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Utility faces penalty for wastewater release in nature preserve

BEE CAVE, Texas (KXAN) — A Travis County public utility is facing thousands of dollars in fines for environmental violations that included the release of nearly 2 million gallons of treated wastewater into the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve last year, according to records obtained by KXAN. 379 more words

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TCEQ asked to supply more information on permit for Onion Creek wastewater

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to provide additional information on potential environmental impacts related to a permit to allow treated wastewater by the city of Dripping Springs to be dumped into Onion Creek. 331 more words

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Travis County residents question boil water notification effectiveness

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Eastern Travis County residents are questioning the effectiveness of boil water notifications after a Sunday water utility pressure problem led to notifications in their area that some did not receive. 373 more words

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Granite Shoals hit with lead testing violation

GRANITE SHOALS, Texas (KXAN) The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has proposed enforcement and fines against the City of Granite Shoals for violating lead and copper testing rules, according to agency records. 364 more words

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Anti-coal groups protest Commission on Environmental Quality

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Anti-coal groups protested in front of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Wednesday. The commission approved a wastewater discharge permit and expansion for the Dos Republicas coal mine near Eagle Pass, Texas. 146 more words

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Lawsuit: Austin-area restaurant releasing sewage onto property

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) – Three government agencies are jointly suing Travis County restaurant Proof & Cooper for discharging sewage onto a neighboring property, according to a lawsuit filed in district court. 346 more words

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Spicewood asphalt plant sparks another lawsuit, resident departure

SPICEWOOD, Texas (KXAN) – Another Spicewood resident has sued the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality over the permitting of a “hot mix” asphalt plant operating next door. 592 more words

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