Pollution clean-up

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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CLARIFIES REACTORS, FILE - In this March 11, 2012, file photo, three melted reactors, from left, Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3, are seen at Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. Japan's government approved on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 a revision to the decommissioning plan for the Fukushima nuclear plant, delaying by two more years the removal of radioactive fuel rods in two of the three reactors damaged in the 2011 disaster. It still plans for melted fuel to be removed starting in 2021, but the lack of details about the duration raises doubts if the cleanup can be completed within 40 years. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
September 26, 2017 - 6:50 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government approved a revised road map Tuesday to clean up the radioactive mess left at the Fukushima nuclear power plant after it was damaged beyond repair by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Decommissioning the damaged reactors is an uncertain process that is expected to...
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One of a series of graphics looking at the effects of flooding; shows header for series. Editor’s Note: It is mandatory to include all sources that accompany this graphic when repurposing or editing it for publication
September 05, 2017 - 1:18 pm
Hurricane Harvey began with raging winds, but its legacy will be water. Seemingly endless, relentlessly insidious water — a staggering 40 inches or more that swamped parts of Houston in just five days. Harvey scooped tons of water from the sea and hurled it down on the nation's fourth-largest city...
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One of a series of graphics looking at the effects of flooding; shows header for series. Editor’s Note: It is mandatory to include all sources that accompany this graphic when repurposing or editing it for publication
September 05, 2017 - 10:59 am
Hurricane Harvey began with raging winds, but its legacy will be water. Seemingly endless, relentlessly insidious water — a staggering 40 inches or more that swamped parts of Houston in just five days. Harvey scooped tons of water from the sea and hurled it down on the nation's fourth-largest city...
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One of a series of graphics looking at the effects of flooding; shows header for series. Editor’s Note: It is mandatory to include all sources that accompany this graphic when repurposing or editing it for publication
September 05, 2017 - 9:17 am
Hurricane Harvey began with raging winds, but its legacy will be water. Seemingly endless, relentlessly insidious water — a staggering 40 inches or more that swamped parts of Houston in just five days. Harvey scooped tons of water from the sea and hurled it down on the nation's fourth-largest city...
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