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Idaho DEQ starts monitoring ozone pollution in Pocatello

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality's Pocatello Office has added ozone to the list of air pollutants it's monitoring locally.
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Toxics

DEQ rejects Chemours corrective action plan

Chemours said the plan would reduce PFAS loading into the Cape Fear River by at least 75 percent. But DEQ said the the plan is “clearly deficient."
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Lifestyle

Under-sink water filters best at removing pollutants

A new study finds that under-the-sink reverse osmosis systems work best at removing “forever chemicals,” but they aren’t cheap.
Toxics

New DEQ data shows ‘staggering’ levels of PFAS in Cape Fear River basin

The DEQ required 25 utilities in the basin, including in Fayetteville, to test for 'forever chemicals' at their sewer treatment plants for three months. One scientist called the results of those tests 'incredibly high.'

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Toxics

Data show 'staggering' levels of PFAS pollution in Cape Fear

The DEQ required 25 utilities in the basin to test for PFAS at their sewer treatment plants for three months. The results were “incredibly high.”
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Louisiana's DEQ saw among largest cuts to state environmental agencies over past 10 years

In a 10-year period marked by a dramatic increase in newly built and planned petrochemical plants, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has seen its budget slashed by nearly 35 percent and its staff cut by almost 30 percent.

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Climate

PacifiCorp, DEQ pick less power over clean-coal technology

PacifiCorp has chosen to throttle down production at the coal-fired Jim Bridger Plant rather than install expensive clean-coal technology there, and Wyoming regulators are now backing the plan.

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Toxics

DEP accused of ‘foot-dragging’ on 2-year-old request to regulate PFAS chemical

An environmental group asked a Pennsylvania appeals court to order the Department of Environmental Protection to complete its review of a petition to set a health limit for a toxic PFAS chemical.

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Toxics

North Toe River pollution: A year later, NC DEQ permits up for review

Not quite a year after a mineral processing plant illegally discharged hundreds of gallons of hydrofluoric acid into the North Toe River causing a fish kill, the facility, with five other facilities on the river, are up for discharge permit renewals from the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality.

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Toxics

Duke offers another plan for Belews Creek coal ash

The so-called "hybrid" proposal is likely to win few friends among environmentalists who want to see all of the Belews Creek plant's 12 million tons of coal ash dug out of the basin and reburied in a lined landfill.

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Justice

Key DEQ Flint water switch official makes a plea deal

A plea deal is being finalized for Liane Shekter-Smith, the former state environmental official responsible for overseeing Flint’s water switch.
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Toxics

EPA vetoes increase in oil and gas pollution in Badwater Creek, but questions remain

Federal regulators have nixed Wyoming’s plan to accommodate expected growth in the oil and gas industry by increasing pollution limits in a 20-mile stream that flows into the Boysen Reservoir.
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Toxics

MDEQ to launch drone over Lake Margrethe to help search for PFAS

The DEQ will fly the drone over Lake Margrethe near Camp Grayling to locate springs that could be carrying PFAS contamination from past firefighting activities.

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