Savannah River Site board favors service projects over fines

Savannah River Site's Citizens Advisory Board asked the U.S. Energy Department to consider enforcing environmental-service projects in lieu of civil fines and penalties for cleanup efforts that fail to meet deadlines.

Volkswagen CEO steps down, takes responsibility for scandal

BERLIN - Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn stepped down Wednesday, days after admitting that the world's top-selling carmaker had rigged diesel emissions to pass U.S. tests during his tenure.

South Carolina grants temporary stay on penalties at SRS salt-waste plant

...closed Tank 16 ahead of the Oct. 27 deadline in the Federal Facility Agreement among DOE, DHEC and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Dean Campbell, spokesman for Savannah River Remediation, said SRS has 51 million-gallon waste tanks...

October US auto sales rise nearly 15 percent

DETROIT - The U.S. is speeding toward what could be a record year for auto sales.

Savannah River Nature Center project on track

...hopes to take the results of a federal study released last week to apply for a brownfield grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to secure the $40 million in estimated cleanup costs needed to clear the property of contaminants.After...

VW smog-test trickery erases $26 billion in market value; CEO says he's 'endlessly sorry'

...vehicles have software that evades emissions controls, far more than the 482,000 identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as violating the Clean Air Act.Volkswagen also warned that future profits could be affected, and set...

VW offers diesel owners $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers

...programmed to turn on pollution controls during government tests and turn them off while on the road. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the cars emit 10 to 40 times the allowable amount of harmful nitrogen oxide while being driven...

What Is It?

...factory-installed standalone options."Why do we have this rather sad state of affairs? Feel free to thank our U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA insists on checking all powertrain configurations. This includes crash-testing vehicles supplied...

Amid widening VW scandal, a stock sell-off, a credit downgrade and a halt to some car sales

...several continents.The company has been unable halt the flow of bad news since mid-September, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Volkswagen had installed software on 482,000 cars that enabled them to cheat on emissions tests for...

Cars with suspect Volkswagen software also in Europe

The software at the center of Volkswagen's emissions scandal in the U.S. was built into the automaker's cars in Europe as well, Germany said Thursday, though it isn't yet clear whether it helped cheat tests as it did in the U.S.