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Plea change hearing for Ohio wastewater official

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A change of plea hearing has been set for the former senior official of a northeast Ohio wastewater company charged with violating the federal Clean Water Act. Authorities allege that Ben Lupo ordered an employee at Hardrock Excavating LLC to repeatedly dump gas-drilling wastewater intended for an injection well into a storm sewer. Lupo has pleaded not ...

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Explosion a reminder of NYC’s aging infrastructure

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NEW YORK (AP) — Even while the cause remains unknown, a deadly blast that leveled two buildings served by a 127-year-old gas main has provided a jarring reminder of just how old and vulnerable much of the infrastructure is in New York and many other cities nationwide. A detailed report issued only a day before Wednesday’s explosion in East Harlem ...

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Noonan mayor angry over situation with radioactive filter socks

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By The Associated Press Noonan Mayor Cyndie Fagerbakke said she and most other residents in town are “disgusted” with whoever dumped the radioactive waste in an old gas station, which sits derelict about a block from downtown. “This is blatant disregard of the health and welfare of our community,” she said. “It’s criminal and the people responsible should be punished ...

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Ohio halts gas drilling near site of earthquakes

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — State regulators ordered a gas drilling company to halt operations in an area of northeastern Ohio after three minor earthquakes were felt in the area. No property damage had been reported from the earthquakes that happened Monday morning just west of Youngstown. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says there’s nothing indicating that the earthquakes are ...

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‘A lot of fear’ about fracking

Oil well

The Texas oilman says that every time hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is discussed in the region, people present the “nightmare scenario.” “There is a lot of fear because people have told them, if they frack, they’re going to completely ruin our water system,” said Stan Sherrill, president of Shore Exploration and Production Corp. in Texas. “Nothing could be farther from ...

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‘A lot of fear’ about fracking

Oil well

The Texas oilman says that every time hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is discussed in the region, people present the “nightmare scenario.” “There is a lot of fear because people have told them, if they frack, they’re going to completely ruin our water system,” said Stan Sherrill, president of Shore Exploration and Production Corp. in Texas. “Nothing could be farther from ...

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As quakes rise, Texas still seeking answers

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Lynda Stokes admits to being frustrated as she waits for Texas regulators to offer a solution to the swarm of small earthquakes that shook the area near her home in Reno in recent months. “I see what the other states have done — they close the wells and the earthquakes go away,” said Stokes, the mayor of the Parker County ...

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NC officials examine notification delay in coal ash spill on Dan River

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It was going on 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, when Jeffrey Childs returned to the emergency management communications center from a break carrying a soda and the state’s environmental hotline phone, which started to ring. On the line was Allen Stowe, a Duke Energy environmental specialist, reporting a wastewater spill into the Dan River. Childs clicked through a checklist of ...

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Human waste equates to money and power in Inland Empire agency’s sustainable energy bid

Inland Empire

ONTARIO — Human waste is being turned into money and power in Ontario. It’s a scenario that fuel cell industry researchers and supporters hope will continue to expand throughout the state as the government and industry continue the bid for more sustainable energy. The Inland Empire Utilities Agency sewage treatment plant in Ontario is using a product from wastewater to ...

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