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Colorado Developer Progressing Plans for $2.3 Billion Water Pipeline, EPA Announces $6.5 Billion in Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects and more.

North Carolina, Colonial Pipeline reach agreement on underground gasoline spill

NCDEQ filed a 29-page lawsuit in which it called on Colonial to take a number of steps, including removal, treatment or control contaminants that have the potential to contaminate groundwater.

Water company fined $1.2 million for sewage discharge into Rio Grande

The New Mexico Environment Department has fined El Paso Water $1.2 million for allegedly discharging more than 1 billion gallons of raw sewage into the Rio Grande in Sunland Park.

Rhode Island wastewater plant still discharging partly treated sewage into Blackstone River

A wastewater treatment plant in Rhode Island has been discharging sewage that’s only partly treated into the Blackstone River all week, state environmental officials said.

Pipeline’s safeguards not working in Louisiana diesel spill

A corroded pipeline that spilled in Lousiana was found to not have a full functioning leak detection system at the time and the spill was larger than previously reported.

Pipeline rupture spills over 300,000 gallons of diesel in Louisiana

A pipeline rupture in New Orleans spills over 300,000 gallons of diesel.

Sunoco Ordered to Dredge Lake, Pay $4M Over Pipeline Spill

Sunoco Pipeline will dredge part of a lake and pay more than $4 million for spilling drilling fluid at a popular state park outside Philadelphia, in a settlement that will allow Mariner East 2 pipeline construction to resume.

New Reports of Spills Along Line 3 Construction Route

Regulators in Minnesota report new releases of drilling fluid along the Line 3 pipeline.

Colorado Mine Owner Seeks US Compensation Over 2015 Spill

A mine owner wants compensation for using his land as an emergency staging for a wastewater cleanup in the area.

Company Fined $35M for Wastewater Spill in North Dakota

A company was fined $35M for waiting over five months to report a 2014 wastewater spill.

Virginia Health Officials Warn Against Swimming in James River

Health officials in Virginia are warning residents to avoid swimming in the James River due to a sewage spill.

Company Agrees to Settle Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

Phoenix Petroleum agrees to pay a penalty in a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency.

Citgo to Pay $19.7M for Louisiana Wastewater Spill Damage

Citgo agreed to pay $19.7 million for environmental damage from a 2006 wastewater spill.

Colorado Orders 87 Oil and Gas Wells Shut Pending Cleanup

Colorado orders cleanups to several oil and gas wells after a series of spills and releases.

Size of Pipeline Spill Again Underestimated in North Carolina

A major pipeline in the U.S. was underestimated by the amount of fuel spilled which is now estimated to be more than 1.2 million gallons spilled.

Texas Oil Company Agrees to Fine for Wastewater Spill

Merit Energy Company is held responsible for a 2018 spill and agrees to pay a $115,000 fine for the damages.

Delaware Sewer Break Discharges Wastewater into River

Wastewater flows into Delaware river after a force main break.

Frozen Pipe Burst Causes Wastewater Spill

A frozen ethanol pipe in Nebraska burst and caused a wastewater spill.

Sewer Blockage Pushes Waste Into 300 New York City Homes

A blocked sewer main flooded basements last month with brown filth and left residents in the neighborhood near New York City’s Kennedy Airport feeling sickened by the stench.

Sewage from Manhole Spills into Durham, N.C. Creek

City officials in Durham, N.C., said the state Department of Environmental Quality was notified after a buildup of rags blocked a sewer main and caused a spill into Ellerbe Creek.

Georgia-Based Colonial Sues Contractor over Alabama Spill

Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline Co. has sued an Alabama contractor over a spill that threatened gasoline supplies along the East Coast three years ago.

3 Million Gallons of Untreated Sewage Spill into Puget Sound

Puget Sound beaches were temporarily closed after millions of gallons of sewage flowed into the water.

Outdated Sewer System Responsible for Virus in Famed Croatian Oysters

Authorities have detected norovirus, which causes diarrhea and vomiting, in parts of the Mali Ston bay — triggering shock and alarm among the breeders.