A company that supplies french fries to McDonald’s Corp. in China has been fined a record 3.9 million yuan ($630,000) for water pollution.
A $2.4 million project has been announced in Pennsylvania to clean up contaminated sludge at the site of a company that treated wastewater from coal mines and oil and gas drilling.
A water utility in the southeast of England has been fined after allowing partially treated sewage and an illegal storm discharge to enter a local river.
Scientists at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University have come up with a way to accurately determine the pre-industrial baseline levels of metals in river sediment downstream of Alberta’s oil sands development.
U.S. Nitrogen has announced plans to use water from Tennessee’s Nolichucky River in its chemical plant to produce ammonium nitrate, which has raised concerns among local communities and environmental groups.
Illinois-based food processor Avanti Foods Co. has paid a $39,000 fine for illegally discharging dairy waste and causing water pollution.
Coal mining company Alpha Natural Resources, Alpha Appalachian Holdings and 66 subsidiaries have agreed to pay a civil penalty of $27.5 million for thousands of permit violations.
Most European countries have made significant progress in tackling nutrient pollution in water, even though industry output in many sectors that contribute to contamination has increased in recent years.