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FLOOD WATERS CARRY MAJOR POLLUTION, HEALTH RISKS

Floodwater could include wastewater and other things such as fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, not to mention livestock waste, industrial chemicals, dead animals and fuel. With each bout of broad flooding, such pollution threatens to sicken anyone who wades into the water, prompting health officials to urge residents to keep current on tetanus shots and stay out of… read more

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REVIEW OF EPA COLORADO RIVER SPILL

The Interior Department will lead a review of the Colorado mine spill that tainted rivers in three western states. The review was announced Tuesday after elected officials from both parties questioned whether the Environmental Protection Agency should be left to probe

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EPA PROPOSED HUGE METHANE LIMITS

The Environmental Protection Agency released proposed standards Tuesday for reducing methane and other pollutants from oil and gas operations in the U.S.  The rules require extensive cutting of methane emissions, finding and repairing leaks at oil and gas wells and capturing natural gas emitted from hydraulic fracturing, USA Today reports.

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MAHOMET AQUIFER

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated the Mahomet Aquifer as a sole-source aquifer, giving it greater authority to regulate potential sources of pollution. The designation does not apply to the sliver of the aquifer west of the Illinois River.

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