SC nuke leak reported

...less than half the federal limit for safe drinking waterTritium is a byproduct of atomic fission. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says that drinking water containing tritium can increase the risk of developing cancer.

40 years later, Ga. family wants land back

...years later to build a lake, including 95 acres that Hoke S. Carter was paid $25,000 for. But the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency blocked construction of the lake and began decades of legal battles.The local governments gave up the...

Two more Savannah River Site tanks closed

...marking the first DOE tanks closed nationwide since 2007.An agreement among the South Carolina DHEC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and DOE required the operational closure of tanks 5 and 6 by December 2015.

Chevy Spark electric vehicle economy ratings released

...vehicles sold in the U.S.The Spark EV also gets the equivalent of 119 mpg in testing monitored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. GM said that makes it the most efficient car available for sale to the public. The figure is for combined...

Million-dollar water woes consume Timmonsville, SC

...DiLoreto, president of the American Society of Civil Engineers who also has run wastewater plants.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is passing more and more stringent rules on clean drinking water and wastewater treatment. Meanwhile...

Texas tragedy stirs interest in chemical plant safety

...million pounds of toxic materials ? on any given day.According to risk management plans filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the inventories in Augusta's factories can include up to 72.2 million pounds of anhydrous ammonia...

Recent rains boost pest control businesses

...Another factor contributing to the change in business seen by many in the pest control industry could be a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provision, enforced in 2012, that banned Richmond County Mosquito Control and other agencies from routine...

North Augusta officials take steps to ensure city's water supply

The combination of a future accident and some new regulatory demands have prompted the city to undertake nearly $13 million in upgrades to its drinking water infrastructure. Plans include a new 30 million gallon raw water storage tank on Hammonds Ferry Road and new pumps and other facilities.

Augusta to pay fines for underground tank violations

...according to the orders, dated April 15 and posted on EPD's Web site last week.According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there are about 584,000 underground tanks nationwide that store petroleum or hazardous substances...

EPA gives Augusta Canal Authority $200,000 for cleanup

The Augusta Canal Authority has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help fund Sibley Mill environmental cleanup.