Water quality

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 11, 2018 - 8:48 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor is set to announce new steps to combat toxic algae in Lake Erie. Republican Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-sikz) office says he'll announce a new plan on Wednesday to deal with water quality issues. The governor's office has said in recent months he's considering...
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In this June 19, 2018 photo, paper straws sit at Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke's Restaurants, bar at his restaurant in Seattle. Businesses that sell food or drinks won’t be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday, July 1. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 6:46 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? It's no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants. Neither are plastic utensils in the latest push to reduce waste and prevent marine plastic pollution. Businesses that sell food or drinks won't be allowed to offer the plastic items...
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In this June 19, 2018 photo, paper straws sit at Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke's Restaurants, bar at his restaurant in Seattle. Businesses that sell food or drinks won’t be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday, July 1. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 5:20 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? It's no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants. Neither are plastic utensils in the latest push to reduce waste and prevent marine plastic pollution. Businesses that sell food or drinks won't be allowed to offer the plastic items...
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July 02, 2018 - 10:51 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Looking for a straw to sip your soda? It's no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants. Neither are plastic utensils in a push to reduce marine plastic pollution. Businesses that sell food or drinks won't be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect...
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June 28, 2018 - 9:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government is suing the city of Mount Vernon, saying it violated the Clean Water Act by failing to comply with rules meant to stop raw sewage from polluting waterways. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court was announced Thursday by a federal prosecutor and the regional...
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June 28, 2018 - 3:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government has sued the city of Mount Vernon, saying it violated the Clean Water Act by failing to comply with rules meant to stop raw sewage from polluting waterways. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court was announced Thursday by a federal prosecutor and the regional...
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June 20, 2018 - 5:22 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is suing six companies that made firefighting foam containing chemicals that have contaminated drinking water in two upstate communities and groundwater in a Long Island community. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said Wednesday...
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June 18, 2018 - 7:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought. Coal ash is the residue left after burning coal to generate power. Utilities around...
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