- Idaho nuclear lab director eyes new generation of scientists Updated: Oct-08-15 4:51 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's federal nuclear facility can become the nation's premier energy security lab while also bolstering the region's economy, the new director says.
- Electronic device recycling grants awarded in West Virginia Updated: Oct-08-15 3:05 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has approved 23 recycling grants for electronic devices totaling more than $177,000.
- US experts warn plutonium stocks could soar in East Asia Updated: Oct-07-15 4:35 am
WASHINGTON - Experts warn that Northeast Asia could see a dangerous growth in stocks of weapons-usable plutonium - and U.S. lawmakers say Obama administration policies could be making matters worse.
- Panel backs fuel storage plan for California nuke plant Updated: Oct-06-15 10:08 pm
LOS ANGELES - The California Coastal Commission on Tuesday endorsed a plan to allow operators at the defunct San Onofre nuclear power plant to move tons of highly radioactive fuel from storage pools into steel canisters sheathed by concrete.
- Disaster plan developed in case fire reaches nuclear waste Updated: Oct-06-15 6:15 pm
ST. LOUIS - Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet.
- EPA finds hazardous waste violations at Missouri-Kansas City Updated: Oct-06-15 3:26 pm
LENEXA, Kansas - The University of Missouri-Kansas City will pay a $23,679 civil penalty for violating federal regulations involving the storage and handling of hazardous waste.
- Federal grant aims to bring recycling to New Mexico tribes Updated: Oct-06-15 5:02 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Recycling Coalition will be developing a training program and providing technical assistance to help Native American communities around the state with recycling programs.
- Los Alamos lab running out of storage for nuclear waste Updated: Oct-05-15 11:05 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Los Alamos National Laboratory has only a narrow time frame before it runs out of room to store its nuclear waste.
- Army agrees to end Holston River pollution by mid-2020 Updated: Oct-02-15 2:50 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The U.S. Army has agreed to a July 2020 deadline for reducing pollution from a Kingsport ammunition plant to safe levels.
- Officials close south Oahu bay due to large sewage spill Updated: Oct-02-15 5:41 am
HONOLULU - The Hawaii Department of Health is warning people to keep out of the water in Mamala Bay, on Oahu's south side, due to a large sewage spill.
- McCrory visits Raleigh rally defending hog farming industry Updated: Oct-01-15 6:43 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's hog industry has been getting organized this year to combat what it considers misleading information about its farming operations and to oppose litigation challenging its environmental practices, and it took that fight to the state Capitol on Thursday.
- Feds reach nearly $2B legal settlement with fertilizer maker Updated: Oct-01-15 12:36 pm
GAINESVILLE, Florida - After decades of environmental damage caused by hill-sized piles of acidic hazardous waste in Florida and Louisiana, one of the world's largest fertilizer makers has settled a massive federal lawsuit that amounts to nearly $2 billion in fixes, improvements and cleanup.
- Officials: Fire breaks out at recycling center Updated: Sep-30-15 5:16 am
JOHNSTON, Rhode Island - Officials say a scrap yard in Rhode Island filled with smoke as crews battled a rapidly spreading fire.
- Ex-governor of Idaho sues feds seeking info on nuke proposal Updated: Sep-29-15 5:51 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A former Idaho governor has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Department of Energy to release information about proposed shipments of spent commercial nuclear fuel to an Idaho facility.
- Report gives NY's sewers, roads and bridges poor marks Updated: Sep-29-15 8:34 am
ALBANY, New York - New York does a good job of investing in public parks and solid waste but must improve efforts to modernize its sewers, bridges and roads, according to a new analysis of the state's infrastructure.
- Environmental officials issue penalties to 2 hospitals Updated: Sep-29-15 2:20 am
DOVER, Delaware - State environmental officials have issued penalties to two Delaware hospitals for hazardous waste violations.
- US drilling states guided on handling quakes Updated: Sep-28-15 6:19 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A group of U.S. drilling states, seismologists, academics and industry experts issued guidance Monday in a frank new report on handling human-induced earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing or the disposal of fracking wastewater.
- Indiana studying whether hydraulic fracking can cause quakes Updated: Sep-28-15 5:20 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The man who oversees Indiana's oil and gas industries said the state is studying whether hydraulic fracturing used by many operators can cause earthquakes - a question that's on the minds of regulators and academics in several states.
- Swine squabble: Duke Energy criticized for Midwest hog waste Updated: Sep-28-15 6:26 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Members of North Carolina's hog industry have criticized Duke Energy for planning to use out-of-state swine waste at two of its power plants.
- Kent sign company owner fined $10,000 by Ecology Department Updated: Sep-26-15 9:00 am
KENT, Washington - Washington Department of Ecology officials say they have fined the owner of a now-closed metal sign company $10,000 for disregarding an order to manage and dispose of potentially hazardous waste.
- State police offering prescription drug disposal initiative Updated: Sep-25-15 4:03 am
MADISONVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky State Police in western Kentucky are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to urge residents to dispose of old and outdated controlled substances in their homes.
- State approves $8.5M for wastewater and solid waste projects Updated: Sep-25-15 2:20 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - The state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved $8.5 million for wastewater and solid waste projects.
- Maui County settles Lahaina Wastewater lawsuit Updated: Sep-24-15 11:10 pm
HONOLULU - Maui County has reached a settlement with environmental groups over penalties for releasing partially treated wastewater into injection wells close to Lahaina's coast.
- Jackson residents won't see increase in garbage fees Updated: Sep-24-15 10:16 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Jackson residents won't see an increase in garbage fees under the city's new garbage collection contract.
- EPA says it will build temporary treatment plant for mine Updated: Sep-23-15 6:54 pm
DENVER - The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it will set up a temporary treatment plant for wastewater flowing from the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado after 3 million gallons surged out of the mine in August, tainting rivers in three states.