Wastewater

Democratic Presidential candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during an event at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in Washington, Thursday, May 16, 2019, during an event where he unveiled part of his plan to defeat climate change. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 16, 2019 - 6:08 pm
Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is pitching a $9 trillion-plus climate action plan that he touts as an economic renaissance and scientific necessity, putting the Washington governor at the forefront of White House hopefuls pushing for sweeping action to combat the causes and effects of...
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February 19, 2019 - 9:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to consider a case about the reach of a federal clean water law. The justices agreed Tuesday to hear a case involving the Clean Water Act. The act requires polluters to get a permit when they release pollution from a source such as a pipe or well to...
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January 03, 2019 - 8:43 am
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 untreated...
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December 24, 2018 - 12:54 pm
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 Hendersonville notified the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality and Division of Water Resources that excessive...
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December 19, 2018 - 8:49 am
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 tells The Baltimore Sun 36-...
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July 15, 2018 - 6:56 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Workers in a metropolitan sewer district in Ohio have amassed an impressive collection of toys, eyeglasses and other objects that made their way through the sewer system. The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati provides wastewater collection and treatment for...
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July 01, 2018 - 2:22 pm
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.1 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in central Oklahoma. There were no immediate reports of damage. The agency says the earthquake was recorded at 9:58 p.m. on Saturday, about 8 miles (12.5 kilometers) east of Guthrie. The temblor was...
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This Monday, May 7, 2018, photo provided by the Pueblo West Fire Department shows Gidget, an English mastiff belonging to Mandi Smith, of Pueblo West, Colo., holding onto a cement ledge as rescue members were on their way at the Pueblo West Wastewater Treatment Plant. Gidget, a 2-year-old English mastiff led astray by an escape-prone hound dog, is happy to be home, but still stinks after being found stranded in muck at a wastewater treatment plant in Colorado. (Brad Davidson/Pueblo West Fire Department via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 2:23 am
A 2-year-old English mastiff led astray by an escape-prone hound dog is happy to be home, but still stinks after being found stranded in muck at a wastewater treatment plant in Colorado. Gidget's ordeal started when a walker coonhound named Buddy helped her escape from their house in Pueblo West on...
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May 08, 2018 - 9:25 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a human fetus was found lodged in a piece of equipment at a wastewater treatment plant in Georgia. Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen tells The Augusta Chronicle that workers performing maintenance on a pipe at Augusta's J.B. Messerly Water Pollution Control...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, Dan Bender, with the La Plata County Sheriff's Office, takes a water sample from the Animas River near Durango, Colo. after the accidental released of an estimated 3 million gallons of waste from the Gold King Mine by a crew led by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA says it has almost finished reviewing hundreds of damage claims from the spill, but the agency has still not released a clear accounting of the claims made for economic losses and personal injuries. (Jerry McBride /The Durango Herald via AP, File)
March 16, 2018 - 2:56 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it has almost finished a review of damage claims from a Colorado mine spill the agency accidentally triggered. But an internal agency accounting of those claims could be off by tens of millions of dollars. It's the latest in a series of...
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