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Power Plants Ask Federal Appeals Court To Review EPA Cooling Water Intake Rule

by Bloomberg BNA  (Sep. 8, 2014)

A coalition of power plants has joined Entergy Corp. in asking an appellate court to review the Environmental Protection Agency's final rule regulating cooling water intake structures at more than 1,000 factories and power plants. In a Sept. 5 petition, the Utility Water Act Group (UWAG) and Entergy asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth ...

EPA Settlement with Amerikohl Mining Inc. Will Help Restore Water Quality for Western Pennsylvania Communities

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 10, 2014)

In a consent agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Amerikohl Mining, Inc., has settled Clean Water Act violations at 22 of its Pennsylvania mining operations, including four active and 18 inactive mines in western Pennsylvania. As part of the settlement agreement, Amerikohl will pay a $140,000 penalty and implement a new ...

California Board Proposes Ways to Protect Ocean Life, Water Quality During Desalinization

by Bloomberg BNA  (Jul. 8, 2014)

The California State Water Resources Control Board has released proposed amendments to the state's ocean plan that addresses desalination facility intakes and brine discharges. Generally, desalination plants remove salts from saltwater and brackish water to produce freshwater for municipal uses. The main environmental impacts associated with ...

EPA Reaches Agreement with CEMEX to Protect Water Quality in Puerto Rico

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 13, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has reached an agreement with Cemex Concretos, Inc. and Cemex de Puerto Rico, Inc. (CEMEX) to settle the companies’ violations of requirements to control stormwater discharges under the Clean Water Act. The EPA inspected various CEMEX facilities and found that the companies ...

Historic deal for Corps dam pollution

by Associated Press  (Aug. 4, 2014)

For the first time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into waterways in a groundbreaking legal settlement that could have broad implications for the Corps' hundreds of dams nationwide. The Corps announced in a settlement Monday that it will immediately ...

Trans Energy Inc. to Restore Streams and Wetland Damaged By Natural Gas Extraction Activities in West Virginia

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 2, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), and the Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced a settlement with Trans Energy Inc., requiring the oil and gas company to restore portions of streams and wetlands at 15 sites in West Virginia polluted by the company’s ...

Company Agrees to Upgrade 18 Wastewater Facilities in Mississippi to Stop Illegal Discharges of Sewage

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 5, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Justice and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced a proposed settlement today with Total Environmental Solutions, Inc. (TESI) and Utility Services, LLC to address violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), including effluent violations and unauthorized ...

Hunt Building agrees to resolve stormwater violations at construction sites at the United States Air Force Academy

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 8, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that Hunt Building has agreed to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at two military housing construction sites at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The company will pay a civil penalty of $310,000. Today’s agreement resolves alleged stormwater ...

Attleboro Mass. stops illegal discharge from its Drinking Water Facility under federal Clean Water Act Settlement

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jun. 12, 2014)

The City of Attleboro, Mass. has taken steps to ensure that its drinking water treatment facility operates consistent with federal Clean Water Act requirements for wastewater management, under a settlement reached with EPA for illegal wastewater discharges from the Russell F. Tennant Water Treatment Facility. The City will also pay a $32,000 fine ...

Coast Guard: BP let 9 to 18 barrels of oil in lake

by Associated Press  (Mar. 26, 2014)

An initial assessment of a Lake Michigan oil spill shows that between nine and 18 barrels of crude oil entered the lake following a malfunction at oil giant BP's sprawling northwestern Indiana refinery, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday. Coast Guard spokesman Chief Petty Officer Alan Haraf said the estimate comes from the Coast Guard's initial ...

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