ADEQ

CDC/Debora Cartagena

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has lifted a statewide ban on recycling wastewater for drinking. Flagstaff city officials say the new rule opens up more options for the future. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


CDC/Amanda Mills

Arizona is the first state to complete a comprehensive, voluntary screening program to check for lead in public school drinking water.  KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


Charles Platiau/Reuters

State officials have cleared three uranium mines near the Grand Canyon to continue operations. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality recently approved new air-pollution permits for the mines close to the canyon’s North and South rims. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


The City of Prescott has reached a settlement with environmental regulators over new pollution limits for Watson Lake. The agreement requires another look at the limits once more data is collected.


US Census Bureau

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tightened its ozone standard yesterday. State officials say that puts many counties in Arizona out of compliance. 


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