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Oregon and Idaho property managers failed to disclose lead paint hazards to renters

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:34
(Seattle – June 25, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered three property management companies in Oregon and Idaho to pay more than $15,000 in federal penalties for failing to disclose lead-based paint hazards to renters. Elite Property Management, Inc. of Corvallis, Oregon, and Advanced Management, Inc

EPA Begins Construction of Water line in Chester and Washington Townships, N.J.; $7.3 Million Project Will Provide Safe Drinking Water to Residents and Businesses

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 15:20
(New York, NY) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is constructing a water line extension in Chester and Washington Townships in New Jersey that will provide a safe source of drinking water to 73 homes and businesses potentially impacted by contaminated ground water from the Combe Fill South Landfill Superfund site. The 65-acre Combe Fill South Landfill in Morris County served as a municipal landfill from the 1940s until 1981

EPA Seeks Input on New Clean Air Standards for Solid Waste Landfills

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 14:58
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel. This panel will focus on the agency’s review of its New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for municipal solid waste landfills. The Clean Air Act requires EPA to review new source performance standards every eight years and revise them if necessary

St. Louis Community College Selected to Receive $199,994 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 21:08
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., June 13, 2013) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7 today announced that St. Louis Community College (SLCC) has been selected to receive $199,994 to train unemployed and underemployed residents of St. Louis in hazardous waste cleanup. Residents who are unemployed, receive public assistance, or are low-income employed and living within the St. Louis metropolitan area, including the City of St. Louis and St

EPA Announces More Than $3 Million in Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants to Help Facilitate Environmental Stewardship and Cleanup Across the Country

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 18:33
WASHINGTON –Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the selection of 16 grantees for a total award of $3.2 million through the agency's Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Program. The grants support local work to recruit, train, and place unemployed individuals in jobs that address environmental challenges in their communities

EPA Announces Florida State College at Jacksonville as Workforce Development and Job Training Grant Recipient

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 18:32
(ATLANTA – June 13, 2013) Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the selection of Florida State College at Jacksonville, Fla. as a recipient of the agency's Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) program. The grant supports local work to recruit, train, and place unemployed individuals in jobs that address environmental challenges in their communities

EPA awards Denver-area firm $80K to advance chemical and biological waste technology

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 19:03
Award part of $2 million for Small Business Innovation Research nationwide (Denver, Colo. – June 12, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $80,000 to TDA Research, Inc., in Wheat Ridge, Colo., to develop technologies to protect public health and the environment following potential accidents or intentional attacks involving chemical and biological agents

FMC Corporation to begin Superfund cleanup at former phosphorus processing plant near Pocatello, Idaho

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 21:15
(Seattle – June 11, 2013) The FMC Corporation will begin cleanup work at the former FMC facility near Pocatello under a Unilateral Administrative Order (UAO) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Order outlines a schedule and other terms which will guide the implementation of the cleanup work outlined in the Interim Record of Decision issued last year

EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck and Congress Member Sean Patrick Maloney Assess Cleanups at Superfund Sites in Orange and Dutchess Counties

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 16:49
(New York, N.Y.) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck and Congress Member Sean Patrick Maloney today visited three Superfund sites in Orange and Dutchess Counties to review and assess progress on the cleanup of contamination at these hazardous waste sites. Their first stop was the Shenandoah Road Ground Water Contamination Superfund site in East Fishkill, New York where a system is working to treat contaminated ground water

EPA Provides Funds to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species into Lake George; $50,000 Provided to Purchase Boat Inspection and Washing Stations

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 16:54
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has provided $50,000 to the Lake George Park Commission for the purchase of two boat inspection and washing stations that will reduce the threat of aquatic invasive species being introduced into the Lake George ecosystem. The stations began operating over the 2013 Memorial Day weekend, the start of the annual boating season

EPA Orders Company to Address Contamination at Former Aluminum Production Site in Ravenswood, West Virginia

