A company that manufactures titanium jet parts faces a record $14 million fine for illegally making and disposing of a cancer-causing chemical in Henderson, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.
The Canadian government says pipeline companies will be liable for all costs and damages from a spill, regardless of fault or negligence under a new law.
Crews sopped up the remains of about 10,000 gallons of crude oil that sprayed into Los Angeles streets and onto buildings early Thursday after a high-pressure pipe burst.
Liaoyang Petroleum’s Olefin Factory in the Hongwei District of mainland China, producing MEG and polypropylene, is saving $65,000 a year in maintenance following the installation of a computerized, electronic water conditioner.
Unlike the Keystone XL oil pipeline, whose review the administration has delayed, probably until after the elections, the clock is ticking for the power plant rules — the cornerstone of Obama's campaign to curb climate change. Unless he starts now, the rules won't be in place before he leaves office in 2017, making it easier for his successor to stop them.
A geothermal plant on the Big Island of Hawaii has been cited by the Environmental Protection Agency for 14 violations, accused of failing to properly maintain and monitor its operations.
Detroit’s Wastewater Treatment Plant is one of the largest in the United States, serving more than a third of Michigan’s population. To better protect the rivers from runoff, the city began building a network of combined sewer overflow basins 25 years ago. By capturing and substantially treating the storm water, the basins play a major role in protecting the surrounding watersheds, and the people and wildlife living there.
An oil well near the town of Tioga, North Dakota continued to leak oil, gas and fracking fluid on Monday, days after authorities learned about the problem, a local official said.
A south-central Idaho milk processing company has agreed to pay a $170,000 fine for dumping wastewater with acidity levels high enough to damage Jerome's wastewater treatment plant.
Federal regulators have announced an $875,000 settlement with Chevron related to a pair of Utah oil spills in recent years.
The Union Pacific Railroad says 6,500 gallons of oil spilled when a train derailed in northern Colorado on Friday.
Restaurants and storefronts are buzzing again in West Virginia's capital city, but many still haven't filled a financial hole after chemicals sullied their running water and forced them to close for several days in January.
The production of iron, steel, and aluminum is a highly energy-intensive process, accounting for 10% of total manufacturing energy use. The use of recycling in the manufacturing process of these metals has been a main driver of improvements in energy efficiency within the industry.
Check out how the Dawson Creek Reclaimed Water Project protects the water resources in and around the Groundbirch, BC fracking operation.
State and federal teams are still cleaning up after a shale well being drilled for fracking in southeast Ohio began leaking and the oily fluid ran into a nearby creek.
A last-minute tussle over eel fishing in Connecticut interfered briefly with legislation that overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives halting the storage and disposal of waste from gas exploration.
A North Texas city that sits on top of the Barnett Shale, believed to hold one of the largest natural gas reserves in the U.S., could become the first area in the state to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing.
Univar Inc. has reached a milestone in sustainability, shipping its 100 millionth gallon of fuel-quality waste for reuse from its waste chemical business to Systech Environmental Corporation, a North American byproduct co-processing services provider.
Connecticut's Senate endorsed a bipartisan compromise on how to handle the possibility of waste coming to Connecticut from hydraulic fracturing operations in other states.
Congressional requests and hotline complaints prompted the audit, which will look at whether the EPA followed laws, regulations and policies in developing its report, according to a memo from the office.
The now-bankrupt company at the center of West Virginia's chemical spill wants to sell what's left at its other site to a company tied to former executives.
Divided Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday voted to allow for the use of coal ash and other industrial byproducts in cement and asphalt, approving legislation that would reclassify certain hazardous wastes for "beneficial use."
As concern about the environmental impact of manufacturing grows, increased shareholder activism has the potential to affect any company’s approach. Recent changes in how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission looks at shareholder proposals are giving activists a bigger voice, forcing manufacturers adapt to the new environment.
State business development officials led discussions with environmental regulators and a Detroit-area steel plant seeking to release higher amounts of toxins, according to a newspaper report.
Crews searching for the source of a radiation release from the government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico have found damaged bags of minerals in the mine, but officials say they have yet to identify what caused the radiation leak.