Water near Arizona Air Force base is tainted in latest case

The U.S. Air Force says it will distribute bottled water until at least April to thousands of residents near its base in suburban Phoenix By ANITA SNOW Associated Press February 26, 2021, 5:45 AM • 4 min read PHOENIX — The U.S. Air Force says it will be distributing bottled water to thousands of residents […]

Former SC utility executive to plead guilty in two courts

The utility executive who spent billions of dollars on two South Carolina nuclear plants that never generated a single watt of power is expected to plead guilty in two courts Wednesday ByThe Associated Press February 24, 2021, 2:15 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article COLUMBIA, S.C. — The utility […]

Water leaks indicate new damage at Fukushima nuclear plant

The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant says cooling water levels have fallen in two of its reactors since a powerful earthquake hit the area last weekend, indicating possible additional damage By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press February 19, 2021, 1:37 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TOKYO — […]

Hack exposes vulnerability of cash-strapped US water plants

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A hacker’s botched attempt to poison the water supply of a small Florida city is raising alarms about just how vulnerable the nation’s water systems may be to attacks by more sophisticated intruders. Treatment plants are typically cash-strapped, and lack the cybersecurity depth of the power grid and nuclear plants. A […]

EXPLAINER: How glaciers can burst and send floods downstream

The floods that slammed into two hydroelectric plants and damaged villages in northern India were set off by a break on a Himalayan glacier upstream By VICTORIA MILKO AP Science Writer February 8, 2021, 7:23 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article The floods that slammed into two hydroelectric plants […]

Rescuers look for survivors of Indian glacier flood disaster

Hundreds of rescue workers were scouring muck-filled ravines and valleys in northern India for survivors after part of a Himalayan glacier broke off, sending a devastating flood downriver that has left at least 26 people dead and 165 missing By RISHABH R. JAIN Associated Press February 9, 2021, 7:25 AM • 2 min read Share […]

Sheriff: Hacker tried to taint Florida city’s water with lye

Authorities say a hacker gained access to a Florida city’s water treatment plant in an unsuccessful attempt to fill the water supply with a potentially harmful chemical ByThe Associated Press February 9, 2021, 2:34 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article OLDSMAR, Fla. — A hacker gained unauthorized entry into […]