U.S. Environmental Protection Agency News

Florida to Close Wastewater Reservoir With Leak History

Florida is moving to permanently close the leaky Piney Point wastewater reservoir that poured millions of gallons of water into Tampa Bay while threatening to burst open and flood nearby homes and businesses, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday. The Republican …

Connecticut Urges Homeowners to Test Wells for Arsenic, Uranium

Connecticut health officials are urging homeowners who rely on well water to have their systems checked for arsenic and uranium contamination. The advice comes as the result of a study by the U.S. Geological Survey released Tuesday that found almost …

Pennsylvania Gas Driller to Pay $1.9M for Damage to Wetlands, Waterways

One of the most active natural gas exploration firms in Pennsylvania has agreed to pay $1.9 million after it disclosed in 2014 that its construction work had damaged waterways and wetlands, without proper permits, according to paperwork filed in federal …

Environmental Settlement of $121K Reached with Washington Chemical Company

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Emerald Kalama Chemical after inspectors say they found hazardous waste storage and handling violations it its Kalama, Wash., facility. The chemical company has agreed modify its practice and pay a …

EPA to OK Use by American Airlines of Surface Coating to Fight COVID-19

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to announce it will issue an emergency exemption to the state of Texas permitting it to allow American Airlines Group Inc. to use a new surface coating that kills coronaviruses for up to …

Agency Says Asbestos Cleanup Complete in Montana Superfund Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the completion of all required cleanup activities within a unit of a Montana Superfund site. The federal agency removed a portion of an asbestos-contaminated mining operation in Libby from its National Priorities List, The …

Ex-Tenant Sues Oregon RV Park for $555K over Living Conditions

A former tenant at an RV park south of Warrenton, Ore., has filed a lawsuit against the owner alleging negligence over living conditions in a trailer. Sandra Holloway moved into a “dry trailer” at Sunset Lake Resort & RV Par …

EPA Eases Safety Requirements Enacted after Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Days before President Barack Obama left office in 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule aimed at preventing tragedies like the 2013 explosion and fire in the tiny Central Texas town of West that killed a dozen first …

BP North America Fined $71K for 2018 Diesel Fuel Spill in Iowa

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says BP North America must pay a fine of more than $71,000 for a diesel spill last year in northeast Iowa. The EPA said the fine is for violations of the Clean Water Act. BP …

Toxic Gas, EPA Silence Raise Concerns for Residents Near Georgia Factories

Residents near two Georgia plants which have emitted toxic gas say they’re furious that the government did not alert the public about a federal report on potential health dangers. Hundreds of people packed two recent town hall meetings in Marietta …