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  • Air quality concerns prompt safety pause at nuke dump

    Air quality concerns prompt safety pause at nuke dump

    The manager of the federal government`s nuclear waste repository in New Mexico has halted work because of poor air quality in parts of the underground facility. Officials with Nuclear Waste Partnership announced the "safety pause" ...

  • Feds seek borehole test for potential hot nuke waste burial

    Feds seek borehole test for potential hot nuke waste burial

    The federal government plans to spend $80 million assessing whether its hottest nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes, a project that could provide an alternative strategy to a Nevada repository plan that was halted in 2010. The ...

  • NYC waters are teeming with plastic particles, study finds

    NYC waters are teeming with plastic particles, study finds

    The waterways surrounding New York City are a soup of plastic, ranging from discarded takeout containers down to tiny beads that end up in the food supply, according to a new report by an environmental group. The study, by the group NY/NJ ...

  • NY to require manufacturers to pay for fouled water cleanup

    NY to require manufacturers to pay for fouled water cleanup

    Two industrial companies will be held liable for the cleanup of a toxic chemical that found its way into an upstate New York village`s drinking water, the acting state environmental commissioner said Thursday. The Department of Environmental ...

  • Indian capital to curb cars again to control air pollution

    Indian capital to curb cars again to control air pollution

    The New Delhi government will restrict cars on the streets for another two weeks to fight the extreme air pollution that has made the Indian capital the world`s most polluted city. Private cars will be allowed on the streets on alternate days ...

  • Coke suspends bottling at plant at center of water dispute

    Coke suspends bottling at plant at center of water dispute

    Coca-Cola suspended bottling at three plants in India, including one in the parched northwest where farmers have been protesting the company`s use of dwindling groundwater reserves. Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, which is a subsidiary of The ...

  • Regulator fines Duke Energy nearly $7M for coal ash spill

    Regulator fines Duke Energy nearly $7M for coal ash spill

    The country`s largest electric company is being fined $6.6 million for environmental pollution related to a big spill of liquefied coal ash in 2014, North Carolina environmental regulators said Tuesday. The fine covers violations that Duke Energy ...

  • Critics decry radioactive leak at New York nuclear plant

    Critics decry radioactive leak at New York nuclear plant

    A leak of radioactive material into the groundwater below a nuclear power station in New York City`s suburbs highlights a chronic problem with the nation`s atomic plants, some watchdogs said. New testing has shown that the amount of tritium in the ...

  • UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

    UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

    A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming. ...

  • After 15 years, cleanup plan approved for contaminated town

    After 15 years, cleanup plan approved for contaminated town

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval Monday to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning. The agency`s action comes more than 15 ...

  • Radioactive material found in groundwater below nuke plant

    Radioactive material found in groundwater below nuke plant

    An apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant north of New York City spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public isn`t at risk. Officials at the Indian Point Energy Center in ...

  • EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in river

    EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in river

    A 3 million-gallon spill from a southwestern Colorado gold mine last year may have dumped more than 880,000 pounds of metals into the Animas River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday. Some of the metals reached the San Juan River, ...

  • First research links California quakes to oil operations

    First research links California quakes to oil operations

    A 2005 spate of quakes in California`s Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday said in the first such link in California between oil and gas operations and earthquakes. Researchers ...

  • Scientists to inject fuel in experimental fusion device

    Scientists to inject fuel in experimental fusion device

    Scientists in northeast Germany were poised to flip the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power." Researchers at the Max Planck Institute in ...

  • VW submits fix for 3.0-liter diesels to California officials

    VW submits fix for 3.0-liter diesels to California officials

    The Volkswagen Group of America submitted its proposal Tuesday to bring Porsches, Audis and Volkswagen cars with six-cylinder, 3.0-liter diesel engines up to California`s air quality standards after state regulators found the vehicles were ...

  • Federal coal sales moratorium shakes industry stronghold

    Federal coal sales moratorium shakes industry stronghold

    Like a trusty pickup truck, Gillette has bounced through tough times before and pulled through, thanks to coal. Lately the bumps for an industry that`s brought wealth and jobs to this town are getting bigger - bankruptcies of major producers, ...

  • Michigan undertaking plan to determine if Flint water safe

    Michigan undertaking plan to determine if Flint water safe

    The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has undertaken a five-part strategy to determine whether Flint`s water, which has become contaminated with lead, is safe to drink. The state said the plan to try to ensure that drinking water no ...

  • Sandoval: Nevada needs more time on mine Superfund status

    Sandoval: Nevada needs more time on mine Superfund status

    Facing a deadline set by federal regulators, Gov. Brian Sandoval said Friday the state needs more time to decide whether to end its long-held opposition to having an abandoned Nevada mine listed among the nation`s most contaminated sites. U.S. ...

  • NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth`s hottest by a wide margin

    NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth`s hottest by a wide margin

    Last year wasn`t just the Earth`s hottest year on record - it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and NASA announced Wednesday that 2015 was by far the hottest year in 136 years of ...

  • More quakes rattle Oklahoma but state avoids tough measures

    More quakes rattle Oklahoma but state avoids tough measures

    In Oklahoma, now the country`s earthquake capital, people are talking nervously about the big one as man-made quakes get stronger, more frequent and closer to major population centers. Next door in Kansas, they`re feeling on firmer ground though no ...