The agreement will reimburse EPA Superfund more than $4.5 million, resolve nearly $1.2 million in natural resource damages assessment costs, and perform a removal action and restoration project.
The landowner and the company he hired to perform excavation to create an earthen dam will pay a $30,000 civil penalty.
Faculty researchers hope to determine if the shape of crude oil remnant – be it a flat syrupy sheet or a tar ball – can affect natural deterioration rates.
"The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s extensive monitoring system helps locate waters in need of our attention. We now must take action to clean them up,” said EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks.
Ohio State University researcher William Mitsch says the 15-year experiment shows that the natural wetland seems stronger and the manmade wetland more diverse but both hold potential for carbon sequestration.
The company is working with Focus Wildlife, the Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to minimize the impact on birds and wildlife in the area. A bird and wildlife rehabilitation center is now operational.
The Weed Science Society of America has assembled a rogue's gallery of especially dangerous plants that are not edible.
Dredging equipment, vacuums, and imaging equipment are working to help restore the Gulf of Mexico's beaches and other inland areas.
Between 35,000 and 60,000 barrels of oil per day may be leaking from the BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.
Vendors and scientists are invited to submit white papers for consideration.
Indiana University scientists measured nitrogen and phosphorus retention as well as carbon sequestration in tidal soils of three Georgia rivers.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service program expects 75,000 more acres expected to be enrolled in Wetlands Reserve Program.
Australians donated money to the Australian Conservation Foundation for water to replenish the Hattah Lakes wetlands in northern Victoria.
Environmental organization braces for Gulf disaster impact on fragile coastal ecosystems and fisheries.
The Environmental Law Institute honors five individuals and one family for their efforts to wetlands conservation.
Robert and Nancy Loomis allegedly discharged fill material into a wetland on their property that drains into the Takhin River in Alaska.
The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program has contracted with Gresham, Smith and Partners to facilitate a coalition to address watershed management issues in Baldwin County, Ala.
However, the justification is not as clear for the basis for specific environmental triggers that indicate when water diversions should be reduced.