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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Tuesday (Sept. 8) that it is halting a pilot study of cancer risks near nuclear power plants and other facilities. The commission said the study, which was to be conducted by the National Academy of Sciences, would be...

Regulators dropping pilot study of cancer risks near nuclear plants

A year after the release of 10,000 gallons of a licorice-smelling toxic chemical into West Virginia's Elk River left 300,000 residents without a safe water supply, thousands of spills of toxic chemicals continue to be reported to state agencies, said...

Chemical spills still tainting West Virginia waters a year after Freedom Industries disaster, newspaper reports

A year after the release of gallons of a licorice-smelling toxic chemical into West Virginia's Elk River left residents without a safe water supply, thousands of spills of toxic chemicals continue to be reported to state agencies, said.

Nine years after levee failures;flooded New Orleans;during Hurricane Katrina;and two years after Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, the nation has failed to determine the flooding risks faced by communities across the United States, the American Society of Civil Engineers;said...

Nation fails to address coastal and inland flood risks, civil engineer society says

Katrina-the-media-behemoth is expected to gain strength as the Aug. 29 anniversary of the storm approaches.

Fast-track projects would include Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton sediment diversions, freshwater diversion to Maurepas Swamp

Louisiana asks Trump to speed review of 5 coastal restoration projects

Fast-track projects would include Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton sediment diversions, freshwater diversion to Maurepas Swamp

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers don't exactly agree with the recent ranking of New Orleans as the worst place in the United States to own a home by the Weather Channel's Weather.com news website. Weather.com ranked counties...

Corps of Engineers, FEMA, local officials disagree with website's ranking of New Orleans as worst place to own a home

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers don't exactly agree with the recent ranking of New Orleans as the worst place in the United States to own a home by the Weather Channel's Weather.com news website. Weather.com ranked counties...

Help us continue our recovery, President Obama: Editorial - Welcome back to New Orleans, President Obama. Thank you for coming here to honor all we lost when the federal levees broke during Hurricane Katrina and to celebrate what we have rebuilt in the decade since the disaster. A special thank...

Committee chooses Jindal-appointed east bank authority president Joe Hassinger as one of two nominees for N.

Read the online dispatches from storm-battered New Orleans that were part of The Times-Picayune's coverage honored with the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

The producers of "American Crime Story" recently announced that the second season of the highly popular true crime anthology TV series will focus on Hurricane Katrina. Critical reaction appeared to be decidedly against the decision to focus on the

West Bank levee authority sought money to maintain post-Katrina flood protection structures and to raise sinking levees.

West Jefferson kills new flood protection tax; Algiers renews one

West Jefferson kills new flood protection tax;

ORB Exploration LLC of Lafayette was found responsible for spills in Frog Lake and Crocodile Bayou in the Atchafalaya River basin

Oil company agrees to pay $715,000 for Atchafalaya basin spills

ORB Exploration LLC of Lafayette was found responsible for spills in Frog Lake and Crocodile Bayou in the Atchafalaya River basin

Among the five nominees recommended to fill four east bank and west bank levee authority seats, Gov. Bobby Jindal will be asked to reappoint an existing east bank levee authority member who voted in favor of a controversial wetlands damage lawsuit the authority filed against oil interests.

Committees recommend applicants for east bank, West Bank levee authorities

Among the five nominees recommended to fill four east bank and west bank levee authority seats, Gov. Bobby Jindal will be asked to reappoint an existing east bank levee authority member who voted in favor of a controversial wetlands damage lawsuit the authority filed against oil interests.

The state of Louisiana and the federal government continued their argument in federal court Wednesday (July 22) over who should pay the $2.9 billion cost of restoring wetlands destroyed by the construction and operation of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, a now-closed shipping shortcut from...

Louisiana, federal government argue over who pays for MR-GO restoration in court filings

The state of Louisiana and the federal government continued their argument in federal court Wednesday (July 22) over who should pay the $2.9 billion cost of restoring wetlands destroyed by the construction and operation of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, a now-closed shipping shortcut from...

Corps recommends opening Bonnet Carre Spillway, possibly beginning Saturday

Corps recommends opening Bonnet Carre Spillway, possibly beginning Saturday

The Mississippi River is forecast to be at flood stage, 17 feet, at the Carrollton Gage in New Orleans through at least Feb. according to the National Weather Service.

But city of New Orleans, Public Belt Railroad say there's no danger and the…

Stop storing hazardous rail cars on Leake Ave., neighborhood association says

But city of New Orleans, Public Belt Railroad say there's no danger and the…

Expect 1 to 4 inches of rain, accompanied by severe thunderstorms and a possible tornado or two to dampen Saturday Halloween celebrations, National Weather Service meteorologists said Thursday (Oct. 29).

Expect 1 to 4 inches of rain, accompanied by severe thunderstorms and a possible tornado or two to dampen Saturday Halloween celebrations, National Weather Service meteorologists said Thursday (Oct.

The price tag for Louisiana's 50-year Master plan for coastal restoration and protection is expected to rise above $50 billion, and while fines and settlement money from the BP oil spill, combined with offshore oil revenue, will give the state more than $9.8 billion over the next 16 years, the state must still find as much as $300 million a year to adequately fund the plan.

Pipeline moves Mississippi River sand to create land bridge across three parishes

The Mississippi River rose to 15 feet at the Carrollton Gage in New Orleans on Friday (July 17), triggering additional "flood fight" procedures to be enforced by the Army Corps of Engineers. The river is expected to peak at 15.5 feet on...

The Mississippi River rose to 15 feet at the Carrollton Gage in New Orleans on Friday (July triggering additional "flood fight" procedures to be enforced by the Army Corps of Engineers. The river is expected to peak at feet on.

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