BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Power Co. announced Wednesday that it is shuttering a coal-fired power plant in central Alabama, a decision the company blamed on federal ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider a case about the reach of landmark federal clean-water protections, as the Trump administration spars with conservation groups on ...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An engineering group has given Vermont a “C″ grade on the condition of its infrastructure.
The report card released Wednesday by the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the state’s energy system the highest marks at B-, and the worst grade was given to ...
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The state of Ohio has found no evidence of earthquake activity connected with loud booms residents reported hearing in the Youngstown area near deep-injection wells used for fracking wastewater.
The Warren Tribune Chronicle
3 hurt escaping from fire at Springfield wastewater facility
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Officials say three contractors were hurt escaping from a methane burst at the Springfield Wastewater Treatment Facility.
The Springfield News-Leader
3.5 magnitude quake shakes parts of northwest Oklahoma
CHEROKEE, Okla. (AP) — No damage has been reported following a 3.5 magnitude earthquake in northwestern Oklahoma.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was recorded at 9:54 a.m. Thursday in Alfalfa County near Cherokee, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City. The ...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities believe the remains of a fetus or baby have been found at a wastewater treatment plant.
Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said in a news release that police in Conway were notified of the discovery of “fully intact human remains” at the Conway ...
19,400 gallons of wastewater spill into Puget Sound
SEATTLE (AP) — Officials say about 19,400 of gallons of wastewater spilled into Puget Sound after the Richmond Beach Pump Station in Shoreline lost power.
King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks says a winter storm-related power outage Monday morning at the pump station led ...
Company halts plans for pasture-based dairy on Kauai
MAHAULEPU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii Dairy Farms says it is discontinuing plans for a pasture-based dairy operation on Kauai.
The Garden Island reports that the company will explore alternatives for food ...
3.5 magnitude earthquake shakes part of central Oklahoma
STROUD, Okla. (AP) — No damage has been reported following a 3.5 magnitude earthquake that shook parts of central Oklahoma.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was recorded at 10:38 a.m. Thursday about seven miles (12 kilometers) northwest of Stroud, about 52 miles (84 kilometers) ...
Ex-worker at Sioux City wastewater plant pleads guilty
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former worker at Sioux City’s wastewater treatment plant has pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to tamper with wastewater sampling and testing.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly $11 million in federal grant money is going to 19 rural communities around Indiana for local development projects.
The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced the
Lawsuit prompts Seattle metal recycler to cut pollution
SEATTLE (AP) — A major Seattle scrap metal recycler has agreed to make an estimated $1 million worth of pollution-control improvements to settle a federal lawsuit.
The conservation group Puget Soundkeeper alleged that Seattle Iron and Metals Corp. has been discharging contaminated ...
Court allows sale of troubled Oregon dairy farm to proceed
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge has allowed the proposed sale of the troubled Lost Valley Farm to proceed despite objections by Oregon agencies over who will clean up the dairy’s wastewater and manure.
Court-appointed trustee Randy Sugarman recently entered into an asset ...
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — State regulators have approved a proposal by Ursa Resources to drill 24 wells and a wastewater injection well near a Battlement Mesa mobile home park.
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
BELFAST, Maine (AP) — The developer of a salmon farm in Maine is locked in a dispute with a resident who is seeking to forestall the project.
Whole Oceans LLC has filed a motion with the state Board of Environmental Protection to try to dismiss a complaint from Holly Faubel, of Belfast, ...
WAUKOMIS, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says an early morning earthquake shook parts of northern Oklahoma.
Geologists say the 3.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 2:20 a.m. Monday near Waukomis, about 80 miles (129 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City. The earthquake was ...
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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A court document says a former supervisor intends to plead guilty to federal charges that he conspired with others to manipulate water sample test results at the Sioux City wastewater treatment plant.
Patrick Schwarte’s attorney filed a notice Monday in U.S. ...
MABLETON, Ga. (AP) — Officials in an Atlanta suburb say sewage has been flowing into one of the Chattahoochee River’s main tributaries after a pump failed at a water treatment plant.
Cobb County spokesman Ross Cavitt tells news outlets that county drinking water is safe despite the ...
Oklahoma earthquakes decrease for 3rd straight year
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The number of Oklahoma earthquakes registering a magnitude 3.0 or greater has declined for the third consecutive year after state regulators began directing oil and natural gas producers to close some wells and reduce injection volumes in others.
The number of such ...
St. Cloud wastewater plant fueled by beer, byproducts
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Whenever you dump something down the drain, it goes to the city of St. Cloud’s NEW (Nutrients, Energy and Water) Recovery Facility, where nutrients are recovered, waste is treated, and clean water is sent back into the environment.
But large-scale beverage producers ...
Lawsuit over environmental fund leaves projects on hold
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Little Falls Mayor Greg Zylka felt relieved when he learned last year that his central Minnesota city would get almost $7 million for a new sewage treatment plant.
The city’s wastewater plant needs to be upgraded because it’s releasing too much phosphorus into ...
Waste discharge from Big Island dairy farm concerns locals
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The latest in a string of wastewater discharges from a Big Island dairy farm has residents wondering how it will handle its planned closure next year.
A Monday discharge from Big Island Dairy was just one of several such spills and discharges that have occurred at the ...
Illinois EPA offers grants for wastewater efficiency
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is offering grants to public wastewater treatment plants to improve energy efficiency.
The agency has announced $3 million in grant funding. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $1.5 million will reduce energy consumption at ...
