Water quality

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2016, file photo, Flint, Mich. resident LeeAnne Walters testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The woman who exposed the Flint, Michigan, lead disaster is among seven people around the world who are receiving the Goldman Environmental Prize, an annual award for grassroots environmental activists. Walters was repeatedly rebuffed by Gov. Rick Snyder's administration, even as she confronted state regulators with bottles of brown water flowing from her kitchen tap. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
April 23, 2018 - 12:20 am
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A woman who played a key role in exposing the lead-tainted water disaster in Flint, Michigan, is among seven people from around the world to be awarded a Goldman Environmental Prize for grassroots environmental activism. LeeAnne Walters was repeatedly rebuffed by Gov. Rick...
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April 17, 2018 - 11:31 am
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Chicago and some Great Lakes surfers say a federal settlement inadequately punishes U.S. Steel for chemical spills into Lake Michigan. The University of Chicago discovered last year that the steelmaker's Midwest Plant has violated chromium limits at least four times since 2013...
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April 10, 2018 - 12:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal environmental regulators have reached a long-awaited agreement with the owners of a polluted toxic waste site in Texas that was damaged during Hurricane Harvey, releasing dangerous chemicals into a river. The Environmental Protection Agency says it reached agreement with...
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Kevin Kimo Laughlin, a maintenance worker for Aramark, wades back to dry ground as the Merced River rises due to rain in Yosemite National Park's Yosemite Valley on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Northern California was drenched by a powerful "Pineapple Express" storm, but no major problems were reported after the heaviest rain from the "atmospheric river" of subtropical moisture moved through late Friday. (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP)
April 07, 2018 - 6:22 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rain fell over two days as a drenching "Pineapple Express" storm swelled rivers and flooded roads in Northern California, forecasters said Saturday. The heaviest rain was in the northern Sierra and in coastal counties from San Francisco north...
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April 04, 2018 - 4:37 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on actor Cynthia Nixon's campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor of New York (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration "ignored" an upstate village's problems with...
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In this photo taken Monday, March 12, 2018, chicken walk on a farm old rusty barrels and plastic containers full of liquid were discovered, in the northern town of Pancevo, Serbia. Discoveries such as these have triggered alarms in Serbia, where tons of poorly secured industrial waste are believed to be hidden. The issue has come into focus as Serbia and other Balkan nations move toward joining the European Union. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
April 04, 2018 - 4:10 am
PANCEVO, Serbia (AP) — Dozens of rusty barrels and plastic tubs filled with a dark, oily liquid cluttered a muddy yard where chickens roamed. More brimming containers packed a wooden barn. The property in northern Serbia, located next to farmland and a railway line, stored about 100 tons of likely...
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Members of the New York Assembly work on passing budget bills at the state Capitol Friday, March 30, 2018, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
March 31, 2018 - 9:35 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York state have passed a new $168.3 billion state budget that includes surcharges on taxi, Uber and Lyft rides in Manhattan and a new state sexual harassment policy written following the #MeToo movement. Members of the state Senate and Assembly worked into the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, Dan Bender, with the La Plata County Sheriff's Office, takes a water sample from the Animas River near Durango, Colo. after the accidental released of an estimated 3 million gallons of waste from the Gold King Mine by a crew led by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA says it has almost finished reviewing hundreds of damage claims from the spill, but the agency has still not released a clear accounting of the claims made for economic losses and personal injuries. (Jerry McBride /The Durango Herald via AP, File)
March 16, 2018 - 2:58 pm
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has almost finished an overdue review of damage claims from a Colorado mine waste spill that the agency accidentally triggered, but an internal agency accounting of those claims appears to be off by tens of millions of dollars. An EPA...
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FILE--In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, an endangered female orca leaps from the water while breaching in Puget Sound west of Seattle, Wash. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is set to establish an executive order Wednesday, March 14, 2018, calling for state actions to protect the unique population of endangered orcas that spend time in Puget Sound. The fish-eating whales have struggled due to lack of food, pollution and noise and disturbances from vessels. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 14, 2018 - 9:18 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — With the number of endangered orcas that frequent the inland waters of Washington state at a 30-year low, Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday directed state agencies to take immediate and longer-term steps to protect the struggling killer whales. The fish-eating mammals that spend time in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014, file photo, workers wearing protective gears stand outside Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant's reactor in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. A government-commissioned group of experts concluded Wednesday, March 7, 2018 that a costly underground ice wall is only partially effective in reducing the ever-growing amount of contaminated water at Japan's destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, and that other measures are needed as well. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool, File)
March 07, 2018 - 7:59 am
TOKYO (AP) — A government-commissioned group of experts concluded Wednesday that a costly underground ice wall is only partially effective in reducing the ever-growing amount of contaminated water at Japan's destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, and said other measures are needed as well. The plant's...
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