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Jan 23 2018
Roughly 200 Detroit area volunteers went in search of stoneflies on Jan. 20, 2018 in order to gauge water quality in the area. Catching and counting…
Jan 4 2018
On Jan. 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced “significant improvement” in its progress towards cleaning the nation’s most…
Dec 19 2017
Chesapeake Bay has reached the midpoint assessment period following a 2010 sanctioned “pollution diet” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…
Dec 19 2017
The city of Salem, Ore. has resorted to its backup water supply after a spill of roughly 11,600 gal of unleaded gasoline was released into the North…
Dec 14 2017
Dec. 14, 2017, marks the two-year anniversary of the initial declaration of a State of Emergency by the city of Flint, Mich. after a water disaster…
Dec 1 2017
On Nov. 30, residents of Brighton Township, Mich., filed a lawsuit against General Motors (GM) for groundwater contamination caused by salt use at…
Dec 1 2017
The Collins Estates Mobile Home Park Wastewater Treatment Plant in Jacksonville, N.C., reported an untreated wastewater discharge Nov. 24 of an…
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…
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