Environmental equipment and services

December 18, 2018 - 9:42 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Equipment failures at a Connecticut garbage plant are causing trash to pile up. The Hartford Courant reports a regional trash facility in Hartford has been unable to burn refuse for weeks and has been hauling garbage out of state at a high cost. The South Meadows facility...
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Pest Control Officers Gregory Cornes, left, uses a hand trowel to scoop-up dry ice before dropping it directly into rat burrows, as his co-worker Curtis Redman assist, near the Capitol building in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Both are from the Department of Health's Rodent Control Division. The nation’s capital is facing a spiraling rat infestation, fueled by mild winters and a human population boom. Washington’s government is struggling to keep pace (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 12, 2018 - 12:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andre Pittman and Gregory Cornes are on a mission to rid Washington of opportunistic vermin. But their target isn't corrupt officials or shady political fixers; it's Rattus Norvegicus, the common Norway Rat. The nation's capital is facing a spiraling rat infestation, fueled by...
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This photo provided by Charleston Water System on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, shows huge balls of oily, black used wet wipes and baby wipes that had clogged intake pumps in Charleston, S.C. The Charleston Water System had to send in the divers nearly 100 feet (30 meters) into a sewer well after the wipes, congealed by grease and other items sent into the pipes, clogged the suction intake pumps to the Plum Island Wastewater Treatment Center on James Island. (Charleston Water System via AP)
October 20, 2018 - 1:47 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Divers spent two days deep inside a South Carolina sewer, pulling out huge balls of oily, black used wet wipes and baby wipes that had clogged intake pumps. The Charleston Water System posted pictures of the masses of wipes on its Twitter account. It reminded people that...
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In this aerial photo taken Sept. 18, 2018 and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an industrial site and a chicken farm outside Wallace, N.C., is seen that has been flooded by the nearby Northeast Cape Fear River following drenching rains from Hurricane Florence. (NOAA via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 10:49 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike at the facility and inundated a large lake. Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said Thursday that...
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In this aerial photo taken Sept. 18, 2018 and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an industrial site and a chicken farm outside Wallace, N.C., is seen that has been flooded by the nearby Northeast Cape Fear River following drenching rains from Hurricane Florence. (NOAA via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 9:16 pm
Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters. However, conditions remain so bad more than five days after Hurricane...
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Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 18, 2018 - 11:24 pm
About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to state officials. The N.C. Department of Agriculture issued the livestock...
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A motorhome that got wedged against a tree sits in a now vacant lot off of Lower Lake Road in Lodi, N.Y., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, after flash flooding moved and damaged surrounding homes, vehicles and infrastructure from the Finger Lakes region to the Binghamton area on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)
August 15, 2018 - 4:00 pm
LODI, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on recovery efforts after flash floods hit areas of upstate New York earlier this week (all times local): 3:00 p.m. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has mobilized state resources to help areas of upstate New York recover from severe flash floods that swept through several communities...
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August 15, 2018 - 3:54 pm
LODI, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on recovery efforts after flash floods hit areas of upstate New York earlier this week (all times local): 3:00 p.m. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has mobilized state resources to help areas of upstate New York recover from severe flash floods that swept through several communities...
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August 15, 2018 - 3:01 pm
LODI, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on recovery efforts after flash floods hit areas of upstate New York earlier this week (all times local): 3:00 p.m. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has mobilized state resources to help areas of upstate New York recover from severe flash floods that swept through several communities...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2017 file photo, visitors approach a former ranch house and barn during a guided hike on the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge near Denver. The refuge is on land that was a buffer zone around a former nuclear weapons plant. On Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, a judge turned down a request to keep the refuge closed to the public while the courts hear a lawsuit claiming the federal government has not studied the site's safety closely enough. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott, File)
August 09, 2018 - 8:14 pm
DENVER (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday rejected a request to bar the public from a Colorado wildlife refuge that was once part of a nuclear weapons plant. Environmentalists and community activists had asked the judge to issue a preliminary injunction that would prohibit opening Rocky Flats...
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