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Environmental Cleanup

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  • Student brings mercury, spills it at school; no one hurt

    Environmental cleanup crews planned to continue work through the weekend at a rural northern Nevada school after a student who brought mercury to his junior high spilled the hazardous substance in hallways and on a bus carrying children to three other...
  • Illinois lawmakers push renewable energy proposal

    Lawmakers want to increase the share of clean energy consumed in Illinois with a bill they say will bring jobs to the state. A bill, announced on Thursday, creates new standards for Illinois utilities to use efficiency measures to reduce electricity...
  • Ash spill could cost Duke Energy $100 million

    RALEIGH, N.C. Duke Energy's announcement that it expects to spend $100 million to resolve a federal grand jury probe does little to untangle the company's knot of legal issues over coal ash. Duke reported a charge against fourth-quarter earnings...
  • Dryers: Homes' energy guzzlers just got greener

    For the first time in six years, Energy Star certification, a standard seal of approval for energy efficiency, has been expanded to include another major household appliance.  Clothes dryers, perhaps the last of the major household appliances to be...
  • Delegation says Environmental Protection Agency reaffirms approval of North Dakota haze plan

    The Environmental Protection Agency has reaffirmed its approval of North Dakota's plan to address haze caused by coal-fired power plants, rejecting an appeal by environmental groups who favor a federal plan. The EPA in 2012 agreed with the state Health...
  • Glenview continues collecting in unrecyclables program

     Glenview continues collecting in unrecyclables program
    On Feb. 6, a steady stream of people dropped off unwanted medications and sharps, batteries, and mercury-containing devices to Glenview Village Hall. The patriotic also brought American flags in for retirement. During the week, bins also are available...
  • Lawmaker Wants Communities To Have Better Notice Of Connecticut Park Plans

    HARTFORD — A new southeastern Connecticut lawmaker says communities like Waterford should receive better notification when the state decides it wants to build a new park. Republican Sen. Paul Formica of East Lyme has proposed legislation...
  • Crews work to remove diesel fuel from New River after fire that destroyed two yachts

    Crews work to remove diesel fuel from New River after fire that destroyed two yachts
    The day after two million-dollar yachts burned at a dock in the heart of Fort Lauderdale's Marina Mile, crews were working Monday to contain diesel fuel that spilled from the vessels into the New River. "Today's focus is on the environmental aspects...
  • Trickle down effect: Program trains volunteers to help preserve Valley's watershed

    Ross McLennan is old enough to remember when the Lehigh River was a cesspool of a waterway. Before the Clean Water Act of 1972 was passed, the Lehigh was a repository for everything from coal silt to industrial waste to raw sewage, which deprived the...
  • W.R. Grace to split into two companies

    W.R. Grace to split into two companies
    Columbia-based specialty chemicals giant W.R. Grace & Co. announced Thursday that it would split into two independent companies, one focused on construction products and one focused on other materials and chemicals. Grace officials said the split, in...
  • State Won't Bid On Boy Scout Camp Tadma In Bozrah

    State Won't Bid On Boy Scout Camp Tadma In Bozrah
    The state of Connecticut didn't bid in an auction for a former Boy Scout camp in Bozrah, a state official confirmed Thursday, but it still supports preserving the nearly 340-acre, prime slice of wilderness. Graham Stevens, office director of land...