DNR board ready to move forward on water pollution rules
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources board is poised to move forward on extensive rewrites of Wisconsin's water pollution regulations that could cost well-users, farmers...
Maui mayor to defy committee settlement over injection wells
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The mayor of Maui has announced plans to defy a County Council resolution and continue to pursue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court over the use of injection...
N Carolina Environmental Dept investigates chemical release
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina environmental officials are investigating a report by Greensboro that a carcinogenic chemical was released during wastewater treatment by a company.
Mine waste discolors river that saw 2015 Gold King spill
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Wastewater from a mine in southwestern Colorado has spilled into a river that was the site of a major spill caused by a government cleanup crew four years...
Wastewater treatment plant on Eastern Shore gets $5.8M grant
SECRETARY, Md. (AP) — A wastewater treatment plant on Maryland's Eastern Shore has received a $5.8 million federal grant for an upgrade.
Holcomb announces $436M EPA loan to support water projects
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb says a $436 million federal loan will help finance 28 wastewater and drinking water projects in 20 communities across Indiana.
2 men killed when car crashes into lagoon in Huron
HURON, S.D. (AP) — Two men have died in a crash into a wastewater lagoon in Huron.
Police say the men were in a car that veered off a road, went into a ditch, crashed through a fence and...
Water being released from former mine into Montana creek
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — The long-awaited discharge of treated wastewater from a former open pit copper mine into Silver Bow Creek in Butte has started with little fanfare.
Crete pet food plant fined $100K for clean water violations
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska pet food maker has been fined $100,000 for exceeding the limit of wastewater it was permitted to discharge into a city water treatment plant.
Wastewater treatment supervisor arrested on theft charges
BANDON, Ore. (AP) — A longtime wastewater treatment plant supervisor in an Oregon coastal town has been arrested on theft and misconduct charges after an investigation.
US giving Louisiana town grant to expand sewage treatment
ALBANY, La. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Commerce is giving $845,000 to help a Louisiana town of 1,100 improve its wastewater treatment plant and expand service.
Manager pleads guilty in blast at California waste facility
SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — A former human resources manager at a California waste company has pleaded guilty in connection with an explosion and fire at the firm's facility five years...
Maui County committee hears injection well case testimony
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Environmental groups that sued over a Hawaii county's use of injection wells have testified before county officials who will decide whether to continue an appeal to the U.S....
Crews doing final cleanup work on UP’s Manistique River
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Crews are doing final cleanup work on the Manistique River in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, which was contaminated with industrial waste during the last century.
Groups petition Maui County to drop injection well case
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Groups that successfully sued a county in Hawaii over its use of injection wells have petitioned the county to withdraw its appeal of the case to the U.S. Supreme Court, a...
Washington ecologists discuss creating wastewater regulation
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Washington state ecologists have discussed developing regulation for multiple wastewater treatment plants across the state.
Maui County prepares wastewater dispute for Supreme Court
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii County is preparing to argue in court that its wastewater is not harming the coastline, officials said.
Maui County is expected before the U.S. Supreme Court in...
New Galveston fire station latest recovery from Ike in 2008
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Galveston, Texas, has a new main fire station as recovery continues since Hurricane Ike swamped parts of the city in 2008.
Steel mill sorry for spill that killed fish, closed beaches
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — A steel company apologized for a spill of cyanide and ammonia that led to a fish kill and prompted the closure of beaches along Lake Michigan.
Official: Spill may have caused fish kill in Kentucky creek
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Environmental officials say untreated wastewater from a distillery in Kentucky has spilled into a creek, killing an unknown number of fish.
Tank overflow blamed for oil, wastewater spill
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department says crude oil and wastewater overflowed from a tank in near Williston, impacting an unknown amount of pastureland.
Data confirms growing dead zone in Chesapeake Bay
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland scientists have been warning of a growing "dead zone" in the Chesapeake Bay. Now the numbers are in, confirming their dire warnings were correct.
