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Kentucky oil well operators plead guilty to illegal wastewater discharges

Persistent violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act have resulted in a two-year probation sentence for Kentucky oil well operators Charles L. Stinson and Ralph Dowell.
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Federal agencies propose measures to improve chemical plant safety

Following the deadly blast at the fertilizer plant in April that killed 15 people and injured hundreds, President Obama requested a plan to prevent similar incidents and mitigate their impact.
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EPA slams failure to improve water quality in California

The poor quality of the water in some towns in San Joaquin Valley, Calif., is unacceptable and local communities should not be left waiting for improvements that should have been made years ago, according to Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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Fluid Recovery Services reaches proposed settlement with EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a Clean Water Act settlement with Fluid Recovery Services, LLC, which operates three wastewater treatment plants in western Pennsylvania. The settlement resolves discharge permit violations associated with the treatment of wastewater generated from oil and gas extraction activities.
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