee County, Wis., passed an ordinance Nov. 7 titled the “Agricultural Waste and Process Water Irrigation Ordinance” that regulates the…
Oct 31 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has awarded $30,000 to the Clinton Substance Abuse Council to raise awareness of the…
Oct 26 2017
The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health published research showing pollution causes an estimated 9 million deaths per year. The 2015 study…
Oct 18 2017
The Toledo City Council approved a resolution to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to declare Lake Erie—a major drinking water source—…
Oct 16 2017
According to CNN, Rep. Bennie Thompson, a democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, has asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to…
Oct 12 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided an update on the San Jacinto waste pits Superfund site. Once EPA signs the Record of Decision…
Oct 11 2017
With excess nutrients impacting water quality nationwide, the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) urged U.S. Congress to use the upcoming Farm Bill…
Sep 18 2017
The ingredients used to brew beer are few: grain, malt, hops, yeast and water. Combined in the right amounts, these ingredients combine to make a…
Aug 24 2017
Crews with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) responded to a sanitary sewer spill that sent 1,800 gal of untreated wastewater into a…
Aug 7 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is providing more than $3.5 million in funding to the District Department of Energy…
Jul 25 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the approval of new water quality criteria for mercury in California waters. The new rules,…
Jul 24 2017
Early estimates by the National Centre for Research Quality showed algal blooms are expected to worsen in Lake Erie. Blooms are forecasted to be just…
Jun 21 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a cleanup plan to address contaminated soil and sediment at the Diamond Head Oil Refinery…
Jun 6 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected 172 communities across the country to receive funding for brownfield site revitalization…
May 11 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $100,323 to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) to protect groundwater from …
May 10 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) a performance partnership grant of $8,354…
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