Evening Newscast: August 11, 2008

VT Judiciary and Douglas Administration square off over proposed budget cuts; enrollment for Catamount health falls short of projections; regional initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions gaining ground in Northeast; NH fuel company fined $6,000 for 2 fuel spills in VT; Camp Ta-Kum-Ta moving from Colchester; Deborah Luskin on boomers caught between elderly parents and maturing children.

Midday Newscast: August 11, 2008

Concerns today about the possibility of flash floods from torrential storms; Verizon Wireless takes over Unicel, but must sell the assets in Vermont and upstate New York to maintain competition. Today’s the first day to cast a ballot in Vermont’s primary election. A New Hampshire fuel company is fined $6,000 for spilling fuel at two Vermont sites.

Cabot fined for 2005 ammonia spill

Cabot Creamery has been fined $50,000 and placed on two years’ probation for a 2005 ammonia spill that killed plants, fish and macroinvertebrates in the Winooski River.

Cabot Creamery pleads guilty to chemical spill

The Cabot Creamery has agreed to plead guilty to violating the Clean Water Act after an ammonia spill two years ago killed thousands of fish in the Winooski River. The Creamery will pay a $50,000 dollar fine, and another $50,000 to fund environmental projects.