KNAU and Arizona News
3:13 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

ADEQ Grant to Fund Pollution Cleanup on Oak Creek

Red Rock Crossing, a popular swimming area on Oak Creek in west Sedona, last summer during monsoon season. Seasonal rains flush animal waste down Carrol Canyon Wash into Oak Creek frequently causing higher than acceptable levels of E. coli.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has awarded a grant to clean up a polluted section of Oak Creek in Sedona. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, storm runoff from private property and recreation areas triggered high levels of E. coli in the area.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:00 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Governor Signs Environmental Audit Bill Industry Pushed For

The Valley of the Drums, a toxic waste dump in northern Bullitt County, Kentucky. This site was one of the reasons the the U.S. Superfund law was enacted.

Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill that Arizona industries have been lobbying for for nearly two decades.  

Supporters of House Bill 2199 reads like a Who’s Who of state business groups.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Arizona Public Service, the Arizona Mining Association.

And one reason they support the bill is because they say it protects them from one of the quirks in environmental law.

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