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23 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

Wewoka Residents Angry Over 'Crappy' Water

The State Department of Environmental Quality says the city of Wewoka is working hard to fix the discoloration issue, which the DEQ says is from the large amount of iron in Wewoka Lake.


Related Topix: Wewoka, OK, Environmental, Waste Management

Yesterday | The Oregonian

Intel may avoid strict federal environmental program because of Supreme Court ruling

Tuesday was a good day for Intel, and not just because the company officially won over $2 billion in potential property tax breaks over 30 years.


Related Topix: Startups, Intel, McAfee, Environmental, Waste Management, Hillsboro, OR, Washington County, OR, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Friday | Courthouse News Service

Columbia Gorge

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality illegally issued a permit for a 653-megawatt gas and fuel oil power plant in Troutdale that will pollute the Columbia River Gorge, the Friends of the Columbia Gorge claim in Multnomah County Court.


Related Topix: Environmental, Waste Management, Troutdale, OR

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The City Wire

Whirlpool: TCE pollution near Boys & Girls Club poses no risk

Whirlpool Corporation said in a statement Thursday that previously detected TCE contamination near a south Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club facility that originated at its shuttered facility posed no risk and was not detected in the majority of water samples taken at the club's property.


Related Topix: Whirlpool Corporation, Appliances, Fort Smith, AR, Environmental, Waste Management

Arkansas Times

Will the EPA carbon rule destroy jobs or create them? Probably both.

On Thursday, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Public Service Commission held a stakeholder meeting to discuss the economic impact of the EPA's Clean Power Plan , the major new proposed rule that aims to curtail carbon dioxide emissions by imposing higher standards on existing power plants over the next 15 years.


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

WHMI-FM Howell

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Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a process used by the oil industry to extract oil and by breaking apart the underground rocks containing the minerals.


Related Topix: Michigan, Waste Management, Environmental

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Burton approved for $1 million in loan forgiveness on massive water project

City Hall has received word that a $1-million portion of a loan will be forgiven as part of a five-phase, $26-million water project to repair and replace more than 18 miles of water lines in Burton.


Related Topix: Burton, MI, Waste Management, Environmental


EPA Awards $100K to Arkansas Dept. of Environmental Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $100,000 to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality for water management planning.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental, Arkansas, Waste Management, Arkansas Government

Water Online

Sludge: Risk Or Resource?

Sludge has become a hot button issue in Virginia, where residents and business owners are protesting its use because they say it carries an odor and potential health risks.


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

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Times

Landfill ordered closed within six months

Landfill ordered closed within six months The tentative closure for Harrelson Materials Management's landfill in Shreveport is about six months from now.


Related Topix: Shreveport, LA, Environmental, Waste Management

CBS Local

Redevelopment Projects To Bring New Residential And Retail To Detroit

State and local agencies Tuesday granted approval to redevelopment projects which will bring a variety of mixed-use developments to the city of Detroit.


Related Topix: Environmental, Waste Management

WSJV-TV South Bend

Environmental regulators honoring 6 organizations

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is honoring Ford Motor Co., Consumers Energy's J.R. Whiting Plant and four other state corporations or organizations for their environmental and social projects.


Related Topix: Waste Management, Environmental, Automakers, Ford Motor

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Mansfield City Council puts hold on medical waste facilities

The City Council voted unanimously Monday to put a 120-day hold on permits for medical waste facilities in Mansfield after a Dallas company came under fire for proposing a site in the city's industrial park.


Related Topix: Mansfield, TX, Dallas, TX, Environmental, Waste Management, Garland, TX

WFAA-TV Dallas

Scrap tires add to West Nile threat, air pollution

More than 300,000 scrap tires are piled a few feet from the Federal Correctional Institution in Seagoville.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Federal Correctional Institution, Seagoville, Prison, Seagoville, TX, Grayson County, TX, Texas, Sherman, TX, Environmental, Waste Management

Courthouse News Service

Contamination 'Stigma' Won't Lead to Damages

The "stigma" of environmental contamination that has already been removed does not merit damages for a Texas ranch, the state's high court ruled.


Related Topix: Chappell Hill, TX, Environmental, Waste Management

Snyder wants review of radioactive waste standards

Gov. Rick Snyder ordered a review Monday of state standards for disposing certain types of radioactive waste in landfills, responding to public anger over the disclosure that material generated in Pennsylvania but rejected for storage there would be shipped to Michigan.


Related Topix: Rick Snyder, US Governors, Environmental, Waste Management, Wayne County, MI


Idaho ag officials: Manure not to blame for nitrates in groundwater

A recently released report from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality shows that 16 percent of water samples taken from 4,200 wells across the state have too much nitrate.


Related Topix: Waste Management, Environmental, Agriculture, Science

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WSJV-TV South Bend

D.C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant reports no actual diesel fuel oil release occurred

UPDATE: The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality reports that there was not a release of 8,700 gallons of diesel fuel oil as initially suspected.


Related Topix: Waste Management, Environmental

Detroit News

Metro Detroit treatment plants released 4.5B gallons of sewage into rivers after storm

Metro Detroit treatment plants released about 4.5 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage into local streams and rivers as a result of last week's massive rainstorm, according to a preliminary report from the state Department of Environmental Quality.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Environmental, Waste Management, Madison Heights, MI, Oakland County, MI

DEQ investigating health concerns about abandoned railcars in Garyville, newspaper reports

The state DEQ is investigating the concerns of some Garyville residents that abandoned railcars in that community could pose health hazards, according to a news report in the L'Observateur.


Related Topix: Garyville, LA, Waste Management, Environmental


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