State environmental officials are reviewing the dozen coal ash ponds in Virginia following a massive spill along the Dan River in North Carolina as water quality tests concluded that treatment plants are effectively removing toxins from public water supplies in Danville and South Boston.
State mining regulators assured legislators on Tuesday that Minnesota laws were strong enough to protect future generations from bankruptcies and cleanup costs from copper mines proposed in northeastern Minnesota's Iron Range.
A state health official told North Dakota lawmakers that cleanup of massive oil spill in northwestern North Dakota will take at least two more years.
Duke Energy said Tuesday it plans to begin dredging coal ash out of a North Carolina river as the state's environmental agency moved to scuttle a previously proposed settlement with the company over pollution from waste dumps at its power plants.
A pipeline ruptured at a coal-processing plant Tuesday, sending 108,000 gallons of coal slurry into a Kanawha River tributary, about 18 miles upstream from where a large chemical spill at a different plant tainted drinking water for 300,000 people a month ago.
The North Dakota Health Department says more than 10,000 gallons of saltwater leaked from an oil well site in the western part of the state.
North Carolina's environmental agency sought late Monday to delay its own settlement with Duke Energy a week after a busted pipe at one of the company's coal ash dumps spewed enough toxic sludge into the Dan River to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools.
Over the last year, environmental groups have tried three times to use the federal Clean Water Act to force Duke Energy to clear out leaky coal ash dumps like the one that ruptured last week. Each time, they say, their efforts have been stymied — by the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
One of the most contentious issues in the debate over whether Minnesota should allow PolyMet Mining Corp. to build the state's first copper-nickel mine is whether the company can cover cleanup costs after it closes.
North Carolina's environmental agency said Sunday it wrongly declared all test results for the arsenic levels in the Dan River as safe for people after a massive coal ash spill.
A top executive at Duke Energy has apologized for the company's massive coal ash spill in North Carolina and pledged to clean up its toxic waste from the Dan River.
The Louisiana Democratic Party is supporting lawsuits demanding that 97 oil and gas companies pay for damages to the state's marshes that led to coastal wetlands loss and contributed to higher storm surges during hurricanes.
Colorado regulators said Thursday they will consider whether new rules are needed after 13 oil spills were blamed on last September's flood, but some county officials said the leaks were comparatively small and that the existing rules worked.
The nation's largest electricity provider, state regulators and an environmental group issued differing data Thursday about the levels of toxins detected in a North Carolina river following a massive spill of coal ash.
Thousands of gallons of the chemical that spilled into the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians will be heading to Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
Utah has given final approval to a $5.35 million settlement with Chevron after a pipeline leaked about 20,000 gallons of diesel fuel in northern Utah last year.
Canoe guide Brian Williams dipped his paddle downstream from where thousands of tons of coal ash has been spewing for days into the Dan River, turning the wooden blade flat to bring up a lump of gray sludge.
At his lab, Mehmet Atlar, Professor of Ship Hydrodynamics at Newcastle University, is working on new polymers that can be painted to the hulls of ships to prevent the build-up of various underwater slimes. It’s a bit like the non-stick surface of a frying pan, which prevents anything from adhering. By testing model ships in various conditions, Altar is already seeing results.
State and federal environmental officials on Tuesday continued their investigations of a Duke Energy Corp. spill of coal ash into the Dan River in North Carolina's Rockingham County.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave Texas authority over greenhouse gas permitting on Tuesday, ending a long, often bitter battle between the federal agency and the state.
A pipe under a coal ash pond broke in northern North Carolina, releasing an unknown amount of coal ash into the Dan River, Duke Energy Corp. said Monday.
The embattled company behind West Virginia's chemical spill has reached a bankruptcy court deal for up to $4 million in credit from a lender to help continue operations and also provide funds to cover environmental cleanup from the spill in the Elk River, an attorney said.
A former Halliburton manager faces a possible prison term when a federal judge sentences him for destroying evidence in the aftermath of BP's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
As the world continues to get smaller, and millions of pounds of chemical products are shipped between countries daily, a new Global Harmonized System is being implemented to aid in the communication of hazards and risks.
Big multimillion-dollar water projects, once a favorite target of good-government reformers who made them a poster child of political pork, are back in vogue as a rare force of concord in a dysfunctional Congress.