Aircraft Deicing at Syracuse Airport

Aircraft Deicing at Syracuse Airport, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons user Newkai~commonswiki, CC BY 2.0.

Here are some of the stories we’ve been following this week.

  • Residents in Dukeville, North Carolina are being warned that their water could be contaminated. Bottled water is being offered to those near contaminated wells.
  • Legislators in Washington State passed a bill aimed at improving oil train safety. The bill now awaits Governor Jay Inslee’s signature, but since he requested this legislation and considered it a high priority for this session, there seems little doubt that he will sign.
  • A refinery in Utah is at the center of a controversy. Locals are suing the state to prevent the refinery from expanding. Residents say the additional air pollution would be harmful to those living in the area.