surface water runoff

Puget Sound Partnership Will Curb Polluted Runoff

Puget Sound Partnership Will Curb Polluted Runoff

OLYMPIA, Washington, November 10, 2008 (ENS) – Each year, 52 million pounds of toxic chemicals – nearly 150,000 pounds per day – inundate Puget Sound with contaminated runoff. This amounts to a toxic spill the size of Exxon Valdez every two years, according to the Puget Sound Partnership, a community effort of governments, tribes, scientists…

Bay Area Waste Company Liable for Over 100 Stormwater Violations

Bay Area Waste Company Liable for Over 100 Stormwater Violations

SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 4, 2008 (ENS) – One of the largest providers of waste management services in the San Francisco Bay area is facing hefty financial penalties from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, after being found liable for over 100 stormwater violations of the Clean Water Act. EPA inspectors found evidence that California Waste…

Cleanup Planned for Tainted Creeks Near Ohio Superfund Site

Cleanup Planned for Tainted Creeks Near Ohio Superfund Site

CHICAGO, Illinois, July 14, 2008 (ENS) – A month-long public comment period begins today on a proposed $3.8 million plan to clean a toxic insecticide from soil and sediment in two creeks near the Nease Chemical Superfund site in Columbiana County, Ohio. The Nease Chemical Co. operated from 1961 to 1973, producing household cleaning products,…