Water management

August 07, 2018 - 12:37 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Public health officials have closed two beaches on an upstate New York lake because of a potentially toxic algae bloom. The Post-Standard reports that Onondaga County Health Department closed the beaches on Skaneateles (skan-ee-AT'-uh-lehs) Lake on Tuesday, a day after the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2015, file photo, wastewater flows through a retention pond built to contain and remove heavy metals from the Gold King Mine outside Silverton, Colo. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accidentally triggered a spill of 3 million gallons of wastewater from the mine. The Obama administration said it could not legally repay any of the claims for damage from the spill, but the Trump administration promised last year to reconsider. As of Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, no claims had been paid, but the agency said it is continuing to review them. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, fie)
August 03, 2018 - 4:16 pm
DENVER (AP) — Three years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency triggered a massive mine spill that polluted rivers in three states, the federal government still has not repaid any of the victims for the millions of dollars in economic damage they claimed. The EPA said this week it is...
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July 24, 2018 - 10:03 am
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The Niagara Falls Water Board says it has made changes to its wastewater treatment plant that should prevent any more discharges like one that blackened the water of the Niagara River in front of tourists last summer. Board members on Monday cited a "culture shift" at the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2012 file photo, TVA contract workers remove coal ash from the edge of the Emory River next to the Kingston Fossil Plant in Kingston, Tenn. as part of the cleanup from a December 2008 spill. The Trump administration is easing rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 coal-fired power plants across the U.S. after utilities objected to regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Wednesday, July 18, 2018, the changes will save utilities roughly $30 million annually. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
July 18, 2018 - 4:52 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday eased rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 U.S. coal-fired power plants after utilities pushed back against regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew...
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July 15, 2018 - 6:56 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Workers in a metropolitan sewer district in Ohio have amassed an impressive collection of toys, eyeglasses and other objects that made their way through the sewer system. The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati provides wastewater collection and treatment for...
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Philadelphia Water Department personal work in Philadelphia where a water main break occurred early Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The break happened before 4 a.m. Tuesday, and a number of center city streets have been closed. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
July 03, 2018 - 1:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A large water main break sent up to 15 million gallons of water gushing through downtown Philadelphia streets and onto sidewalks Tuesday, cutting power to thousands of customers. Water crews were able to stop the flow of water at about 7:30 a.m., after more than three hours of...
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Water covers a street after a water main broke in Philadelphia on Tuesday morning July 3, 2018. The break happened before 4 a.m. Tuesday, and a number of center city streets have been closed. (Patricia Madej/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
July 03, 2018 - 11:42 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A large water main break sent an estimated 14 to 15 million gallons of water gushing through downtown Philadelphia streets and onto sidewalks Tuesday, cutting power to thousands of customers. Water crews were able to stop the flow of water at about 7:30 a.m., after more than...
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July 01, 2018 - 2:22 pm
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.1 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in central Oklahoma. There were no immediate reports of damage. The agency says the earthquake was recorded at 9:58 p.m. on Saturday, about 8 miles (12.5 kilometers) east of Guthrie. The temblor was...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, ride the Senate subway as they head to a vote on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 20, 2018 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rebuke to President Donald Trump, the Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked a White House plan to cut almost $15 billion in unused government money slated for children's health insurance and other programs. Two Republicans — Susan Collins of Maine and Richard Burr...
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June 07, 2018 - 5:15 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho utility has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contending the agency failed to act on a request by the state of Idaho to modify water temperature standards below a hydroelectric project where federally protect fall chinook salmon reproduce...
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