Pollution clean-up

December 05, 2017 - 5:00 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A major pork producer must live up to an agreement it signed 11 years ago and work on cleaning up water pollution tied to almost a dozen industry-scale hog operations, a federal judge ruled this week. Murphy-Brown LLC must end years of delay and have a mutually agreed...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2015 file photo, water flows through a series of retention ponds built to contain and filter out heavy metals and chemicals from the Gold King mine chemical accident, in the spillway about 1/4 mile downstream from the mine, outside Silverton, Colo. The administration of President Donald Trump is dropping a proposal that would have forced mining companies to prove they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
December 01, 2017 - 9:08 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration announced Friday that it won't require mining companies to prove they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution, despite an industry legacy of abandoned mines that have fouled waterways across the U.S. The move came...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017 file photo, a sign welcomes drivers to Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Wash. After almost two decades of work, the government has nearly finished removing radioactive wastes from a first group of underground storage tanks in eastern Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes, file)
November 30, 2017 - 4:44 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Workers on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state have finished cleaning up one of the nation's most contaminated radioactive waste sites, the U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday. The dangerous wastes at the site known as the 618-10 Burial Ground stem from the...
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This Nov. 1, 2017 drone photo shows the fishing boat Pacific Paradise, leaking oil and diesel fuel just offshore of hotels on Waikiki's pristine white sand beaches with Diamond Head in the background in Honolulu. The fishing boat transporting foreign workers destined for low-paying jobs in Hawaii's fishing fleet smashed into a shallow reef last month. The crash of the 79-foot (24-meter) boat illustrates a potential environmental impact of the Hawaii fishing fleet's practice of transporting foreign workers by boat. (Carroll Cox via AP)
November 10, 2017 - 2:58 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Just offshore from Waikiki's pristine white sand beaches, a fishing boat transporting foreign workers destined for low-paying jobs in Hawaii's fishing fleet smashed into a shallow reef last month. The stranded boat has been leaking oil and diesel ever since in an area prized by...
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In this undated artist's rendering released by the Detroit Pistons, shows the NBA basketball team's new practice facility and headquarters in Detroit. Michigan has approved $16 million in tax incentives, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, for the Detroit Pistons to build a practice facility and headquarters in downtown Detroit. (Rossetti/Detroit Pistons via AP)
October 24, 2017 - 3:05 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan approved $16 million in tax incentives Tuesday to aid the Detroit Pistons' construction of a practice facility and headquarters in downtown Detroit, money the team said is needed to defray expensive work removing contaminated soil. The $107 million, four-story...
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In this Saturday, Oct. 14 2017 photo, people affected by Hurricane Maria bathe in water piped from a mountain creek, in Utuado, Puerto Rico. Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Puerto Ricans without running water are bathing and washing their clothes in contaminated streams. At least four people have died of diseases caught from dirty water. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
October 16, 2017 - 4:58 pm
CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, and some islanders have been drinking water from condemned wells. Nearly a month...
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October 14, 2017 - 6:08 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S.-flagged commercial fishing vessel that ran aground off the shore of Waikiki earlier this week is on fire, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports . Police say the fire on the 79-foot (24-meter) Pacific Paradise was reported about 10 a.m. Saturday. The Star-Advertiser reports...
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Member of the Texas Campaign for the Environment prepare to deliver over 2,300 letters from Texas families to the Environmental Protection Agency's Region VI office in Dallas, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. The letters are calling for saving federal cleanup programs under the Trump Administration. The EPA has approved a plan to remove sediments laced with highly toxic dioxin from a partially submerged Superfund site near Houston damaged during Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
October 12, 2017 - 6:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has handed a rare victory to environmentalists, ordering two big corporations this week to pay $115 million to clean up a Texas toxic waste site that may have spread dangerous levels of pollution during flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Environmental...
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In this Sept. 13, 2017 photo, a boat with a dive flag is shown at San Jacinto River Waste Pits near the Interstate 10 bridge over the river in Channelview, Texas. The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 30, 2017 - 12:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. EPA said Thursday night it has ordered the companies...
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In this Sept. 13, 2017 photo, a boat with a dive flag is shown at San Jacinto River Waste Pits near the Interstate 10 bridge over the river in Channelview, Texas. The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 29, 2017 - 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. EPA said Thursday night it has ordered the companies...
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