Waste management

February 14, 2018 - 2:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has broken months of silence about his frequent premium-class flights at taxpayer expense, saying he needs to fly first class because of unpleasant interactions with other travelers. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt spoke about his...
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February 08, 2018 - 12:22 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a North Carolina appeals court considering whether to keep alive a lawsuit seeking to force Duke Energy Corp. to clean up groundwater contaminated by coal ash (all times local): 12:15 p.m. A North Carolina appeals court is deciding whether to keep alive a five-...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2015, file photo, Colt Killian, left, and Rob Cox manipulate radioactive material remotely behind a protective barrier at the Hot Fuel Examination Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory near Idaho Falls, Idaho. A federal judge says the U.S. Department of Energy doesn't need to make public documents involving spent commercial nuclear fuel shipments to eastern Idaho sought by former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)
February 07, 2018 - 6:40 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials don't have to provide details about proposed shipments of extremely radioactive spent commercial nuclear fuel to the country's top government nuclear research laboratory in Idaho, a federal court has ruled. The ruling was a major setback to a lawsuit filed by...
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After winning a one-hole playoff, Gary Woodland, right, shakes hands with Chez Reavie, left, on the 18th green during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
February 04, 2018 - 7:39 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Gary Woodland beat Chez Reavie with a par on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Playing three groups ahead of Reavie, Woodland birdied three of the last four holes for a 7-under 64 — the best round of the day — to finish at 18-under 266...
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Daniel Berger, left, Rickie Fowler, and Bryson DeChambeau, right, finish the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament TPC in Scottsdale, Ariz., Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Cheryl Evans/The Arizona Republic via AP)
February 03, 2018 - 8:55 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rickie Fowler birdied the last three holes to take the lead in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, overcoming a sluggish start in front of the largest crowd in golf history. Justin Thomas went the other way, wasting a brilliant opening run with another late meltdown. Fowler...
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Rickie Fowler tees off on the 17th hole during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Patrick Breen/The Arizona Republic via AP)
February 02, 2018 - 8:19 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rickie Fowler took a share of the lead into the weekend in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He knows from experience the party is just getting started. Fowler was tied with Bryson DeChambeau, with each shooting his second straight 5-under 66 on Friday. Fowler has had a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2011 file photo, Chad Devereaux examines bricks that fell from three sides of his in-laws home in Sparks, Okla., after two earthquakes hit the area in less than 24 hours. According to a study released on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, pumping energy drilling wastewater deep and nearer fault lines is a leading cause in much of the thousands of man-made earthquakes that have hit Oklahoma in recent years. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
February 01, 2018 - 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study finds that a major trigger of man-made earthquakes rattling Oklahoma is how deep — not just how much — fracking wastewater is injected into the ground. Scientists analyzed more than 10,000 wastewater injection wells where 96 billion gallons of fluid — leftover from...
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January 31, 2018 - 2:41 am
DENVER (AP) — Crumbling mine tunnels awash with polluted waters perforate the Colorado mountains, and scientists may one day send robots creeping through the pitch-black passages to study the mysterious currents that sometimes burst to the surface with devastating effects. One such disaster...
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January 09, 2018 - 4:51 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy will pay an $84,000 penalty and work to end leaks of potentially toxic waste from three North Carolina coal-burning power plants into groundwater and nearby rivers. A deal announced Tuesday and signed by a Duke Energy executive includes the penalty for leaks...
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December 29, 2017 - 1:31 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian authorities say they have discovered some 25 tons of highly toxic waste illegally stored in barrels and containers buried in the ground at a private property southwest of the capital, Belgrade. The government's ecology ministry said in a statement on Friday that...
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