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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

Dallas Observer

TCEQ Approves Nuclear Waste Site Expansion Despite Environmental Concerns

In a quiet, private vote yesterday , the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality voted to approve a Dallas-based chemical waste management company's request to triple capacity at its West Texas disposal site.


Related Topix: Environmental, Waste Management, Dallas, TX, West, TX, Andrews County, TX, Nuclear Energy

Customer Interaction Solutions

Latest Edition of Understanding Energy in Montana Released

HELENA, Mont., Aug. 21 -- The Montana Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality have just released a publication to assist policymakers and the public in learning about energy issues in Montana.


Related Topix: Helena, MT, Waste Management, Environmental

South County Spotlight

DEQ issues air quality permit to CPBR over objections

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued a new permit for the Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery at Port Westward on Tuesday, Aug. 19, the department announced.


Related Topix: Waste Management, Oregon, Environmental, Biotech, Global Partners LP

Thu Aug 21, 2014


Enbridge plans Alberta Clipper pipeline boost despite U.S delays

Enbridge Inc, Canada's largest pipeline company, might be able to circumvent a delay in U.S. approvals for plans to nearly double the size of its Alberta Clipper line taking oil sands crude to the Midwest, saying it can put the oil in another pipeline to cross the border.


Related Topix: Environmental, Waste Management, Superior, WI

State says two discharges in 10 days sent 16 million gallons of sewage into Flint River

Two spills in the last 10 days have dumped more than 16 million gallons of sewage into the Flint River, according to reports filed by the city with the state Department of Environmental Quality.


Related Topix: Environmental, Waste Management, Genesee County, MI, Weather


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