wastewater treatment plants

Honolulu Must Spend Over $1 Billion on Wastewater Treatment

Honolulu Must Spend Over $1 Billion on Wastewater Treatment

HONOLULU, Hawaii, January 6, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued final decisions to not renew the City and County of Honolulu’s variances exempting the Sand Island and Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment plants from full secondary treatment requirements. The decision forces the city to upgrade both plants to bring them into compliance with…

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Sues EPA to Force Cleanup

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Sues EPA to Force Cleanup

WASHINGTON, DC, January 5, 2008 (ENS) – The Chesapeake Bay Foundation today filed a lawsuit to require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce pollution of all kinds enough to remove the nation’s largest estuary from the federal impaired waters list. Calling it “the most significant lawsuit in the history of Bay restoration,” with “unprecedented…

Maryland Requires Environmental Site Design for Stormwater Control

Maryland Requires Environmental Site Design for Stormwater Control

BALTIMORE, Maryland, October 20, 2008 (ENS) – The Maryland Department of Environment Friday posted its proposed regulations to implement the Stormwater Management Act of 2007, which requires developers to use state-of-the-art environmental site design practices wherever possible to control runoff and pollution from both new development and redevelopment. This approach to reducing stormwater runoff and…

Shrinking New York City's Carbon Footprint

Shrinking New York City's Carbon Footprint

NEW YORK, New York, July 11, 2008 (ENS) – St. Mary’s Recreation Center in the Bronx was the first indoor recreation facility to open in New York City in 1951. Now the aging building is about to receive energy-saving retrofits to fix outdated heating and cooling systems, insufficient ventilation, and windows and doors that leak…

Fujicolor Employee Admits False Wastewater Reporting

Fujicolor Employee Admits False Wastewater Reporting

DALLAS, Texas, June 20, 2008 (ENS) – A former employee of Fujicolor’s film developing facility in Terrell, Texas pleaded guilty Wednesday to willfully concealing and covering up a material fact in wastewater discharge reports that must be filed under the federal Clean Water Act. Gerald Lakota admitted to reporting only wastewater samples that were within…

Illinois Governor Orders State Waters Tested for Drugs

Illinois Governor Orders State Waters Tested for Drugs

CHICAGO, Illinois, March 17, 2008 (ENS) – Following reports last week that trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are contaminating the nation’s drinking water, Governor Rod Blagojevich has directed the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to expand its water quality monitoring to determine levels of pharmaceuticals that may be in Illinois waterways. The Illinois EPA also will promote…

$295 Million Price Tag to Reduce Water Pollution in Lexington

$295 Million Price Tag to Reduce Water Pollution in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, March 17, 2008 (ENS) – The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, LFUCG, in Kentucky has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer systems, at a cost estimated to exceed $290 million, to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage, and to reduce pollution levels in urban stormwater. In addition, LFUCG will pay a…

Funding Shortfall Hampers Pennsylvania's Wastewater Cleanup

Funding Shortfall Hampers Pennsylvania's Wastewater Cleanup

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, February 23, 2008 (ENS) – The state Senate Republican Policy Committee this week held a hearing on the cost of cleaning up Pennsylvania’s waterways to meet federal Clean Water Act nutrient reduction requirements for the Chesapeake Bay. The lawmakers noted their disappointment with Governor Ed Rendell, a Democrat, for not including funding for…