- Employees concerned over mold at Hilo wastewater plant Updated: May-30-16 2:25 pm
HILO, Hawaii - An administrative building at a Hilo wastewater treatment plant has been mostly vacated after mold was found in its ceilings and walls.
- Radioactivity at Oak Ridge sewage treatment plant reduced Updated: May-30-16 10:25 am
OAK RIDGE, Tennessee - A U.S. Department of Energy contractor says radioactivity levels have dropped at an Oak Ridge sewage treatment plant in the past two years.
- Some reluctant to forgo land in effort to help Lake Mitchell Updated: May-29-16 12:10 pm
MITCHELL, South Dakota - The city of Mitchell's mayor wants more buffer strips along a creek in order to help Lake Mitchell, but some farmers are reluctant to forgo land.
- Chicago, private company to turn wastewater into fertilizer Updated: May-29-16 10:58 am
CHICAGO - A private Canadian company plans to use some of the phosphorus from the wastewater produced by the Chicago area's massive sewage treatment plant and turn it into slow-release fertilizer.
- Jackson public works director resigns Updated: May-28-16 6:13 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The head of the Jackson public works department has resigned, leaving an understaffed department and ongoing problems at its water treatment facilities.
- Feds seek proposals for cleanup at Los Alamos Lab Updated: May-27-16 4:24 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Federal regulators are seeking proposals for a contract for environmental cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where tons of hazardous waste and contamination remain after decades of research.
- Bill would end N Carolina electronics recycling program Updated: May-27-16 1:02 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's electronic recycling program and ban on such equipment in landfills would end in legislation making its way through the state Senate.
- New Mexico is first to sue EPA, mine owners over toxic spill Updated: May-23-16 6:21 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico on Monday became the first state to sue the federal government and the owners of two mines over the release of 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater from a closed Colorado gold mine, seeking tens of millions of dollars for environmental and economic damage caused by the spill.
- North Dakota scrubs oilfield cleanup project due to funding Updated: May-23-16 5:12 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Scientists have halted a project aimed at finding a new way to restore North Dakota land ruined by briny oilfield wastewater, determining there wasn't enough money allocated to complete the research.
- Maine DHHS agrees to pay $100K after state lab inspection Updated: May-23-16 5:06 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to pay $100,000 in fines and equipment purchases to settle claims it violated state and federal hazardous waste laws.
- Food manufacturer to pay $949K in settlement Updated: May-23-16 2:17 pm
GREENVILLE, New Hampshire - A food manufacturer has agreed to pay $949,000 to the state of New Hampshire as part of a settlement with the attorney general's office over water pollution and waste disposal allegations.
- Minnesota tries to address septic contamination in waterways Updated: May-23-16 12:48 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Officials with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are working to identify the effects of failing septic systems across the state.
- Lincoln waste-to-fuel proposal could make gas for city buses Updated: May-23-16 11:58 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Lincoln public works staff members are working on a plan that would fuel many of the city's buses with compressed natural gas produced from waste collected from toilets and sinks across town.
- Morrisey to take applications for medication incinerators Updated: May-23-16 9:58 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says law enforcement agencies can soon apply for incinerators for unwanted and expired prescription medication.
- Tennessee lake reopens to recreational use after sewage leak Updated: May-22-16 1:04 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Memphis officials have reopened a lake seven weeks after a sewage line break.
- Lawmakers vote to expand industry say in water regulations Updated: May-21-16 10:28 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Agriculture and mining industries could gain more influence over Missouri's water regulations if legislation awaiting Gov. Jay Nixon's signature becomes law.
- Official guilty of dumping sewage into New York creek Updated: May-21-16 12:12 am
BUFFALO, New York - A former employee of a western New York village admits he violated the federal Clean Water Act by dumping untreated sewage into a creek.
- Feds will miss cleanup deadline at E. Idaho nuclear facility Updated: May-20-16 5:44 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal officials announced Friday they won't meet a September deadline to start converting 900,000 gallons of high-level radioactive liquid waste to a solid form at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho.
- Crews excavating North Dakota land after large spill Updated: May-20-16 1:37 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Crews in North Dakota excavated pastureland after more than 120,000 gallons of oil and drilling wastewater overflowed from a tank, the state Health Department said Friday.
- Firefighters rescue naked man from Iowa business's chimney Updated: May-19-16 12:33 pm
CARROLL, Iowa - Carrie Sapp teased her husband, Brad, about being afraid of ghosts when he said he heard someone whisper "get out of here" while he was sorting cans at his Iowa recycling business. Of course it wasn't a ghost. It was a naked man in the chimney.
- Orange County recycling company accused of wage violations Updated: May-19-16 9:15 am
PLACENTIA, California - An Orange County recycling company has been ordered to pay $113,000 in back wages and damages to its workers after accusations that it violated wage laws.
- Recycled pesticide containers to become fence posts, lumber Updated: May-19-16 6:25 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Agriculture is asking farmers and agrichemical facilities to turn in their empty pesticide containers to be recycled.
- Wildlife group: Wisconsin environmental fines down sharply Updated: May-18-16 5:34 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin collected dramatically less in penalties for environmental violations last year, according to data a conservation advocacy group released Wednesday.
- Pingree, Blumenthal introduce Food Date Labeling Act Updated: May-18-16 1:01 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree say food date labeling confuses consumers and needs to be standardized.
- Los Angeles County battery recycler told to cut emissions Updated: May-18-16 10:53 am
INDUSTRY, California - Air quality officials have told a Los Angeles County battery recycling plant to cut its arsenic emissions after an assessment found an increased cancer risk to residents.