Water management

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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November 16, 2017 - 5:39 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators say they're suspending and may revoke a chemical company's key permit after it didn't report the spill of an unregulated compound. The Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday it is moving to revoke The Chemours Co.'s permit to discharge...
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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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October 27, 2017 - 5:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Friday said the Flint City Council again has failed to come up with a long-term water source and may be pushing the troubled community toward bankruptcy. In a sweeping decision, U.S. District Judge David Lawson said the council's proposed two-year extension with the Great...
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In this Oct. 23, 2017 photo, a resident sweeps at a camp set up on the shore of Laguna de Condado in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The man was homeless before the Island was hit by the hurricane and was living at a shelter, but he is now living back on the street. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
October 26, 2017 - 6:16 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that his state will help restore power in Puerto Rico and also improve access to clean water as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. During a one-day visit to the island, Cuomo pledged $1 million...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2014, file photo, signs warn against trespassing at a well injection site in Azle, Texas. Researchers at the University of Colorado have found more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 was caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground. Quakes in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas have also been linked to the practice. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
October 25, 2017 - 7:23 pm
DENVER (AP) — Scientists say they have more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 has been caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground, similar to human-caused quakes in Oklahoma and other states. A paper...
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Crews work on one of the sidewalls of the damaged main spillway of the Oroville Dam on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Oroville, Calif. California officials say repair costs at the nation's tallest dam will be nearly double the original estimate of $275 million. The main spillway and emergency spillway suffered significant damage during storms last February, prompting fears of massive flooding. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
October 19, 2017 - 9:35 pm
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The costs to repair the nation's tallest dam after a nearly catastrophic failure of the spillways will top $500 million, nearly double the original estimate of $275 million, a California Department of Water Resources official said Thursday. The $500 million figure reflects...
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October 10, 2017 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hear a decades-long dispute between Florida and Georgia over water rights. The justices on Tuesday issued a brief order in a lawsuit that Florida filed at the high court challenging water use by its neighbor. The court set not set a date for...
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October 05, 2017 - 10:47 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the General Assembly considering several pieces of legislation (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The Republican-dominated legislature has completed its ninth override from among Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's 12 vetoes so far this year, this one on a wide-ranging...
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October 04, 2017 - 8:35 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly meeting again to consider another veto by Gov. Roy Cooper and take up other business (all times local): 8:35 p.m. A redraw of North Carolina election districts for trial court judges and local prosecutors has cleared a key...
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