Freshwater pollution

August 16, 2017 - 5:58 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina House will hold its own investigative hearing into the discharge of a little-studied chemical into a river. House Speaker Tim Moore announced Wednesday that he'll soon announce appointments to a special committee that will look at the chemical GenX and its...
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August 15, 2017 - 4:05 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans are planning a public hearing about a chemical plant's releases into a river because they say Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's administration didn't answer most of their questions. Cooper's health and environmental quality secretaries responded to...
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This July 31, 2017 photo shows beachgoers crossing over large ponds of water on the beach in Margate N.J., days after heavy rains created large ponds of standing water on the beach. On Thursday Aug. 3, 2017, a judge ordered the immediate shutdown of the sand dune construction project that caused the water to collect on the beach, and gave the federal, state and local governments a week to come up with an engineering solution. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
August 03, 2017 - 4:52 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A judge on Thursday shut down a government sand-dune construction project in New Jersey that created huge ponds of bacteria-laden water and blocked off access to parts of the beach. Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez said he was horrified by photos showing "lake-like"...
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July 14, 2017 - 7:31 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis residents are as proud of their sweet-tasting water as their barbecue and blues. The water — drawn from the Memphis Sand aquifer beneath this Tennessee city — is so revered that a city utility called it a "community treasure" in an online report on its cleanliness. So...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration is taking steps to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation’s streams from pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday outlined a process for rescinding a 2015 regulation that defines which waterways are covered under the Clean Water Act. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
June 27, 2017 - 4:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation's streams from pollution but drew attacks from farmers, fossil fuel companies and property-rights groups as federal overreach. The 2015 regulation sought to...
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FILE- In this May 7, 2015 file photo, crews perform dredging work along the upper Hudson River in Waterford, N.Y. Dredging crews left the Hudson River two years ago, but criticism of the $1.7 billion cleanup is bubbling up again. Advocates who want the Environmental Protection Agency to order crews back on the river are expected in Poughkeepsie on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The EPA is holding a public hearing on its five-year review of the Superfund project. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
June 27, 2017 - 12:14 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Dredging crews left the Hudson River two years ago, but criticism of the $1.7 billion cleanup is bubbling up again. Advocates who want the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to order crews back on the river are expected in Poughkeepsie on Wednesday night as the agency holds a...
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June 12, 2017 - 4:56 pm
DENVER (AP) — Government investigators say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had no rules for working around old mines when the agency inadvertently triggered a massive spill from a Colorado mine that polluted rivers in three states. The EPA's Office of Inspector General said Monday the...
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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver speaks during a press conference, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at City Hall in Flint, Mich., where Weaver officially recommended that the city remain a long-term customer of what was the Detroit water system and abandon an effort to treat its own raw water again. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
April 18, 2017 - 4:24 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint's mayor reversed course Tuesday and recommended that the Michigan city beset by a man-made crisis that left its drinking water supply contaminated with lead continue getting its drinking water from a Detroit-area system long term, saying a third switch would be too risky...
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Though a few boats make their way onto Lake Michigan, beaches have been closed due to a chemical spill from U. S. Steel, Thursday, April 13, 2017. Federal officials are awaiting more test results to determine whether a potentially carcinogenic chemical entered Lake Michigan during a wastewater spill at a U.S. Steel plant in northern Indiana. (John J. Watkins /The Times via AP)
April 13, 2017 - 7:58 pm
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — A water sample from Lake Michigan near a wastewater spill at a U.S. Steel plant in Indiana contained an elevated level of a potentially carcinogenic chemical but well below federal safety standards, the Chicago Department of Water Management said Thursday. A sample containing 2...
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Though a few boats make their way onto Lake Michigan, beaches have been closed due to a chemical spill from U. S. Steel, Thursday, April 13, 2017. Federal officials are awaiting more test results to determine whether a potentially carcinogenic chemical entered Lake Michigan during a wastewater spill at a U.S. Steel plant in northern Indiana. (John J. Watkins /The Times via AP)
April 13, 2017 - 4:19 pm
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Federal officials are awaiting more test results to determine whether a potentially carcinogenic chemical entered Lake Michigan during a wastewater spill at a U.S. Steel plant in northern Indiana. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman Rachel Bassler says testing...
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