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March 7, 2011

BRIEF: Eight more defendants in Superfund suit pay to settle claims

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA), March 1, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com Eight more defendants in a federal lawsuit over a Western Pennsylvania Superfund site have agreed to pay about $1.4 million to settle the government’s claims against them, according to a proposed consent order the Environmental Protection Agency filed yesterday. The 1997 lawsuit involves the Breslube-Penn […]

March 7, 2011

Chesapeake Energy Says It Is Facing Drilling-Contamination Probes

Source: Dow Jones News Service, March 2, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) said some of its oil-and- gas-drilling operations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia are being investigated by environmental regulators. In Pennsylvania, the state Department of Environmental Protection is looking into the possible contamination of groundwater and residential water wells with methane, […]

March 7, 2011

City ponders ways to clean up tires

Source: Picayune Item (MS), March 2, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com Officials with the city of Picayune are seeking help from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to clean up a large collection of used tires off of Neal Road. Life-long Goodyear community resident the Rev. John Goss has been before the city council a number […]

March 3, 2011

Environmental cleanup begins at public housing in Huntsville

Source: The Huntsville Times, March 3, 2011 By: Challen Stephens Nine years after the state identified the site for testing, excavation crews are ripping up the contaminated earth around a public housing complex downtown and hauling away soil Boy Scouts had once used to grow a community garden. Crews last week began a $4.3 million […]

March 3, 2011

Pressure Grows for Answers on Fracking

Source: New York Times Online, March 3, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com Congressional Democrats are demanding answers from the Environmental Protection Agency about the safety of hydraulic fracturing, a form of natural gas drilling also known as fracking, after revelations that wastewater from such drilling, which contains radioactive material, is regularly dumped into rivers and streams […]

March 3, 2011

Officials call for water testing after report details radioactive shale waste

Source: Times-Tribune (Scranton, PA), March 2, 1011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com U.S. Sen. Bob Casey joined a chorus of lawmakers on Tuesday seeking additional testing of public water supplies following a report that the wastewater produced from Marcellus Shale gas wells in Pennsylvania contains higher levels of radioactive materials than was previously disclosed. An article published […]

March 2, 2011

Audubon students likely won't return to building by fall

Source: Times-Tribune (Scranton, PA), March 1, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com John Audubon Elementary School students probably will not return to their school by fall, officials said at Monday’s buildings and grounds meeting of the Scranton School Board. As engineers conduct a study to determine the scope of work needed at the closed school, district officials […]

March 2, 2011

Oil Drilling To Resume In the Gulf's Deep Waters

Source: The New York Times, March 1, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com The Interior Departmentsaid Monday that it had approved the first new deepwater drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since the BP explosion and spill last spring, a milestone after a period of intense uncertainty for industry and a wholesale remaking of the nation’s […]

March 2, 2011

Arch Coal to pay $4 million to settle pollution claims

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), March 1, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com Arch Coal Inc., the nation’s second-largest coal producer, will pay a $4 million penalty to settle claims that it violated federal water-quality standards in three eastern states. The agreement was announced Tuesday morning by the Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency. Under the […]

March 2, 2011

America's Most Toxic Cities, 2011

Read here for a Forbes.com article listing America’s Most Toxic Cities in 2011.

March 1, 2011

Regulation Lax as Gas Wells' Tainted Water Hits Rivers

Source: The New York Times, February 27, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com The American landscape is dotted with hundreds of thousands of new wells and drilling rigs, as the country scrambles to tap into this century’s gold rush — for natural gas. The gas has always been there, of course, trapped deep underground in countless tiny […]

March 1, 2011

AVX settles contamination lawsuit

Source: Sun News (Myrtle Beach, SC), February 28, 2011 Posted on: http://envfpn.advisen.com AVX Corp. on Monday reached a confidential settlement with an adjacent land owner over groundwater contamination near the manufacturer’s facility on 17th Avenue South in Myrtle Beach, bringing an end to a dispute that started in late 2007. The settlement was announced during […]

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