Water pollution

FILE - In this Thursday, May 26, 2016, file photo, a sign welcomes residents and visitors to the tiny town in Dietrich, Idaho. Residents of tge Idaho town have been told not to drink the water after a fired municipal worker was found dead in his home by emergency workers who were hospitalized after entering the residence. Dietrich Mayor Don Heiken said Friday, May 25, 2018, that 62-year-old Tom Young was found dead Thursday and that he had been fired on May 9 following an altercation that involved the police, but declined to offer details. (AP Photo/Kimberlee Kruesi, File)
May 25, 2018 - 10:56 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Residents of an Idaho town have been told not to drink its well water amid concerns that a fired municipal worker who killed himself in his home may have contaminated it, officials said Friday. Tom Young, 62, was found dead Thursday by emergency workers who were sent to a...
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May 14, 2018 - 9:53 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a story May 13 about lobster shell strength, The Associated Press reported erroneously that marine biogeochemist Justin Ries attributed the collapse of the southern New England lobster fishery to shell disease. He attributed it to overfishing and population shifts caused...
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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 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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March 27, 2018 - 1:28 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge is requiring the prison system to pay $1,500 over its response to a request for information about how a fly ash dump and possible water contamination may be affecting inmate health. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson sided last week with the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a meeting with state and local officials in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration is rewriting Obama-era rules governing pollution from oil and gas operations and coal ash dumps, moves that opponents say will significantly weaken protections for human health and the environment. The EPA announced the changes Thursday, March 1, the latest in series of actions in the last year to roll back regulations opposed by the fossil-fuel industry. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 01, 2018 - 9:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it is rewriting Obama-era rules governing pollution from oil and gas operations and coal ash dumps, moves that opponents say will significantly weaken protections for human health and the environment. The changes proposed by the Environmental...
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February 27, 2018 - 11:39 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A commission that watches over the Ohio River's health is considering moving away from its role of setting pollution standards for the river. The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission is expected to decide this year whether to leave the responsibility of setting water...
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February 15, 2018 - 5:11 pm
WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city is suing the makers of firefighting foam blamed for water contamination. Westfield's Democratic Mayor Brian Sullivan announced the federal lawsuit against the 3M Co., Chemguard Inc. and Tyco Fire Protection Products on Thursday. The manufacturers produce...
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A boys holds a poster of Pope Francis as he waits for the arrival of Pope Francis in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios province, Peru, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Francis is expected to meet with several thousand indigenous people gathering in a coliseum in Puerto Maldonado, the city considered a gateway to the Amazon, in the first full day of the pontiff's visit to Peru. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
January 19, 2018 - 11:27 am
PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Peru (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Amazonian indigenous leaders in Peru are urging Pope Francis to help them protect the world's largest rainforest from an onslaught of new threats that are dramatically changing the biome. One of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, workers are shown at San Jacinto River Waste Pits near the Interstate 10 bridge over the river in Channelview, Texas. The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 19, 2018 - 12:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways says the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change. The congressional testimony Thursday...
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