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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in St. Thomas failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Coki Point and Bluebeards beaches should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen. The agency said that

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CRUZ BAY — A Terminix employee has been charged in relation to 2015 pesticide use at a St. John resort that left a Delaware family gravely ill. Jose Rivera, 59, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for allegedly violating the federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. The indictment says

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wednesday that it would suspend curbside collection of household hazardous waste (HHW) in Puerto Rico by April 13. EPA said it had so far collected “nearly one quarter of a million items” from around the island since Hurricane Maria. “The EPA’s work

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CHRISTIANSTED — Friable asbestos was likely a problem for Limetree Bay Terminals and anyone downwind of the St. Croix oil storage facility after its facilities were compromised during Hurricane Maria. The Virgin Islands Free Press was the first media source to alert the public that Maria severely damaged the former

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WASHINGTON — President Donald J. Trump on Thursday made additional disaster assistance available to the territory by authorizing an extension of increased federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program.  The extension applies to the major disaster declarations for Hurricanes Irma

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FREDERIKSTED — St. Croix’s Anguilla landfill was on fire again this morning. St. Croix Sen. Novelle Francis Jr., a former St. Croix police chief, weighed in on the “active fire” on Facebook. “I was just advised that the Anguilla landfill is experiencing an active fire,” Francis said. “The Virgin Islands

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CHRISTIANSTED — A faulty air compressor led to a generator explosion in the powerhouse at the Limetree Bay Terminals oil storage facility on St. Croix and to this day the incident has not been reported to the appropriate federal authorities, the Virgin Islands Free Press has confirmed. Although one person

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ARTIST’S RENDITION: Of the brand-new, state-0f-the-art facility that will be installed in St. Thomas for WAPA. ADVERTORIAL: To get information about how you can help someone who has a gambling addiction, press play below: CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 21-megawatt Smart Power Generation power plant to the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to investigate potential groundwater contamination at the Tutu Wells Superfund Site despite the fact that the site was considered clean three years ago. Geoffrey Garrison, an on-scene liaison for the EPA in the territory on the project, said this weekend

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. government announced that it imposed a $210,000 fine on two pesticide distributors in Puerto Rico as part of a widespread probe into a toxic pesticide that nearly killed an American family in the neighboring St. John. The distributors, identified as Superior-Angran LLC and Superior Angran

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