PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island environmental officials say they have removed more than 350 pounds and 100 gallons of hazardous materials from 11 schools throughout the state this...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Tacoma hazardous-waste facility has been slapped with a $1.9 million state Department of Ecology fine for mismanagement and other problems that led to a fire.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to three months in federal prison after pleading guilty to violating the Clean Water Act.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Pep Boys auto parts chain will pay $3.7 million to settle allegations that it illegally disposed of used motor oil and other hazardous waste at its California...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is announcing its fall schedule for collecting household hazardous waste .
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a settlement with Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson over violations of federal hazardous waste laws.
YORKTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Elected officials in a central Indiana town have come out against a proposed steel dust recycling plant, saying the nearby project would hurt local property values.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Two Fairfield, Connecticut public works employees and a local developer have been charged in a scheme that allegedly allowed hazardous material to be illegally dumped on...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Three wastewater workers say the city of Santa Fe failed to protect them from exposure to hazardous waste and needles during a sewer backup near a hospital.
DEER PARK, Texas (AP) — The cleanup of millions of gallons of waste and polluted water is far from over four months after a large fire burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemical storage...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho businesses that produce hazardous waste can now use an electronic tracking system rather than paper forms following the federal government's approval Tuesday of Idaho's...
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — AutoZone has agreed to pay $11 million to settle California allegations that it unlawfully dumped batteries and other hazardous waste.
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The Army has resumed destruction of obsolete chemical weapons in southern Colorado after a shutdown prompted by liquid hazardous waste seeping from a storage...
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — An Army facility in southern Colorado has temporarily stopped destroying obsolete chemical weapons because of liquid hazardous waste seeping from a storage...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has announced its spring schedule for household hazardous waste collection .
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A water utility company and the owner of a farm in Colorado Springs are suing the federal government for at least $18 million, claiming the Air Force broke military...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri company involved in the illegal storage of hazardous waste from Mississippi has been ordered to help pay $1.5 million toward cleanup costs.
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The owner of a defunct laboratory in Lenexa has been ordered to pay $544,287 for storing hazardous waste without a license.
U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister announced Tuesday that 63-year-old Ahmed El-Sherif was found guilty of storing the waste at Beta Chem Laboratory.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the U.S. Navy dumped hazardous waste including copper and zinc, into Puget Sound and must be stopped from doing it again.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin's attorney general says a Milwaukee hospital will pay $360,000 to settle a lawsuit for improperly disposing of pharmaceutical hazardous waste from 2013 to 2016.
Attorney General Josh Kaul on Tuesday announced the settlement approved by a Milwaukee County judge.
LACEY, Wash. (AP) — A Washington diving business owner says he plans to appeal a nearly $200,000 fine levied against him by the state Department of Ecology for dumping hazardous waste.
The Olympian reports Seasoft Scuba founder and owner Bruce Justinen says he takes issue with what he calls the "half-truths and untruths" in the Ecology news release about the $197,000 fine.
LACEY, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Ecology has fined a scuba gear company $197,000 for illegally dumping hazardous waste containing lead and arsenic down the toilet, into a storm drain and onto the ground.
Ecology officials announced the fine Tuesday against Seasoft Scuba Gear Inc. in Lacey.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Target store chain has agreed to pay $7.4 million to settle California allegations that it improperly dumped hazardous waste into landfills, ranging from batteries to drugs and syringes.
Minnesota-based Target didn't acknowledge any wrongdoing in the lawsuit settlement filed Wednesday in Alameda County Superior Court.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State environment officials have accused Los Alamos National Laboratory of violating its hazardous waste permit and state regulations.
The allegations came in a letter the New Mexico Environment Department sent to lab officials in early November, days after a new contractor began operating the lab.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Air monitoring systems were set up Tuesday to check for low-level nuclear radiation and other harmful contaminants following a powerful weekend blast at a hazardous waste site in Idaho that killed a worker, destroyed a building and damaged other structures, an official said.
Results were not yet available from the monitors installed at the US Ecology site about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Boise, said Albert Crawshaw of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal investigators have started looking into a weekend explosion at a hazardous waste site south of Boise, Idaho, that killed one worker and injured three others.
The explosion occurred Saturday morning at a US Ecology site about 50 miles south of Boise, and heavily damaged a building.
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An explosion Saturday at a hazardous waste site in southwestern Idaho killed one worker, injured three others and heavily damaged a building, officials said.
US Ecology, which runs the site, said Monte "Alex" Green of Grand View, Idaho, died of his injuries from the explosion at 9:23 a.m. inside one of the buildings at the facility.
Green was working as an equipment operator moving materials at the time of the accident, the company said.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at an Idaho waste site (all times local):
Officials say an employee at a hazardous waste site in southwestern Idaho was killed after an explosion Saturday that also injured three workers and heavily damaged a building.
