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Environmental Cleanup

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  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Former NFL star tight end Aaron Hernandez convicted of murder in shooting, sentenced to life Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a deadly late-night shooting,...
  • Officials say Lake Erie oil spill off Cleveland cleared

    Officials say lube oil that leaked into Lake Erie last week has been safely removed and boaters can return to the water. The oil spill was reported last Friday near the Forest City Yacht Club in Cleveland. Cleveland Public Power, which has a closed plant...
  • Importing Water To Fuel UConn, Mansfield Growth Foolish

    Importing Water To Fuel UConn, Mansfield Growth Foolish
    The California drought is wreaking havoc with the state's economy and forcing its residents to adapt. Why should this matter in Connecticut? The superficial answers involve higher grocery bills and a westward diversion of federal dollars. The deeper...
  • Proposed $225M Exxon settlement to be made public Monday

    The public will get its first chance Monday to scrutinize the details of the Christie administration's proposed $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil, starting the clock on a legal process that will last at least a month and giving vocal opponents an...
  • Brooks Mountcastle: New coal-ash rule doesn't do enough to protect communities

    Pennsylvania is burdened with a staggering amount of coal ash. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's much-anticipated national coal-ash rule came out late last year. While this first ever coal-ash rule is an important first step, it is a timid one....
  • Freedom, W.Va. sign agreement on chemical spill site cleanup

    Freedom Industries and state regulators have signed an agreement for a cleanup of the site of a 2014 chemical spill into the Elk River. The cleanup will be done through the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's Voluntary Remediation...
  • Crews still cleaning Lake Erie oil spill off Cleveland

    Crews are still working around the clock to clean up an oil spill in Lake Erie off Cleveland. Officials said on Wednesday said that tests concluded the substance spilled into Lake Erie near the Forest City Yacht Club last week was lube oil. Cleveland...
  • Feds to consider endangered species listing for spotted owl

    Federal biologists will consider increasing Endangered Species Act protections for the northern spotted owl, reflecting the bird's continued slide toward extinction despite steep logging cutbacks in the Northwest forests where it lives. The U.S. Fish and...
  • Massive fire puts spotlight back on Chinese chemical plants

    Massive fire puts spotlight back on Chinese chemical plants
    A blaze at a chemical factory in southeastern China has put a fresh spotlight on the safety and management of such facilities and their potential environmental impact. The fire broke out Monday at the Taiwanese-owned Tenglong Aromatic Hydrocarbon...
  • New Jersey posts details of $225 million Exxon Mobil pollution settlement on website

    New Jersey posts details of $225 million Exxon Mobil pollution settlement on website
    TRENTON, N.J. — Details of New Jersey's proposed $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil over pollution around refineries in Linden and Bayonne were posted online Monday, starting the clock on a legal process that will stretch into June and...
  • Former Sparrows Point mill owner fined for environmental violations during demolition

    Former Sparrows Point mill owner fined for environmental violations during demolition
    The former owner of the Sparrows Point steel mill in Dundalk and its demolition contractor have been hit with more than $3 million in penalties for pollution violations that officials say occurred during the tear-down of old mill buildings. The...