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UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019

New Mexico sues U.S. Air Force over groundwater contamination

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 …


Well that monitors giant Idaho aquifer back in service

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

Fairchild officials testing 100 more wells for firefighting chemicals

About 100 more wells near Fairchild Air Force Base will be tested for toxic firefighting chemicals, officials said Monday.


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017

Fairchild Air Force Base expands search for contaminated groundwater

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

Testing confirms chemical contamination in residential wells near Fairchild Air Force Base

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.


Idaho conservation group files complaint over waste pit at cheese plant

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.


Contract will test groundwater wells at Idaho DOE site

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.


Proposed Liberty Lake heating wells prompt contamination concerns

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 …


Farmers may soon get surface water

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 …


Unusual alliance allows beaver relocation

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 …