Environmental Protection


EDF Urges Academy to Build on Existing Bay Delta Decisions

The National Academy of Sciences should limit itself to the science of the conservation plan and the environmental needs of the Bay Delta, according to the Environmental Defense Fund.

Storms Aren't Helping Southland's Supply Woes

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the Water Replenishment District agree that imported water supplies are expected to be problematic in 2010.

WEF, Recycling Association Partner for Shared Vision

The Water Environment Federation and the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association will leverage resources to support integrated water resource management.

Pipeline Firm to Pay $1.3 M to Resolve Oil Discharges in Lake

Pacific Pipeline Systems will pay for the discharge of crude oil into Pyramid Lake in 2005, according to a settlement negotiated by the Justice Department and EPA.

UW, Corps Engineers Test Dam Management for Climate Change

The study simulated climate change to develop better flood management plans for existing water systems.

Discovery of Algae's Eating Habit Could Help Curb Fish Kills

Johns Hopkins University researchers suggest that lower nutrients and oysters could help keep algal blooms down in U.S. waterways.

TVA Fly Ash Spill Evaluation, Cost Analysis Ready for Comment

EPA's engineering evaluation addresses cleanup, stabilization, and closure of the Swan Pond embayment area.

Heart of Camden to Use Grant for Environmental Hazards Database

A $20,000 environmental justice grant will help build an online tool to broaden community awareness of contaminated sites and pollution sources in Waterfront South and South-Central Camden, N.J.

HTI Teams With Donors to Deliver Water Filtration to Haiti

Single-use filter pouches and community supporting hydro-wells will purify 1,480 gallons of water a day for survivors of the Haiti earthquake.

Demco Oil and Gas Expedites Settlement on SPCC Violations

Oklahoma oil production facility paid $900 and certified that it has corrected all identified discrepancies, including appropriate spill containment and employee training.

Mississippi Landowner Fills Wetlands, Pays $100,000

Rodney O. Corr discharged fill material into approximately 14 acres of wetlands to clear a site for commercial development without applying for a Clean Water Act Section 404 permit.

EPA, MDEQ Agree to Dioxin Assessment Order for Dow Chemical

With supportive public comments, the agency says it plans to involve the community as Dow proceeds with its Superfund work in two Michigan waterways and continues to comply with its Resource Conservation and Recovery Act license.

EPA Proposes Standards to Protect Florida's Waters

The federal agency is proposing numerical nutrient limits on Florida's lakes, rivers, streams, springs and canals, in response to a 2009 consent decree with the Florida Wildlife Federation.

University of Iowa Finds PCBs in Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to dredge sediment to maintain proper depth for ship traffic but this action may affect the polychlorinated biphenyls.

USGS employee performs maintenance on monitoring unit

A Call for Uniform Groundwater Classification

Inconsistent federal, state and local laws are undercutting groundwater protection efforts in the United States.

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