remediation

Abandoned Mines

‘Good Samaritan’ bill aims to allow cleanup of abandoned, leaking mines – Cronkite News

Arizona could have as many as 100,000 abandoned mines, many leaching toxic minerals into the state’s waterways, but state environmental officials said cleanup has been hampered by the fear of litigation. That’s why Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Misael Cabrera was testifying Thursday in support of a proposed federal “good Samaritan” law aimed at

Water

Water Contamination Response Planning – City of Prescott

Earlier this week, Prescott Mayor Phil Goode, Mayor Pro Tem Cathey Rusing and City staff members met with Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Chief Science Officer and her team, to further define the way forward in the response to the discovery of PFOAs and PFAS in two of eight City wells. During the meeting, ADEQ staff answered questions about

City of Prescott

All Remaining City of Prescott Wells have been Sampled

Results Expected in 6-8 Weeks On Wednesday, July 20, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) sampled all remaining wells in the City of Prescott water supply system for PFAS, a group of commonly used chemicals often found in non-stick cooking surfaces, cosmetics, stain-resistant carpet, water-repellent garments, and firefighting foam..  The wells that were recently sampled are all located in Chino Valley.  Results are expected in six to eight

Energy

Los Angeles weighs phasing out oil and gas drilling

The University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles has a lot in common with urban areas across the U.S.: A dense population with lots of businesses and housing. A cluster of car dealerships. A row of restaurants. Schools and a community center. But nestled in the predominantly Latino community is something rarely found in urban areas

Legal Beat

Environmental Lawsuit To Stop Yavapai County Jail is Dismissed

The lawsuit to temporarily halt the construction of the new Yavapai County jail because of environmental concerns was dismissed Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, by Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Michael McGill. Prescott Valley journalist and paralegal, Bill Williams, filed a lawsuit on September 3, 2020 after he was given an environmental report about polluted soil

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