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October 26, 2017 - 10:49 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 5 million gallons (19 million liters) of sewage has spilled into a creek in North Carolina. Local media reported Charlotte's water system said the spill occurred when a tree broke a 36-inch (1 meter), underground pipe after storms Monday. The water system says the...
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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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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, Alejandra Castillo takes a break from carrying water-soaked items out of her family's home after flood waters receded in Houston. Experts say Harvey’s filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment that will remain even after levels drop far enough that southeastern Texas residents no longer fear for their lives. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 04, 2017 - 9:55 am
Harvey's filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment even after water levels drop far enough that Southeast Texas residents no longer fear for their lives, according to experts. Houston already was notorious for sewer overflows following rainstorms. Now the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, Alejandra Castillo takes a break from carrying water-soaked items out of her family's home after flood waters receded in Houston. Experts say Harvey’s filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment that will remain even after levels drop far enough that southeastern Texas residents no longer fear for their lives. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 04, 2017 - 8:03 am
Harvey's filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment even after water levels drop far enough that Southeast Texas residents no longer fear for their lives, according to experts. Houston already was notorious for sewer overflows following rainstorms. Now the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, Alejandra Castillo takes a break from carrying water-soaked items out of her family's home after flood waters receded in Houston. Experts say Harvey’s filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment that will remain even after levels drop far enough that southeastern Texas residents no longer fear for their lives. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 04, 2017 - 7:13 am
Harvey's filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment even after water levels drop far enough that Southeast Texas residents no longer fear for their lives, according to experts. Houston already was notorious for sewer overflows following rainstorms. Now the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, Alejandra Castillo takes a break from carrying water-soaked items out of her family's home after flood waters receded in Houston. Experts say Harvey’s filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment that will remain even after levels drop far enough that southeastern Texas residents no longer fear for their lives. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 04, 2017 - 12:04 am
Harvey's filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment even after water levels drop far enough that Southeast Texas residents no longer fear for their lives, according to experts. Houston already was notorious for sewer overflows following rainstorms. Now the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, heavy equipment is used at an ash storage site at Gallatin Fossil Plant in Gallatin, Tenn. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it plans to scrap an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants. A letter from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, as part of a legal appeal says he will seek to revise the 2015 guidelines mandating increased treatment for wastewater from steam electric power generating plants. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 14, 2017 - 4:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to scrap an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants. A letter from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released Monday as part of a legal appeal said he will seek to revise the 2015 guidelines mandating...
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August 03, 2017 - 6:02 pm
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Utility regulators and geologists said Thursday they suspect a series of earthquakes in the Oklahoma City metro area, home to about a third of Oklahoma's population, were caused by nearby disposal of wastewater from oil and gas production. The quakes started Tuesday and...
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In this June 27, 2017 photo, a green layer of sludge covers a canal in Xochimilco, in Mexico City. A late July report by the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (UAM), in collaboration with local NGO Controla tu Gobierno, indicates that most of the water being fed into Xochimilco’s canals comes from a water treatment plant known as Cerro de la Estrella, whose output contains “a high level of fecal coliform that indicate sewage.” (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
July 29, 2017 - 12:01 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Sewage breakdowns in Mexico City's "floating gardens" of Xochimilco and in the country's Yucatan peninsula resort of Isla Holbox have officials warning of threats to residents and tourism. Holbox's sewage problem hit the pages of major Mexican newspapers this week just as a...
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July 02, 2017 - 3:53 pm
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina family says it's being treated unfairly by a city that wants use land that it's owned for more than 100 years for a wastewater pump station. The Anderson Independent-Mail reports the Winbush family has rejected the city's offer of $49,000 for the slightly less...
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