EPA Releases 16 Electric Utilities' Plans for Coal Ash Safety

According to the agency, many facilities have already begun implementing recommendations to improve safety of their impoundments.

BP Responds to EPA Directive on Dispersants

Company says it doesn't have enough information on alternative dispersants nor are sufficient quantities currently available.

Kansas City, Mo., to Spend $2.5 B over 25 Years to Stop Overflows

After four years of public input, Kansas City has a plan that is expected to eliminate unauthorized sewage overflows.

Agency Calls for Brownfields Conference Presentations

Interested parties have until July 2 to submit proposals for educational sessions at the 14th National Brownfields Conference next April in Philadelphia.

TVA's Kingston Coal Ash Will be Stored Onsite

EPA OKs a plan that includes removing ash from Swan Pond Embayment, building a protective perimeter dike, and covering it.

Battelle Wins Army HaMMER Contract for Testing Technologies

The Hazard Mitigation, Material and Equipment Restoration contract award is first for Battelle under Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center’s omnibus contract.

New Chesapeake Strategy Holds Government Accountable

EPA, USDA, DOI, NOAA, Army Corps of Engineers will work together to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay.

Oil Spill Dispersant Information Updated

EPA explains what products and methods have been approved for managing the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Agencies Select Soil Removal Containment for Libby Asbestos Site

EPA and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality sign records of decision to clean up Operable Units 1 and 2.

Algal Turf Scrubber Removes Nutrients from Manure Runoff

Microbiologist Walter Mulbry's scrubber raceways collected 60 to 90 percent of the nitrogen and 70 to 100 percent of phosphorus from manure effluents.

Boeing to Restore Habitat in Washington Waterway

The company will create habitat for out-migrating juvenile salmon in the Duwamish River and repay $2 million of the natural resource trustee's costs to resolve liability for hazardous releases from its facilities.

Waterkeepers Want Feds to Contain Gulf Spill, Step Up Oversight

Environmental organization braces for Gulf disaster impact on fragile coastal ecosystems and fisheries.

Online Map Helps Users Track Chesapeake Bay Enforcement

EPA's latest initiative will show how well it is performing in cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

NGWA Offers Two Courses in June

Groundwater Flow and MODFLOW courses will be offered in Westerville, Ohio, and Las Vegas, respectively.

BP Promises 'Major Protection and Cleaning Effort' Onshore

Oil from the offshore well reached Louisiana coastal areas today. The state's governor, Bobby Jindal, declared a state of emergency on Thursday and asked the Defense Department to send up to 6,000 troops to aid in the cleanup.

DOE to Decommission, Clean Up West Valley Demo Project

Phase 1 of process includes the removal of several facilities, lagoon areas, and contaminated soils.

AccuWeather Predicts Storm May Spread Deepwater Oil Spill to Coast

A Pacific Northwest storm system may pull the oil toward Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida coasts.

EPA to Test Emergency Response for Butler Mine Site

Five-day exercise will prevent access to Pittston City Riverfront Park on the Susquehanna River starting April 26.

Treece, Kan., Residents Will Get Relocation Help

The agency has partnered with the state of Kansas to help the owners of 77 residential and business properties move away from the Tar Creek Superfund site in Oklahoma.