Stories tagged: groundwater
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 4:59 p.m.
New Mexico on Tuesday sued the U.S. Air Force over groundwater contamination at two bases, saying the federal government has a responsibility to clean up plumes of toxic chemicals left …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 1:15 p.m.
A deep well used to monitor radioactive and other contamination in a giant Idaho aquifer is back in service after a three-year absence, a contractor for the U.S. Department of …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
About 100 more wells near Fairchild Air Force Base will be tested for toxic firefighting chemicals, officials said Monday.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Air Force officials have expanded their search for contaminated groundwater after testing found chemical runoff affecting neighbors of Fairchild Air Force Base.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:22 p.m.
Air Force officials visited Julie Dipple’s home last week to share some troubling news: Her drinking water is contaminated and it probably has been for a long time.
Sun., April 16, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
An Idaho conservation group has filed a complaint to several state agencies asking officials to inspect a wastewater pit used by a Nampa cheese-making plant.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
A government contractor in Idaho will test 11 groundwater wells after a hazardous chemical showed up in some preliminary tests at the desert site last year.
Fri., Sept. 12, 2014
A proposal to sink hundreds of heat exchange wells for a mixed-use development in Liberty Lake poses a significant risk for groundwater contamination, the community’s water provider says. Liberty Lake …
Mon., July 8, 2013
Surface water may be as close as ever for some Columbia Basin farmers who have been watching their groundwater slip away. The state Department of Ecology has water rights in …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2012
It took more than six years, several legislative struggles, a raft of sniggering jokes, and the unlikely alliance of a conservative Eastern Washington Republican and a progressive environmental group, but …