Water pollution

April 10, 2018 - 12:44 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper wants to tackle an emerging problem of water and air pollution from industrial chemicals by beefing up the state's health and environmental agencies, a move legislators have resisted. Cooper proposed Tuesday spending $14 million with half of the...
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March 10, 2018 - 5:35 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Officials in a North Carolina city see an area around an airport as the potential source of a contaminant in its drinking water. The News & Record of Greensboro reports city officials are pointing specifically to a place near Piedmont Triad International Airport where...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a meeting with state and local officials in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration is rewriting Obama-era rules governing pollution from oil and gas operations and coal ash dumps, moves that opponents say will significantly weaken protections for human health and the environment. The EPA announced the changes Thursday, March 1, the latest in series of actions in the last year to roll back regulations opposed by the fossil-fuel industry. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 01, 2018 - 9:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it is rewriting Obama-era rules governing pollution from oil and gas operations and coal ash dumps, moves that opponents say will significantly weaken protections for human health and the environment. The changes proposed by the Environmental...
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February 14, 2018 - 10:50 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — State environmental officials say many toxins found in a river in western North Carolina earlier this month exceed state safety standards for health and aquatic life. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported the Department of Environmental Quality issued a report Tuesday on a...
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February 09, 2018 - 5:19 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation designed to expand North Carolina's response to a little-studied chemical and other unregulated contaminants in drinking water supplies has cleared the state Senate. Senators approved a measure Friday that directs a review of the state's pollutant discharge...
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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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February 08, 2018 - 3:59 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state appeals court will hear whether it should allow a five-year-old lawsuit trying to force Duke Energy Corp. to clean up groundwater contaminated by its North Carolina coal ash pits. The Charlotte-based electricity utility argues to the Court of Appeals on Thursday that...
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January 29, 2018 - 1:24 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Neighbors of Duke Energy Corp.'s unlined coal ash pits in North Carolina went to court after the company said their $5,000 "good will" payments required them to give up future health claims linked to contaminated well water, but now they're ending the lawsuit. Lawyers...
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A man rushes around the vehicle carrying Pope Francis after it stopped on the road with a flat tire, on the way to the government palace in Lima, Peru, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Paolo Santalucia)
January 19, 2018 - 5:46 pm
PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Peru (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The pope may be infallible, but apparently he's not immune to flat tires. Francis had to change cars en route to Lima from the airport on Friday after the Fiat 500 he was riding in got a flat...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, workers are shown at San Jacinto River Waste Pits near the Interstate 10 bridge over the river in Channelview, Texas. The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 19, 2018 - 12:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways says the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change. The congressional testimony Thursday...
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