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World of clean energy ‘feasible’ by mid-century

by Climate News Network  (Oct. 10, 2014)

A global low-carbon energy economy is not only feasible, it could double electricity supply by 2050 while actually reducing air and water pollution, according to new research. Even though photovoltaic power requires up to 40 times more copper than conventional power plants, and wind power uses up to 14 times more iron, the world wins on a switch ...

Fall River, Mass. Water Treatment Plant Upgrades Will Make Community Safer under EPA Settlement

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 6, 2014)

The Fall River, Mass. Water Filtration Plant will make significant upgrades to eliminate the use of chlorine gas at the facility, under the terms of a settlement with EPA for alleged violations of Clean Air Act’s chemical accident prevention regulations. The settlement requires Fall River to pay a $5,000 penalty and to implement a project to ...

EPA Settlement with Raymore, Mo., Results in Stream Protections for Tributary to South Grand River

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

EPA Region 7 has reached an administrative settlement with the city of Raymore, Mo., to resolve municipal stormwater violations under the Clean Water Act. Under the settlement, the city will come into compliance with its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit, pay a penalty of $22,000, and implement a Supplemental Environmental Project ...

Green Light given for `super sewer` to clean up London`s river

by CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.  (Oct. 6, 2014)

The Government has given the go-ahead to start building London’s ‘super sewer’ which will tackle the sewage pollution in to the tidal River Thames. The 25km tunnel will run underground from Acton storm tanks in West London, and travel roughly the line underneath the river to Abbey Mills Pumping Station in East London, where it ...

Chemical Company Takes Steps to Make Fall River, Mass. Community Safer Following EPA Enforcement

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 20, 2014)

A Fall River, Mass. company has taken significant steps to make its chemical manufacturing, warehouse, and distribution facility safer following an Administrative Compliance Order issued by EPA in March 2014 that identified several dangerous conditions arising from the company’s use, storage and handling of chlorine and ammonia. In a related ...

Mexico warns Arizona of waste spill into river

by Associated Press  (Sep. 22, 2014)

Authorities are testing water from the San Pedro River in southern Arizona that may be contaminated with toxic waste that traveled north after a massive copper mine spill in Mexico this summer. Mexican officials on Monday issued a binational alert that contaminated water had made its way into the San Pedro River, which runs north to ...

San Antonio River Authority Implements FloodWorks to Help Save Lives

by Innovyze  (Sep. 30, 2014)

Broomfield, Colorado, USA, September 30, 2014 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) and the San Antonio Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Texas, have successfully installed ...

Charles River 2013 Report Card Reflects Cleanest Water in Decades

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 3, 2014)

EPA has given a grade of “A-“ for water quality in the Charles River during 2013. It is the highest grade EPA has issued since the 1995 inception of the Clean Charles River Initiative. Reflecting nearly twenty years of focused efforts by EPA, state and local officials, private environmental advocacy groups and concerned citizens, this ...

Surf City Resident and Captain of “The Raven” Pleads Guilty to Violating the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and Harbors Act

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 30, 2014)

United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced yesterday in federal court, before Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox, that David Wayne Luther, 63, of Surf City, North Carolina, entered a guilty plea to violating the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and Harbors Act. According to information in the public record, on July 29, 2012, ...

EPA Finalizes Changes to Cleanup Plan to Address VOCs at the Olean Well Field Superfund Site on the Alleghany River in Cattaraugus County in New York

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 7, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a revised plan to address contaminated soil and groundwater at the former Alcas Cutlery Corporation facility (now known as the Cutco facility) at the Olean Well Field Superfund site in Olean, New York. Soil and groundwater at the facility are contaminated with volatile organic compounds, which ...

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