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    Pipeline Spills More Than 8,000 Gallons of Jet Fuel Into Indiana River

    Pipeline Spills More Than 8,000 Gallons of Jet Fuel Into Indiana River

    A pipeline spilled more than 8,000 gallons of jet fuel into an Indiana river, The Associated Press reported Sunday. The affected river was St. Marys River in Decatur, which is a town of 9,500 people about 100 miles from Indianapolis. Cleaning the spill could take weeks, Decatur Mayor Kenneth L. Meyer told the Fort Wayne, […]

    Lawsuit Could Shut Down Controversial Great Lakes Pipeline

    Lawsuit Could Shut Down Controversial Great Lakes Pipeline

    Two environmental groups have filed suit against the U.S. Coast Guard in a Detroit federal district court, arguing that their plan to respond in the case of a Great Lakes pipeline oil spill is inadequate, The Detroit News reported on Aug. 22. The suit is part of a larger push to shut down Enbridge’s Line […]

    Kansas Didn’t Tell Residents Their Water Was Contaminated For Years

    Kansas Didn’t Tell Residents Their Water Was Contaminated For Years

    The Kansas government allowed hundreds of residents in two Wichita-area neighborhoods to drink water contaminated by a cleaning chemical called perchloroethylene, also known as PCE or tetrachloroethylene, The Wichita Eagle reported Sunday. The state discovered the tainted groundwater at a Haysville dry cleaner in 2011 but the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) did […]

    Illinois Sues Chicago Trump Tower for Breaking Clean Water Laws

    Illinois Sues Chicago Trump Tower for Breaking Clean Water Laws

    It would appear that the Trump Organization’s business practices aren’t any more environmentally friendly than the policies of the current president, who ran it from 1971 to 2017. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced Tuesday that she had filed suit against the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago for taking and re-releasing millions of […]

    What Is Causing Florida’s Algae Crisis? 5 Questions Answered

    What Is Causing Florida’s Algae Crisis? 5 Questions Answered

    By Karl Havens Editor’s note: Two large-scale algae outbreaks in Florida are killing fish and threatening public health. Along the southwest coast, one of the longest-lasting red tide outbreaks in the state’s history is affecting more than 100 miles of beaches. Meanwhile, discharges of polluted fresh water from Lake Okeechobee and polluted local runoff water […]

    Uranium Leaked Through Floor of South Carolina Nuclear Plant

    Uranium Leaked Through Floor of South Carolina Nuclear Plant

    A nuclear plant in Richmond County, South Carolina with a history of contaminating groundwater has leaked radioactive uranium into the soil below the plant, The State reported Tuesday. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) officials said there was no reason to believe this leak left the the site of the Westinghouse plant […]