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4 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

E. coli reported in Oakdale Schools well water in northeast Oklahoma City

The state Department of Environmental Quality reports recent test samples of well water used by Oakdale Schools in northeast Oklahoma City contained E. coli.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma City, OK, Environmental, Waste Management, Education Etc.

12 hrs ago | KTAR

Arizona, mining company reach settlement

Arizona environmental regulators have announced that a mining company will pay $40,000 in civil penalties under a settlement for twice illegally discharging water mixed with mill tailings into the Gila River in 2012.

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Related Topix: Arizona Government, Arizona, Waste Management, Environmental

19 hrs ago | The Spokesman-Review

Sewage spills into Lake Coeur d'Alene at Arrow Point - Thu, 24 Jul 2014 PST

Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. An estimated 1,320 gallons of sewage spilled this week into Lake Coeur d'Alene at the Arrow Point Marina.

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Related Topix: Coeur d'Alene, ID, Waste Management, Environmental

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Boil water notice issued in Chapel Hill area

Due to numerous power outages in the Tyler area, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the Jackson Water Supply to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.

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Related Topix: Tyler, TX, Environmental, Waste Management, Smith County, TX

NBC12

Tanker truck spill on I-95 in Chesterfield impacts Swift Creek

The tanker truck that overturned on Interstate 95 in Chesterfield early Thursday morning was carrying about 7,500 gallons of gasoline and another 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel.

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Related Topix: Environmental, Waste Management, Virginia, Virginia Government

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Officials require more supports beneath oil pipes

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and Dan Wyant, director of the Department of Environmental Quality, said they had put Enbridge Energy Partners LP on notice following the company's acknowledgement it was partly out of compliance with an agreement dating to 1953, when the pipelines were laid in the Straits of Mackinac.

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Related Topix: Enbridge Energy Partners LP, Energy, Oil & Gas, Environmental, Waste Management, North Dakota

Michigan Radio

State orders Enbridge to fix pipeline through Mackinac straits

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and the state Department of Environmental Quality have sent a warning letter to Enbridge Energy.

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Related Topix: Enbridge Energy Partners LP, Energy, Oil & Gas, Waste Management, Environmental

ABC News

Officials Require More Supports Beneath Oil Pipes

Two oil pipelines at the bottom the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Michigan will get additional support structures to help prevent potentially devastating spills, officials said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Enbridge Energy Partners LP, Energy, Oil & Gas, Environmental, Waste Management, North Dakota

KTUL-TV Tulsa

First Ozone Alert Day Issued for Tulsa Area

Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality want to remind Tulsa residents that Thursday is an Ozone Alert Day.

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Related Topix: Tulsa, OK, Environmental, Waste Management

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

At least 2 sent to hospital due to E. coli contamination in Cromwell

E. coli contamination in Cromwell's water supply has sent at least two people to the hospital, according to city officials who declared a state of emergency Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: E. Coli, Health, Cromwell, OK, Environmental, Waste Management, Seminole County, OK

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KLTV Tyler

Henderson residents frustrated by 'sickening' smell

Residents in an East Texas neighborhood say they've had enough of the putrid smell coming from a nearby barbecue manufacturing plant.

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Related Topix: Texas, Environmental, Waste Management, Tyler, TX

MLive.com

Judge rules oil drilling activities can continue in Scio Township

A standing-room only crowd packed Judge David Swartz's courtroom in downtown Ann Arbor Wednesday for a hearing on a motion that would have halted oil drilling activity in Scio Township.

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Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI, Washtenaw County, MI, Environmental, Waste Management

Recycling Today

Nebraska awards $4.3 million in recycling and waste reduction grants

Patrick Rice, the acting director for the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, has announced the awarding of $4.3 million in grants through the state's Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grant Fund.

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Related Topix: Waste Management, Environmental

Texas Tribune

Drinking Water Systems Draw Federal Concerns

But a few are larger and serve thousands. TCEQ officials say the federal estimate is outdated and high; by their account, about 4 percent of systems have issues that need more attention.

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Related Topix: Environmental, Waste Management, Environmental Law, Law, Nueces County, TX

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Long Creek Reservoir being drained by Meridian

The city of Meridian is draining Long Creek Reservoir because it doesn't have the money needed to repair a leak in the dam.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS, Waste Management, Environmental

The Spokesman-Review

PHD Lifts Fernan Lake Health Advisory

A health advisory was issued on July 8 for Fernan Lake by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and Panhandle Health District.

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Related Topix: Waste Management, Environmental

The Advocate

No waste at proposed Alsen landfill until after court fight, company pledges

Louisiana Land Acquisitions LLC won't accept any waste at a planned landfill near the community of Alsen in north Baton Rouge until a legal challenge to its approved state permit is resolved, a company attorney assured a judge Monday.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Environmental, Waste Management

Sunherald.com

Beach closure lifted in Biloxi

The Sun Herald reports samples taken by the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory show bacteria have returned to acceptable levels.

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Related Topix: Biloxi, MS, Waste Management, Environmental

WOODTV.com

Air Quality Alert (Advisory) Monday PM and Tuesday

The Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality has declared Monday to be an Air Quality Alert Day .

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Related Topix: Environmental, Waste Management, Activism

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Detroit News

Opponents sue oil exploration company, DEQ over permits to drill wells near Ann Arbor

Residents attempting to stop oil exploration in Scio Township have filed a lawsuit targeting the company looking to drill there and the state of Michigan.

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Related Topix: Waste Management, Environmental

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