Report: 3 Florida cities responsible for wastewater spills
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Three Florida cities have spilled almost 1 million gallons (3.8 million liters) of wastewater in recent days.
Records from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection show that Clearwater was responsible for the largest spill.
Around 750,000 gallons ...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation says millions of gallons of sewage overflowed into local waterways over the weekend.
WCAX-TV reported ...
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Untreated wastewater spilled into North Carolina creek
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say approximately 12,000 gallons of untreated wastewater have spilled into a creek.
WLOS in Asheville reports the city of ...
Worker killed in trench is contractor’s 4th death in 2018
DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — The employer of the construction worker killed at a Baltimore wastewater treatment plant this week has been identified as a contractor that’s seen three other worker deaths this year.
Baltimore City Department of Public Works spokesman Jeffrey Raymond
EPA approves nearly $21M in Nevada water grants
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $21 million in grants for drinking and wastewater infrastructure improvements in Nevada, including upgrading 87,000 water meters to boost efficiency in North Las Vegas.
The grants announced Monday include nearly ...
Lawmakers could face debate over earthquake damage
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are likely to face renewed debate in the next legislative session about how or whether to hold oil and gas companies accountable for property damage caused by earthquakes in Kansas.
Earthquakes have increased in Kansas since 2013 when fracking, or ...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A wastewater treatment and collection system serving 10 Lakes Region communities in New Hampshire has been recognized for its compliance, safety and public outreach.
The Winnipesaukee River Basin Program was honored as the Wastewater Plant of the Year by the New ...
Small earthquake recorded in northwestern Oklahoma
WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a small earthquake has been recorded in northwestern Oklahoma.
The U.S.G.S. recorded the magnitude 3.1 quake at 12:09 a.m. Saturday about 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of Woodward and about 97 miles (156 kilometers) northwest of ...
Indiana cites US Steel for foamy discharge in November
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has cited U.S. Steel for causing a foamy discharge into a northwestern Indiana waterway that flows into Lake Michigan.
Faulty gate at Bremerton plant causes sewage, runoff spill
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Officials say a malfunctioning gate at a wastewater treatment plant on Bremerton’s east side led to a spill of sewage and runoff into Port Washington Narrows and Dyes Inlet.
The Kitsap Sun
New Mexico rural water projects get $35M federal boost
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Efforts to build water and wastewater systems and improve existing infrastructure in a few communities in rural New Mexico will see a $35 million infusion of federal funding.
Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation announced the funding this week from U.S. ...
Sewage from Mexico spill flows north into California waters
IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Millions of gallons of raw sewage has spilled into Mexico’s Tijuana River and is flowing north into California, fouling beaches in San Diego County, where swimmers and surfers were urged to stay out of the ocean.
If the spill that began late Monday continues ...
Houston cleaning up wastewater spills after heavy rains
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials say the city of Houston’s drinking water is safe to drink after recent heavy rainfall caused thousands of gallons of wastewater to be spilled at several locations.
The city’s public works department says crews on Sunday continued cleaning up at least three spill ...
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota agency has fined Smithfield Foods more than $53,000 for wastewater violations at the company’s Sioux Falls plant.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says Virginia-based Smithfield violated its surface water discharge permit in ...
HENNESSEY, Okla. (AP) — Parts of central Oklahoma have been shaken by an earthquake.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday about 2 miles (4 kilometers) east of Hennessey, 49 miles (79 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City. ...
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The wastewater treatment plant blamed for a high-profile sewage discharge that discolored the water of the Niagara River near the base of Niagara Falls is getting a $27 million upgrade.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the Niagara Falls Wastewater ...
High court rules against Hopi Tribe in snowmaking challenge
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Hopi Tribe has lost a legal battle against snowmaking on a northern Arizona mountain where tribal members made frequent pilgrimages to gather plants and water for ceremonial use long before a ski resort existed.
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday the ...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the Hopi Tribe’s challenge of snowmaking at a northern Arizona ski resort (all times local):
The Hopi Tribe has lost a legal battle against snowmaking at a northern Arizona ski resort.
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled against the ...
Alabama town getting $23 million to improve sewage handling
UNIONTOWN, Ala. (AP) — A small Alabama town is getting $23 million to upgrade a sewer system that’s been overflowing for years.
The Montgomery ...
State regulators approve plans to upgrade septic systems
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — State regulators have approved plans by the Yellowstone Club to upgrade the septic systems of three businesses as part of a penalty for a March 2016 spill of treated wastewater into the Gallatin River near Big Sky.
The private resort community paid a $64,000 fine and ...
WAKITA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 3.1 earthquake has been recorded in northern Oklahoma.
The U.S.G.S report says the quake struck Thursday afternoon near the town of Wakita, just north of Enid and about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of Oklahoma ...
Ammo company operators get probation for wastewater dumping
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Two Montana men who ran an ammunition company that illegally dumped lead-contaminated wastewater into city sewers have each been sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine.
Judge Dana Christensen sentenced 27-year-old Zachary Daniel Flanagan ...
SEATTLE (AP) — An environmental group is asking Washington state regulators to require municipalities to use the latest technology to treat sewage before it’s released into Puget Sound.
The petition filed Wednesday by Northwest Environmental Advocates urges the Department of Ecology to ...
Magnitude 3.3 earthquake recorded in northern Oklahoma
MORRISON, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.3 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in northern Oklahoma.
The survey reports the temblor was recorded just after 9 p.m. Tuesday near Morrison, north of Stillwater and about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma ...