Industrial pollution

November 25, 2017 - 9:50 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Fortune 500 chemical company with a pollution problem in North Carolina is staying all but silent about industrial discharges found in well and treated water for hundreds of thousands of people. Wilmington, Delaware-based Chemours Co. has faced questions for six months about...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, a cow skull is wired to a fence post in front of a hamlet destroyed by a mudslide triggered by the Nov. 5, 2015 failing of a dam holding back a giant pond of mine waste in Paracatu, Brazil. The UN environment program says a string of mining waste disasters — some deadly — over the past decade show better protections are needed for communities downstream of massive polluted material storage sites. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, file)
November 14, 2017 - 7:05 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A string of mining waste disasters — some deadly — over the past decade show better protections are needed for communities downstream of massive polluted material storage sites, according to a United Nations report. The UN Environment Program report tallied 40 significant...
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FILE - This Jan. 30, 2012, file photo, shows a sign at an Exxon Mobil refinery in California. Exxon Mobil is settling air pollution cases with the Trump administration by paying a $2.5 million civil penalty and promising to spend $300 million on pollution-control technology at several plants along the Gulf Coast. Federal officials said Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, that the settlement will prevent thousands of tons of future pollution, including cancer-causing benzene, from eight petrochemical plants in Texas and Louisiana. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
October 31, 2017 - 6:01 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil settled violations of the clean-air law with the Trump administration by agreeing to pay a $2.5 million civil penalty and spend $300 million on pollution-control technology at plants along the Gulf Coast. Federal officials said Tuesday that the settlement will prevent...
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Department of Energy show a continuous miner performing mining activities in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M. The U.S. Energy Department announced Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, that the work to carve out more disposal space from the ancient salt formation where the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is located will begin later this fall. The work should be done in 2020. (David X. Tejada/U.S. Department of Energy via AP)
October 17, 2017 - 3:34 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Workers are expected to begin mining operations at the U.S. nuclear waste dump in New Mexico for the first time in three years following a radiation release that contaminated part of the underground repository, the Energy Department said Tuesday. The work to carve out more...
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September 18, 2017 - 7:38 pm
PASADENA, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the...
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Richard Rennard, president of acrylic monomers, America for Arkema Inc. speaks during a news conference Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. The Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by multiple explosions early Thursday, the plant's operator said. The Arkema Inc. plant had been left without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
September 01, 2017 - 4:58 am
Explosions that rocked a Texas chemical plant after it was inundated by Harvey's floodwaters are raising questions about the adequacy of industry preparations for the monster storm and stoking fears of more accidents in the days ahead. The owners of the plant in Crosby, Texas, warned Thursday that...
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Richard Rennard, president of acrylic monomers, America for Arkema Inc. speaks during a news conference Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. The Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by multiple explosions early Thursday, the plant's operator said. The Arkema Inc. plant had been left without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
September 01, 2017 - 4:42 am
Explosions that rocked a Texas chemical plant after it was inundated by Harvey's floodwaters are raising questions about the adequacy of industry preparations for the monster storm and stoking fears of more accidents in the days ahead. The owners of the plant in Crosby, Texas, warned Thursday that...
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August 23, 2017 - 6:36 pm
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump invoked "clean coal" at his rally in Phoenix, repeating a phrase that's often used by coal industry supporters to put a positive spin on the heavily polluting fuel. But the term used Tuesday night remains ambiguous in its definition. It's become most...
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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 May 25, 2017 aerial photo, storage tanks from the Standard Oil Refinery in El Segundo, Calif., are seen behind the El Porto neighborhood in Manhattan Beach, Calif. A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade looks beyond cutting greenhouse gas emissions and takes aim at toxic air in the polluted neighborhoods around refineries and factories. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
July 12, 2017 - 12:45 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade looks beyond cutting greenhouse gas emissions and takes aim at toxic air in the polluted neighborhoods around refineries and factories. The proposal comes as Gov. Jerry Brown moves to bolster...
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