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Anacostia River

Pepco, Innophos Pay Millions in Water Pollution, Hazardous Waste Settlements

Under two unrelated settlement, Pepco will pay $1.6 million and Innophos will pay $1.4 million to resolve alleged Clean Water Act and hazardous waste violations, respectively.

Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater News: JWC Acquires FRC, EPA Finalizes Methods for Industries to Measure Pollutants in Wastewater

Wastewater technology firm JWC Environmental has acquired FRC Systems International and an EPA final rule gives regulated companies more flexibility in in deciding which method they will use to measure pollutants in wastewater.

coal

Southern Coal Reaches $5M Settlement with Feds, Agrees to Reduce Mining Water Pollution

Southern Coal Corporation and its affiliates have agreed to spend $5 million to reduce water pollution and settle federal Clean Water Act charges. Under the settlement with the EPA and the US Department of Justice, Southern Coal and 26 affiliated mining companies will upgrade their operations to prevent discharges of … Read more »

industrial plant emissions

Congress Looks to Slash EPA Funding, Block Environmental Regulations

US Senate Republicans are looking to slash EPA funding and block some of the agency’s climate rules and environmental regulations that would manufacturers and other industries.

braid of the Snake River

What the Waters of the US Rule Means for Business

A federal appeals court this week ruled it will hear challenges to the Waters of the US Rule, also known as the Clean Water Rule. The water rule, authored by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers, expands the reach of the Clean Water Act to protect US streams … Read more »

GAO ruling

EPA Broke Law with Water Rule Social Media Blitz

The EPA broke the law by using social media to drum up support for the Clean Water Rule, according to the US Government Accountability Office. In its ruling, the GAO said the EPA engaged in “covert propaganda” and lobbying. Federal law prohibits agencies from doing both. The EPA used Twitter, … Read more »

braid of the Snake River

Clean Water Rule on Hold Nationwide

The Clean Water Rule is on hold across the US after a federal court ruled the guidelines, which aim to protect US streams and wetlands from pollution, are likely illegal. The Cincinnati-based Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued the 2-1 ruling on Friday. The water rule, authored by … Read more »

Bion Patents Process to Recover Nitrogen from Waste

Bion Environmental Technologies has filed a new patent application for a process that recovers a nitrogen-rich, non-synthetic fertilizer product from a livestock waste stream. The fertilizer contains 12 percent to 15 percent nitrogen in a solid crystalline form that is water-soluble and provides readily available nitrogen. It contains none of … Read more »

EPA Finalizes Water E-Reporting Rule, Will Publish Companies’ Water Data

Businesses with Clean Water Act permits to discharge wastewater must now file reports electronically instead of filing written paper reports, according to an EPA rule finalize yesterday that modernize Clean Water Act reporting for municipalities, industries and other facilities. The final rule will require regulated entities and state and federal … Read more »

braid of the Snake River

Judge Blocks Clean Water Rule

A federal judge in North Dakota blocked the Clean Water Rule from taking effect Friday in 13 states. The rule, authored by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers expands the reach of the Clean Water Act to protect US streams and wetlands from pollution. While the EPA says … Read more »

Arch Coal to Pay $2M, Reduce Water Pollution

Arch Coal, one of the largest coal companies in the US, and 14 of its subsidiaries under the International Coal Group will pay a $2 million civil penalty and conduct comprehensive upgrades to their operations to ensure compliance with the Clean Water Act, under a settlement announced by the EPA … Read more »

Pan Am Railways

Railway Company Settles Clean Water Act Violations

Pan Am Railways has agreed to settle EPA allegations that it violated the federal Clean Water Act at two of its railyards operating in Waterville, Maine, and East Deerfield, Massachusetts. The company has agreed to pay a fine of $152,000 to resolve the violations. According to allegations in a complaint … Read more »