- Hogs, residents compete for Kansas county's water supply Updated: Nov-28-15 2:01 pm
TRIBUNE, Kansas - Only 1,200 people live in Kansas' smallest county, where using irrigation to quench thirsty crops is no longer an option for many because the water source underneath this flat, arid prairie is nearly exhausted due to decades of overuse.
- Fire marshal: Seeping water caused radioactive dump blast Updated: Nov-27-15 11:35 am
LAS VEGAS - Rainwater seeping into corroded 1970s-era barrels buried at a radioactive waste dump caused an explosion last month at the long-closed facility about 110 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada's top fire investigator said.
- Nuclear waste repository to install safety chambers Updated: Nov-27-15 5:31 am
CARLSBAD, New Mexico - Managers at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico plan to install several safety bunkers.
- 3 firefighters injured in recycling plant fire Updated: Nov-26-15 8:49 pm
LYNDHURST, New Jersey - Three firefighters have been injured while battling a blaze at a New Jersey paper recycling plant.
- La.-Lafayette custodian recycles trash into dolls Updated: Nov-26-15 4:54 pm
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - She wears a gray cotton dress, black Crocs and her blonde hair in a bob.
- Sioux Falls urging residents to recycle cooking grease Updated: Nov-26-15 2:30 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The city of Sioux Falls is urging residents to recycle the grease resulting from holiday cooking.
- Roof of southern Utah waste water treatment plant collapses Updated: Nov-25-15 10:43 am
ST. GEORGE, Utah - St. George officials say part of the roof of a waste water processing facility has collapsed.
- NY businessman gets jail term for hazardous waste violation Updated: Nov-25-15 8:20 am
BINGHAMTON, New York - A federal judge has sentenced the owner of an industrial recycling business along New York's Southern Tier to 366 days in federal prison for improperly storing and disposing of hazardous waste.
- Colorado town to pursue Superfund help after mine spill Updated: Nov-24-15 3:56 pm
DURANGO, Colorado - Southwestern Colorado officials will negotiate with state and federal agencies to set up a federally financed Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater into rivers in three states in August.
- 3 earthquakes rattle parts of state near site of 4.7 quake Updated: Nov-23-15 6:00 pm
CHEROKEE, Oklahoma - Three earthquakes have rattled parts of Oklahoma near the site of last week's 4.7 magnitude temblor.
- Recycling program aims to repurpose Virginia oyster shells Updated: Nov-23-15 7:59 am
NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia - Taking a page from the recycling industry, collection sites in Newport News, Hampton and Williamsburg are taking in empty oyster shells to help rebuild oyster habitat in the Chesapeake Bay.
- Hawaii County tries to cut down on mosquito breeding grounds Updated: Nov-22-15 3:08 pm
HILO, Hawaii - Disused tires collect water and give mosquitoes a breeding ground, which Hawaii County is trying to reduce amid a dengue fever outbreak by offering free recycling.
- 2 managers plead guilty in explosion at California plant Updated: Nov-21-15 5:22 pm
SANTA PAULA, California - Two managers have pleaded guilty in connection with an explosion at a Southern California waste treatment plant last year.
- Nevada says national nuclear dump could harm farm community Updated: Nov-20-15 6:38 pm
LAS VEGAS - Radioactive well-water contamination could threaten some 1,400 people in a rural farming community if federal regulators allow the nation's deadliest nuclear waste to be buried in the Nevada desert, state officials said in a report issued Friday.
- New wrinkle in plan to stash depleted uranium in Utah Updated: Nov-20-15 4:36 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A nuclear waste disposal company seeking permission to bury a type of nuclear waste in Utah that grows more radioactive for 2 million years has agreed to buy a company that has a site in Texas already approved to store the material.
- Disposal wells targeted after 4.7 earthquake in Oklahoma Updated: Nov-19-15 4:44 pm
CHEROKEE, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma Corporation Commission says it's working to have two disposal wells shut down and volume reduced at 23 others after a magnitude 4.7 earthquake rattled northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas early Thursday.
- Lawmakers want Corps, not EPA, to remediate landfill Updated: Nov-19-15 3:19 pm
ST. LOUIS - Four members of Missouri's congressional delegation on Thursday called for the Army Corps of Engineers to take over remediation of the West Lake Landfill site in St. Louis County, saying the Environmental Protection Agency is moving too slowly in addressing concerns about nuclear contamination.
- Sewer overflow spews 10,000 gallons of wastewater in stream Updated: Nov-18-15 6:13 pm
BALTIMORE - Public works officials say more than 10,000 gallons of wastewater have flowed into a Baltimore stream after a sewer became clogged.
- Fire at battery, waste recycling plant under control Updated: Nov-08-15 4:50 pm
ELLWOOD CITY, Pennsylvania - Authorities say fire crews have brought under control a blaze at a battery and hazardous waste recycling plant in western Pennsylvania.
- Nashua agrees to reduce amount of nutrient discharge Updated: Nov-06-15 3:49 pm
NASHUA, New Hampshire - Nashua city officials are agreeing to reduce the amount of phosphorus its wastewater treatment plant can send into the Merrimack River.
- DTE Energy working with Port of Monroe to recycle gypsum Updated: Nov-06-15 11:20 am
MONROE, Michigan - DTE Energy Co. is working with the Port of Monroe to recycle, market and transport gypsum produced at its Monroe Power Plant, officials announced Friday.
- EPA fines firms in 2010 Anchorage hazardous waste case Updated: Nov-06-15 8:16 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Two companies owned by an Alaska Native corporation are facing federal fines over mismanagement of hazardous Anchorage construction waste in 2010.
- Lawmakers ask Canadian leader to reject nuke waste plan Updated: Nov-06-15 8:11 am
DETROIT - Members of Congress from Michigan are urging Canada's newly elected prime minister not to allow burial of nuclear waste less than a mile from Lake Huron.
- EPA widens investigation into Colorado mine-waste spill Updated: Nov-05-15 4:21 pm
DENVER - The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general is expanding its investigation into a toxic spill from an inactive Colorado mine to include questions about whether the agency was following its own rules when it triggered the blowout.
- State's nuclear waste manager will retire Updated: Nov-05-15 11:01 am
RICHLAND, Washington - The manager of the Washington state Department of Ecology's Nuclear Waste Program will retire at the end of February.