- FPL: Customers likely will pay for clean-up at nuclear plant Updated: Apr-30-16 9:30 am
HOMESTEAD, Florida - Florida Power & Light says customers likely will pay for cleanup efforts at its Turkey Point nuclear power plant.
- Water pipeline to be used by Flint should be done by summer Updated: Apr-29-16 4:22 pm
FLINT, Michigan - A Flint-area official says a new water pipeline to Lake Huron should be completed by June or July.
- New Jersey DEP to change response to lead in drinking water Updated: Apr-29-16 12:53 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey's Environmental Protection Department says it's making changes to the way the state and its water utilities respond to the threat of lead in drinking water.
- South Carolina officials search records for foam's use Updated: Apr-29-16 12:42 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina is one of a dozen states beginning to investigate whether a toxic firefighting foam that could be linked to groundwater contamination was ever used in the state.
- North Carolina awaits guidance on monitoring toxic foam Updated: Apr-29-16 12:38 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina is one of 33 states not tracking the use of a toxic firefighting foam even as the military is checking bases across the nation for potential groundwater contamination triggered by the use of the foam.
- New Hampshire starting to investigate likely foam sites Updated: Apr-29-16 10:38 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire is trying to find out where else firefighting foam may have been used around the state following the discovery of elevated levels of a chemical linked to the foam in well water at a former Air Force base in Portsmouth.
- East Idaho cities reach deal to avoid water curtailment Updated: Apr-29-16 10:35 am
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Cities in eastern Idaho will not see water curtailment this year as they reached a deal with the Surface Water Coalition.
- Like most states RI doesn't look for fire-foam contamination Updated: Apr-29-16 10:07 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island is among 33 states not tracking the use of a toxic firefighting foam even as the military checks U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from it.
- Indiana, most states, not tracking toxic fire-foam use Updated: Apr-29-16 9:53 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana is among 33 states not tracking the use of a toxic firefighting foam that has spurred the military to check U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination caused by chemicals.
- Most states, including Illinois, don't track toxic foam use Updated: Apr-29-16 9:52 am
CHICAGO - Illinois is one of 33 states not tracking the use of a toxic firefighting foam that has prompted the military to check U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination caused by chemicals.
- Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river Updated: Apr-29-16 9:38 am
MUSLYUMOVO, Russia - At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank.
- Most states do bare minimum on fire-foam contamination Updated: Apr-29-16 9:22 am
The military is checking U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from a toxic firefighting foam, but most states so far show little inclination to examine civilian sites for the same threat.
- Senator: New York schools need federal funds to test water Updated: Apr-29-16 12:20 am
ALBANY, New York - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing new legislation that would help school districts across New York state test their drinking water for potential lead contamination.
- Chicago testing water at small number of schools for lead Updated: Apr-28-16 10:48 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago has begun testing water at more than two dozen public schools for lead.
- New Mexico sues Texas oil company for lease payments Updated: Apr-28-16 10:02 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico State Land Office is suing a Texas-based oil company for years of overdue fees and recent environmental cleanup costs at a waste-water injection well used by various oil producers.
- EPA paying $1 million in response costs after mine spill Updated: Apr-28-16 9:36 pm
DENVER - The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it is reimbursing states, tribes and local governments about $1 million for their costs after the agency accidentally triggered a massive wastewater spill from a Colorado mine.
- Flint residents tell civil rights panel of fear, distrust Updated: Apr-28-16 9:05 pm
FLINT, Michigan - Half a century after a civil rights panel investigated Flint's segregated housing, the commission held its first hearing Thursday into whether city residents again faced discrimination or racial bias - this time related to the city's crisis over lead-tainted drinking water.
- The Latest: State: 11M liters of water distributed in Flint Updated: Apr-28-16 8:15 pm
FLINT, Michigan - The Latest on the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan: (all times local):
- Sea lion that made strange, 50-mile trek to ranch found dead Updated: Apr-28-16 6:57 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was strangely found in the driveway of a cattle ranch about 50 miles from the ocean.
- Des Moines Water works switches on nitrate removal system Updated: Apr-28-16 6:24 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The water utility serving a half a million customers in central Iowa including the city of Des Moines says it has switched on its nitrate removal system.
- Tests show 6 more Tacoma schools with lead in water Updated: Apr-28-16 5:27 pm
SEATTLE - A review of previous water quality tests has found six more public elementary schools in Tacoma with unsafe amounts of lead in some sources of drinking water, officials said Thursday.
- Senate committee OKs millions to aid Flint in water crisis Updated: Apr-28-16 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON - A Senate committee on Thursday approved a $220 million aid package for Flint, Michigan, as the city struggles to deal with a water crisis and public health emergency from lead-contaminated pipes.
- Verso agrees to $10,000 fine in Potomac River latex spill Updated: Apr-28-16 1:51 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - The Maryland Department of the Environment says Verso Corp. will pay a $10,000 settlement for two chemical spills that tainted the Potomac River last fall.
- Rains wash out Kansas rail track, cause wastewater overflow Updated: Apr-28-16 1:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Heavy rain has washed out several sections of railroad track, damaged a small bridge and caused about 2.4 million gallons of untreated wastewater to be released into the Kansas River.
- Veteran groups sue federal agency over Lejeune water claims Updated: Apr-28-16 1:12 pm
JACKSONVILLE, North Carolina - Three veterans' groups have sued the Department of Veterans Affairs over its handling of claims about contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.