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Critics decry radioactive leak at New York nuclear plant

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant on the Hudson River in New York. (Image: Tony via Flickr)

NEW YORK  — Watchdogs say a leak of radioactive material into the groundwater below a nuclear power station in New York City’s suburbs highlights a chronic problem with the nation’s atomic plants. New testing has shown that the amount of tritium below the Indian Point power plant in Buchanan is about 740 times the amount allowed in drinking water. Officials ...

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No excessive benzene found in water supply, report says

VENTURA, Calif. – A management review has found no evidence showing that the carcinogen benzene is present in county drinking water at levels exceeding federal standards. The report comes five months after the Ventura County Board of Supervisors ordered a study of benzene in wastewater generated by oil drilling. The board’s directive was spurred by a story in the Los ...

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Glendive water system back online after new system installed

GLENDIVE, Mont. — The city of Glendive’s water system is back online after being shut down when residue from an oil spill along the Yellowstone River was detected at the water plant’s intake. Officials on Saturday had advised 6,000 residents to conserve water because an ice breakup on the river apparently released oil that had been trapped in the ice ...

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Labs testing Yellowstone River fish after oil spill

BILLINGS, Mont. — In two laboratories on Billings’ South Side, tissue samples taken from fish netted in the area of the Yellowstone River oil spill near Glendive are being analyzed to determine their exposure to the toxic hydrocarbons. An estimated 30,000 gallons of unprocessed crude oil seeped into the river from a broken pipeline under the riverbed on Jan. 17. ...

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Breached pipeline that spilled oil lies exposed on riverbed

GLENDIVE, Mont. — Sonar indicates part of an underground pipeline that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana’s Yellowstone River and fouled a local water supply is exposed on the riverbed. The pipeline is exposed for about 50 feet near where the breach occurred Jan. 17, according to a news release from public agencies involved with the response. The ...

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Water pipelines mostly a pipe dream in the Marcellus

Happy Valley Road in Morgan Township has been a bustling thoroughfare for the past several years, with tanker trucks zooming through the Greene County community 24 hours a day. The township has tried to find alternate routes to break up the truck flow. EQT Corp., the oil and gas company drilling shale wells in the area, has hired enforcement officers ...

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Beaver Run water untainted by shale gas wells, tests show

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Rich Cholodofsky | Tribune-Review (Greensburg, Pa.) Three years of testing at the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County’s Beaver Run Reservoir has found drinking water untainted by Marcellus shale gas wells, drilled just yards from the water supply. Testing will continue for a fourth year under a new contract with Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The school will be paid $75,000 this year ...

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Saltwater leak alters water supply for 1 ND town

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MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — Tribal officials say they’ve switched to an alternative source of water for one North Dakota town following a substantial leak from a saltwater pipeline. Officials with the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation say they closed the water intake to Mandaree as a precaution but didn’t elaborate on the change in water supply. Kris Roberts, an environmental geologist, ...

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EDITORIAL: Stormwater rules for fracking lack detail, bite

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Fayetteville Observer Editorial Sooner or later, it’s going to rain and rain hard. When that happens at a fracking well pad, which can be a complex of 20 or more wells, North Carolina needs assurance that runoff isn’t going to taint our soil and poison our water supply. That’s an urgent concern for the Cape Fear region, since most of ...

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