Pollution clean-up

In this July 17, 2017 photo, New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, left, and Larry Gore with the U.S. Forest Service look at survey maps of the Nacimiento Copper Mine near Cuba, N.M., as they discuss tailing piles and contaminated groundwater at the site. Dunn has hired a consultant to review the site and determine what options exist for cleaning up tons of tailings made up of waste from past mining operations. The mine is among many sites in the West that are in need of remediation. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
December 26, 2017 - 3:46 pm
CUBA, N.M. (AP) — For decades, yellow- and white-tinged piles of waste from a defunct copper mine have covered the mountainside at the edge of the quintessential New Mexico village of Cuba — out of sight, out of mind and not nasty enough to warrant the attention of the federal government's...
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In this Dec. 11, 2017 photo, men in protective clothing work at the Martin Aaron Inc. Superfund site in Camden, N.J, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Hundreds of the nation’s most polluted places are at an increasing risk of spreading contamination beyond their borders by more frequent storms and rising seas. An Associated Press analysis of flood zone, census and EPA data shows that almost 2 million people live within a mile of more than 300 at-risk toxic sites, mostly in low-income, heavily minority neighborhoods. These sites span the nation, but Florida, New Jersey and California have the most. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
December 22, 2017 - 12:06 pm
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Stansbury propped his rusty bike against a live oak tree and cast his fishing line into the rushing waters of Florida's Anclote River. When he bought a house down the street last year, Stansbury says he wasn't told that his slice of paradise had a hidden problem...
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FILE - This Sept. 21, 2017 file photo shows The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building in Washington. The EPA says an internal task force appointed to revamp how the nation's most polluted sites are cleaned up generated no record of its deliberations. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
December 20, 2017 - 11:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says an internal task force appointed to revamp how the nation's most polluted sites are cleaned up generated no record of its deliberations. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in May announced the creation of a Superfund Task Force that he said...
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December 05, 2017 - 5:31 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a federal judge ordering pork production giant Murphy-Brown LLC to follow through on an agreement and allow studies that could lead to cleaning up water pollution (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A major pork producer says there's no evidence of groundwater...
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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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