WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii county council is considering a resolution to settle a longstanding legal case over wastewater pumped into injection wells.
Dozens of turtles rescued from Arkansas sewage plant
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) — An east Arkansas animal shelter has rescued dozens of turtles from a wastewater treatment facility after they became trapped in sewage pond filters.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines area water utility says construction and testing are complete on a $2.5 million system that will enable it to treat nitrate removed during it purification...
OOKALA, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii dairy has discharged millions of gallons of stormwater and wastewater as part of a scheduled closure plan, officials said.
Quasi-public agency finances clean water projects
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A quasi-public agency says it's financing nearly $50 million in clean water projects in Rhode Island.
The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank said Friday the...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum has signed a complex energy bill dealing with empty pockets in underground rock formations, though property rights advocates are likely to keep...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say the remains of twin human fetuses have been found at a San Diego wastewater treatment plant and police are trying to find the mother.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — How much untreated sewage gets dumped in Alabama's Black Belt?
That's the question a team of students and professors at the University of Alabama is trying to...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice says West Virginia has secured $3.4 million in federal grants to help improve broadband and wastewater infrastructure in McDowell County.
Aging workforce hits water plants especially hard
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Behind every toilet flush and faucet turn that draws on a public water system, there's an entire industry making sure the water meets certain standards.
MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department with a $99.7 million federal loan to build 14 injection wells designed to stop...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Four wastewater treatment plants in Illinois will receive more than $2 million for energy-saving projects.
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced the...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Wastewater treatment plants across Maine are working quickly to meet a deadline to begin testing municipal sludge for so-called forever chemicals.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha has been dumping about 65 million gallons (246 million liters) of untreated sewage daily into a creek that soon flows into the Missouri River, a situation that officials...
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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City has issued $77,500 in fines to a Nebraska plant for exceeding its daily limits on solids sent to the city's wastewater treatment plant, as local officials also...
Colorado wastewater plant back up after outage
DENVER (AP) — A plant that treats wastewater draining from the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado has resumed operating after being shut down by a winter storm that struck the area this past...
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MORRIS, Minn. (AP) — Some Minnesota cities are grappling with how to reduce the amount of chloride being released from their wastewater treatment plants into lakes and streams, threatening aquatic...
DENVER (AP) — The winter storm that blasted through the West this week knocked out a mine wastewater treatment plant in Colorado, prompting officials to warn Friday against using water from two...
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DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced three long-term goals Wednesday for cleaning up the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site in southwestern Colorado.
Yellowstone, water district to meet over sewage claims
GARDINER, Mont. (AP) — Officials from Yellowstone National Park and a Montana water district have scheduled a settlement conference over claims of excessive arsenic from the park's...
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on Colorado avalanches (all times local):
A major east-west highway through the Colorado mountains has reopened after an avalanche.
PHOENIX (AP) — An appellate court's ruling Thursday says the Arizona Corporation Commission has authority to appoint an interim manager for a water and wastewater utility's operations in Maricopa...
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Advocacy groups are lobbying Congress to pump more money into programs to protect Great Lakes water quality.
More than 100 representatives of organizations in the...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Legislative leaders have agreed to undo what critics called an improper raid on an environmental trust fund that depends on Minnesota Lottery proceeds.
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is adding 749 miles (1,205 kilometers) of rivers and streams to its inventory of waterways that have a high level of protection from pollution and...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than a dozen grants have been awarded to promote the sustainability of land-based industries in Michigan and support infrastructure benefiting rural...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has denied the U.S. government's request to dismiss a lawsuit that New Mexico, Utah and the Navajo Nation filed against the Environmental Protection Agency over a...
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — No injuries have been reported after a 3.1 magnitude earthquake shook parts of the Oklahoma City area.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was reported at 6:15...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Some Big Island residents are asking how they will be able to afford sewer systems connections after large-capacity cesspools are shut down.
GOP bill would create water pollution credit clearinghouse
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators began a push Tuesday to streamline Wisconsin's water pollution credit-trading system, introducing a bill that would create a clearinghouse that they say...
Alabama Power closing Gorgas coal-fired power plant
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 environmental...
High court to consider case about reach of clean water law
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 the...
Vermont infrastructure gets “C” grade
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 stormwater and wastewater facilities at D+.
The report offered several solutions including increasing funding, supporting new technologies and retrofitting older systems.
Loud booms reported near injection well site not earthquakes
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.
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 reports that two of the contractors were taken to a hospital Monday with non-life threatening injuries and the third refused treatment.
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 temblor was recorded at a depth of about 1.3 miles (2.1 kilometers).
Authorities believe remains of fetus or baby found at plant
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 Wastewater Treatment Plant on Tuesday.
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 to wastewater flowing into Puget Sound for about 20 minutes.
A King County wastewater operator was able to reset pump operations.
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 production on the land.
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) northeast of Oklahoma City. The temblor was recorded at a depth of about 3 miles (4.8 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.
$11M in federal grants going to 19 rural Indiana communities
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 grants it distributes are aimed helping municipalities or counties complete infrastructure work, downtown revitalization and economic development plans.
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 wastewater and stormwater into the Duwamish River, which is already a federal Superfund site from decades of heavy industrial use.
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.
State regulators approve well pad near Battlement Mesa homes
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.