Pollution

Agreement reached in Anaconda Superfund cleanup

Jul 30, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency says an agreement has been reached over the cleanup of a century's worth of smelting waste in the southwestern Montana town of Anaconda

2 Michigan communities told to stop using contaminated water

Jul 27, 2018

Two southwestern Michigan communities are being warned that high amounts of toxic industrial chemicals have been discovered in the water supply and that residents must not drink or cook with that water

EPA reverses order allowing polluting diesel truck engines

Jul 27, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing a last-minute order by the agency's former chief that allowed higher-polluting diesel truck engines

The Latest: 3,000 cases of water given away after PFAS found

Jul 27, 2018

More than 3,000 cases of bottled water have been handed out in a small southwestern Michigan city after contaminants were found in its municipal water supply

Work to demolish nuke weapons plant to resume in September

Jul 26, 2018

Work to demolish a former nuclear weapons production factory in Washington state may resume in September, about six months after it was halted when workers were exposed to radioactive particles

Algae blooms force Poland to shut down 50 Baltic Sea beaches

Jul 26, 2018

Authorities in Poland have banned swimming at over 50 Baltic Sea beaches after hot weather led to the toxic growth of bacteria in the unusually warm sea

Daimler earnings hit by trade tensions, emissions rules

Jul 26, 2018

German automaker Daimler AG says its net profit fell 27 percent in the second quarter to 1.8 billion euros, from 2.5 billion euros a year earlier

Regulators: Uranium leaked at S. Carolina nuclear fuel plant

Jul 25, 2018

Federal regulators say radioactive uranium has leaked through a hole in the floor of a nuclear fuel plant in South Carolina, but state health officials say they don't think the material has threatened water supplies

EPA chief: US needs a single standard for fuel efficiency

Jul 24, 2018

Acting EPA chief says there should be a single national standard for fuel efficiency by cars and trucks

Companies could face fines in Arkansas oil spill lawsuit

Jul 24, 2018

Two companies could be liable for fines related to a 2013 oil spill that dumped nearly 6,000 barrels of crude oil in southwestern Arkansas

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