Boise says no to Ada County landfill wastewater
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise city officials say the Ada County Landfill can't dump water that soaked through the region's trash into the Boise wastewater treatment system.
Company blames contractor for Alabama fish kill
HANCEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Tyson Foods is blaming temporary piping installed by a contractor for pollution that killed tens of thousands of fish in a north Alabama river.
Maine district must find new way to dispose high PFOS sludge
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — A utility in northern Maine will need to find a new way of disposing of wastewater sludge after tests revealed soil from fields used to spread the sludge are higher than...
Grants, loans for water-related improvements in 3 counties
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee congressman David Kustoff's office says the U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving more than $16 million in grants and loans to three rural counties for...
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Osceola wastewater plant spill causes fish kill in creek
OSCEOLA, Iowa (AP) — State environmental officials are tracking a wastewater spill in south-central Iowa that has caused a fish kill in White Breast Creek near Osceola.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The state of Kansas has lifted health warnings it issued last week after heavy rain caused sewage to be released into several Lawrence-area waterways.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas county prosecutor said he has the legal authority to bring criminal charges against Bethel Heights city officials if they don't take action to fix their...
3 injured in wastewater treatment plant explosion
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been injured in an explosion at a Connecticut water treatment plant.
Stamford fire Lt. Kevin Connell tells the Stamford Advocate that...
Sewage cleanup near Santa Fe hospital sparks probe
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.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence officials say heavy rainfall has forced its wastewater treatment plant to shut down, diverting sewage into the Kansas River and nearby streams.
DAKOTA CITY, Neb. (AP) — The owner of a biogas plant in northeast Nebraska said in replies to several lawsuits that two other companies are responsible for toxic odors that fouled a...
DAKOTA CITY, Neb. (AP) — Lawsuit replies filed by the owner of a biogas plant in northeast Nebraska blame two other companies for toxic odors that fouled a neighborhood.
Tribe opposes Wyoming oilfield pollution proposal
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — An American Indian tribe opposes a company's plan to dump oilfield wastewater upstream of a river in central Wyoming, saying the pollution could hurt business for fishing and...
Democrats call for suspending PolyMet permits
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic state lawmakers want Gov. Tim Walz to suspend permits for PolyMet's proposed copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota to make sure they "were not...
Cause of oilfield wastewater spills in North Dakota unknown
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials do not yet know what caused a pair of pipeline spills last week that leaked oilfield wastewater into a tributary of the Missouri River and over...
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Environmental groups in the Great Lakes region want the 2020 presidential candidates to talk more about clean water.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources is asking wastewater treatment plants to test for polyfluoroalkyl pollution.
The substances, also known as PFAS, are man-made...
3M gallons of sewage flows into Puget Sound
SEATTLE (AP) — Puget Sound beaches were temporarily closed after millions of gallons of sewage flowed into the water.
The Washington state Department of Ecology says early Friday the West...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department says more than 12,000 gallons of oilfield wastewater has spilled from a pipeline in Williams County, impacting an unknown amount of...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Wichita lab technician "fudged" the test results of sewage treatment plant wastewater that is dumped into the Arkansas River.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The state-mandated removal of wastewater lagoons at a Hawaii dairy has commenced, officials said.
The state Department of Health announced Big Island Dairy's lower lagoon...
Pipe spills oilfield wastewater in Missouri River tributary
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Cleanup is underway after 21,000 gallons of brine oilfield wastewater leaked from an underground pipeline in western North Dakota and into an unnamed tributary of the...
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The number of Oklahoma earthquakes registering a magnitude of 3.0 or greater is on pace to decline for the fourth straight year after state regulators began directing oil and...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Researchers at West Virginia University are testing an idea to help save freshwater resources by combining wastewater from power plants with wastewater from...
AVON, Minn. (AP) — Several Minnesota cities are trying to manage a salty, expensive problem.
About 100 Minnesota cities discharge too much chloride — or salt — from their wastewater plants,...