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Company president in chemical spill facing charges

by Associated Press  (Dec. 9, 2014)

The top executive charged in a chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water lied about his role with the company to protect his personal wealth of nearly $8 million from lawsuits, according to an FBI affidavit. In bankruptcy court hearings and meetings, former Freedom Industries President Gary Southern repeatedly said he had ...

30 years after Bhopal: UNECE countries meet to enhance industrial safety and transboundary cooperation

by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)  (Nov. 26, 2014)

On 3 December 2014, 30 years to the day after the largest chemical accident in human history occurred in Bhopal, India, the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents will open its doors to over 100 representatives of ...

EPA Issues Albuquerque-Area Permit to Protect Rio Grande River

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 11, 2014)

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Middle Rio Grande Watershed Based Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit that establishes requirements to reduce pollution carried by stormwater run-off and restore portions of the Middle Rio Grande River that are too polluted. Stormwater run-off is water from ...

River Mur recognised for effective river basin management

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Oct. 30, 2014)

The River Mur flows from Austria, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia before reaching Drava, a tributary of the Danube. The organisation managing the Mur Basin was awarded the second European River Prize during the 6th European River restoration conference (ERRC) in Vienna yesterday. The River Mur rises in the Radstädter Tauern and flows into the ...

River basin management relies on effective public participation

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Oct. 24, 2014)

Rivers are home of many thousands of wildlife species, vital arteries for farmland, a source of cooling for industry, flood regulation, navigation channels and source of drinking water, to name just a few important functions. Such multiple demands on water bodies mean that many different groups need to be actively involved in managing a river ...

San Antonio and EPA Unite to Restore San Antonio River Basin

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 29, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and thirteen other federal partners are teaming up with San Antonio to revitalize the San Antonio River Basin and improve the local community. This partnership will reconnect local communities, particularly those that are overburdened or economically distressed, with their waterways. Improving ...

This Season, Let’s Celebrate Clean Water

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 16, 2014)

There’s more to celebrate this month than just the holidays – this month also marks the 40th anniversary of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. We all rely – and have come to expect – that plenty of clean water will flow from our faucets whenever we need it. Whether for drinking, cooking, or bathing, water plays an ...

California Water Officials Begin Negotiations To Modify State Water Project Contracts

by Bloomberg BNA  (Nov. 25, 2014)

California's Department of Water Resources (DWR) will begin negotiations next month to determine what changes would be needed to water supply contracts should the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) be implemented. In a Nov. 24 news release, DWR Director Mark Cowin ...

Des Moines struggling with nitrates in water

by Associated Press  (Nov. 21, 2014)

Two rivers that supply water to 500,000 people in the Des Moines area show nitrate levels spiking to levels that make it unsafe for some to drink, a concentration experts haven't before seen in the fall that likely stems from especially wet weather in recent months. The utility that supplies Des Moines and most of its suburbs had workers blending ...

Another Successful Year of Hudson River Cleanup Draws to a Close; One More Year of Dredging Expected

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

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that next week the Hudson River dredging will conclude for the year. Dredging is expected to continue in spring 2015. To date, about 2.5 million cubic yards of sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been removed. In 2014 approximately 575,000 cubic yards of ...

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