US Ecology, which runs the site, says Monte "Alex" Green of Grand View, Idaho, died of his injuries from the explosion at 9:23 a.m. inside one of the buildings at the facility.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Texas man was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday for improperly disposing of hazardous electronic waste at a Central Kentucky recycling business.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 63-year-old Kenneth Gravitt, of Austin, Texas, formerly operated Global Environmental Services, with facilities in Georgetown, Winchester and Cynthiana.
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado plant destroying obsolete U.S. Army chemical weapons has taken a step toward resuming full operations.
Officials said Monday the Pueblo Chemical Depot restarted one of the final steps in the process, using bacteria to treat liquid hazardous waste.
The plant is destroying 780,000 shells containing 2,500 U.S. tons (2,270 metric tons) of mustard agent under an international treaty.
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts auto shop owner charged with dumping hundreds of gallons of used motor oil into the Merrimack River has pleaded guilty.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The president of an airport service business who was accused of improperly storing hazardous waste has been sentenced to 60 days of incarceration.
U.S. Attorney Michael B. Stuart said in a statement Friday that Brian Scott Miller also was fined $5,000 and his company, Executive Air Terminal, received a $20,000 fine and was put on corporate probation for three years.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory say they have completed the first shipment of waste from a key area at the lab to the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository since the dump resumed operations in early 2017.
An official with the U.S. Energy Department's Office of Environmental Management called the shipment a significant milestone for the cleanup effort at the northern New Mexico lab.
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Army is again shipping liquid hazardous waste from a chemical weapons destruction plant in Colorado for disposal in Texas.
The Pueblo Chemical Depot in southern Colorado began loading tanker trucks on Tuesday. They were bound for an incinerator in Port Arthur, Texas.
The waste would normally be processed at the Colorado facility, but officials say that part of the plant is undergoing modifications and isn't operating.
COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Officials say they have finished a significant part of the cleanup at a former aluminum company in northwest Montana.
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality said Friday that the cleanup of hazardous waste in the area used to reduce alumina as part of the Columbia Falls Aluminum Company's smelting process has been completed.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The ending of a public comment period has prompted concerns that the state of New Mexico is rushing the approval process regarding a proposal to expand the amount of radioactive and hazardous waste allowed at an underground nuclear waste repository.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has announced household hazardous waste collection dates.
EPA Director Alec Messina said Wednesday that the collections allow residents to ensure that leftover products with potentially problematic chemicals or other ingredients are disposed of properly.
TRENTON, Mich. (AP) — A former industrial site in southeastern Michigan may be eligible for cleanup funding under the federal Superfund program.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed adding part of the McLouth Steel plant grounds in Trenton to the National Priorities List, which includes the nation's most serious uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites.
FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have filed multiple charges against a North Carolina woman in the death of an Alaskan malamute and cruelty to other dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reports Holly Springs police arrested 51-year-old Gina Anne Spallone-Williams for felony cruelty to animals and misdemeanor cruelty charges.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department announced nearly two dozen criminal charges Thursday against the owners of an Omaha railcar cleaning company stemming from a 2015 explosion that killed two workers.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A tanker carrying fracking fluid rolled over in the Poudre Canyon in northern Colorado, spilling some the fluid.
The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports that the Colorado State Patrol says the accident occurred about 11 p.m. Thursday on Colorado 14 and required a hazardous waste team to clean up the spilled fluid.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California company that sells Crystal Geyser bottled water has been charged with illegally disposing of arsenic-tainted wastewater, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
The charges don't allege that CG Roxane LLC sold tainted water, but that it illegally shipped and disposed of the toxic waste filtered from well water.
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal officials say treatment is underway to clean up contaminants in the groundwater and soil at a North Carolina Superfund site.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a news release Friday a 1.2-acre area beneath the former CTS Corp. factory in Asheville is being treated.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Waste management services in Juneau could soon be in one convenient location.
The Juneau Empire reports members of the Juneau government today will look over two options for housing all waste programs, including recycling, household hazardous waste and composting.
SPENCER, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added a groundwater chemical plume that's threatening a central Indiana city's water supply to its highest priority cleanup list for hazardous waste sites.
The EPA said Tuesday that adding the city of Spencer's Franklin Street Groundwater Contamination site to the federal agency's priority list signals its commitment to cleaning up that contamination.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has fined an eyeglass lens manufacturer $750,000 for repeatedly discharging hazardous waste into Clackamas County's sewer system in violation of the federal Clean Water Act.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon fined Carl Zeiss Vision Monday.
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory ordered a partial evacuation of a nuclear research building after a report of a bulging hazardous waste drum.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the lab officials called for the evacuation Monday afternoon. The order was ended later in the day and the drum, which did not contain radiological waste, had been rendered safe.
PANCEVO, Serbia (AP) — Dozens of rusty barrels and plastic tubs filled with a dark, oily liquid cluttered a muddy yard where chickens roamed. More brimming containers packed a wooden barn.
The property in northern Serbia, located next to farmland and a railway line, stored about 100 tons of likely hazardous waste altogether, the country's environmental protection ministry said. Authorities found it last month, along with another big batch cemented into the walls of a nearby brick factory.