Waste management

In this Thursday Aug. 15, 2019 photo, dairy farmer Fred Stone pauses while working in the milking room at his farm in Arundel, Maine. Fred Stone and his wife Laura, whose dairy farm is contaminated by toxic chemicals known collectively as PFAS, so-called "forever chemicals," have high PFAS levels in their blood. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
September 12, 2019 - 12:29 pm
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — For more than 20 years, the eastern Michigan town of Lapeer sent leftover sludge from its sewage treatment plant to area farms, supplying them with high-quality, free fertilizer while avoiding the expense of disposal elsewhere. But state inspectors ordered a halt to the...
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A boat sits grounded in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The Bahamian health ministry said helicopters and boats are on the way to help people in affected areas, though officials warned of delays because of severe flooding and limited access. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)
September 07, 2019 - 2:24 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 2:25 a.m. Hurricane Dorian is producing tropical storm-force winds in southeastern Massachusetts as it speeds toward eastern Canada. The Category 1 storm was around 170 miles (275 kilometers) southeast of Nantucket,...
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A boat sits grounded in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The Bahamian health ministry said helicopters and boats are on the way to help people in affected areas, though officials warned of delays because of severe flooding and limited access. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)
September 06, 2019 - 11:00 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 11 p.m. Hurricane Dorian is speeding up toward eastern Canada. In an 11 p.m. Friday advisory, the National Hurricane Center says Dorian is about 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of Nantucket, Massachusetts and traveling...
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A boat sits grounded in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The Bahamian health ministry said helicopters and boats are on the way to help people in affected areas, though officials warned of delays because of severe flooding and limited access. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)
September 06, 2019 - 8:31 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Hurricane Dorian is continuing to churn northeast, away from North Carolina and toward eastern Canada. In an 8 p.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center says the storm is about 275 miles (443 km) south-southwest...
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A boat sits grounded in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The Bahamian health ministry said helicopters and boats are on the way to help people in affected areas, though officials warned of delays because of severe flooding and limited access. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)
September 06, 2019 - 7:32 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 7 p.m. Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says the U.S. government-run aid agency has formally requested that the Department of Defense provide heavy-lift aerial support to bring in desperately needed aid to the Abaco islands in...
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A boat sits grounded in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The Bahamian health ministry said helicopters and boats are on the way to help people in affected areas, though officials warned of delays because of severe flooding and limited access. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)
September 06, 2019 - 6:32 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Hurricane Dorian caused a significant oil spill at a petroleum storage terminal on Grand Bahama Island. Satellite images taken Friday show a slick of black oil seeping from the South Riding Point terminal. Equinor...
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Residents walk and drive through the receding flood waters in Buxton, N.C., after Hurricane Dorian leaves Hatteras Island on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
September 06, 2019 - 6:23 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 6:20 p.m. North Carolina National Guard helicopters have ferried dozens of emergency and damage assessment workers to evaluate what's happened on a fragile barrier island that experienced widespread flooding from Hurricane...
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People wait in Marsh Harbour Port to be evacuated to Nassau, in Abaco, Bahamas, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The evacuation is slow and there is frustration for some who said they had nowhere to go after the Hurricane Dorian splintered whole neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)
September 06, 2019 - 5:36 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Hurricane Dorian continues to churn off the North Carolina coast, but it's heading further into the Atlantic Ocean, prompting forecasters to lift hurricane and tropical storm warnings south of the Virginia-North...
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People wait in Marsh Harbour Port to be evacuated to Nassau, in Abaco, Bahamas, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The evacuation is slow and there is frustration for some who said they had nowhere to go after the Hurricane Dorian splintered whole neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)
September 06, 2019 - 4:53 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Florida's U.S. senators say Bahamian authorities need to make specific requests to the U.S. government-run aid agency before the U.S. Department of Defense can assist the Bahamas with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, photo several dead fish float along the bank of Burns Ditch near the Portage Marina in Portage, Ind. Some beaches along northwestern Indiana's Lake Michigan shoreline are closed after authorities say a chemical spill in a tributary caused a fish kill. (John Luke/The Times via AP)
August 17, 2019 - 2:43 pm
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — A steel company apologized for a spill of cyanide and ammonia that led to a fish kill and prompted the closure of beaches along Lake Michigan. ArcelorMittal issued a statement Friday night saying it "apologizes and accepts responsibility for the incident from the Burns Harbor...
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