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 18:43
PHILADELPHIA (June 5, 2013) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Century Aluminum of West Virginia to develop an updated cleanup plan for a former industrial facility in Ravenswood, W.Va., that was used for the storage and disposal of hazardous materials that were byproducts of aluminum production

EPA Announces a Proposed Plan Public Meeting for the Sanford Dry Cleaners Superfund Site

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 04:00
(ATLANTA – June 4, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 Superfund Division will host a Proposed Plan Public Meeting regarding the Sanford Cleaners Superfund Site on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the City Commission Chambers located at 300 N. Park Ave., Sanford, FL 32772. DATE: June 6, 2013 TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM LOCATION: Sanford City Hall – Commission Chambers 300 N Park Ave

EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan to Remove Lead at Raritan Bay Superfund Site in Old Bridge and Sayreville, New Jersey; $79 Million Cleanup Will Remove Lead from Popular Beach and Public Park

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 15:00
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a plan to clean up lead contamination at the Raritan Bay Slag Superfund site in Old Bridge and Sayreville, New Jersey. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck announced the plan today at the site in Old Bridge, New Jersey. She was joined by Congressmember Frank Pallone and Old Bridge Mayor Owen Henry

Public Comments Sought on Proposed Coal Ash Cleanup Settlement with Rotary Drilling Supply in Jefferson County, Mo.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 23:04
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., May 30, 2013) - EPA Region 7 and Rotary Drilling have reached a proposed agreement to address environmental impacts from the unauthorized disposal of approximately 140,000 tons of coal ash from the Rush Island Power Plant owned and operated by Union Electric Company (d/b/a Ameren Missouri). EPA is accepting public comment on the settlement pursuant to the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

EPA Begins Summer Monitoring to Protect Area Beaches, Coastal Waters and New York/New Jersey Harbor

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:41
(New York, N.Y.) With the beginning of the beach season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is beginning its beach and harbor protection program to safeguard beaches and bays in New Jersey and New York and protect the health of the people who enjoy them. This year’s program will include helicopter surveillance for floating debris, water quality sampling and grants to support state beach protection programs

EPA Reaches Agreement with Several Companies to Conduct a Study of a Contaminated Site in the New Jersey Meadowlands Near Hackensack River

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 14:51
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a legal agreement with Apogent Transition Corp., Beazer East, Inc., Cooper Industries, LLC and Occidental Chemical Corporation to conduct a study of the contamination at the Standard Chlorine Chemical Company, Inc. Superfund site in Kearny, New Jersey as part of the cleanup plan for the site

EPA Adds Two Hazardous Waste Sites in the Southeast to Superfund’s National Priorities List, Proposing an Additional Two Sites

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 19:22
(ATLANTA – May. 21, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the addition of two new hazardous waste sites in the southeast that pose risks to human health and the environment to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. EPA is also proposing to add another two sites to the list. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country

EPA Adds the Matlack, Inc. Site in Woolwich Township, New Jersey to the Superfund List

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 19:05
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added the Matlack, Inc. site in Woolwich Township, New Jersey to the Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. The site is a former truck terminal at which operations included truck maintenance and truck, trailer and tanker washing. As a result of past industrial activities, the soil and ground water are contaminated with volatile organic compounds and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

EPA Adds the Riverside Industrial Park in Newark, New Jersey to the Superfund List; Seven Acre Site along the Passaic River Contaminated with PCBs and Volatile Organic Compounds

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 19:05
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added the Riverside Industrial Park in Newark, New Jersey to the Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. After a 2009 spill of oily material from the industrial park into the Passaic River, the EPA discovered that chemicals, including benzene, mercury, chromium and arsenic, were improperly stored at the site

EPA Proposes to Add Wilcox Oil Site in Creek Co., OK, to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 18:40
(Dallas – May 21, 2013) Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it proposes to add the Wilcox Oil Company site in Creek County, Oklahoma, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to people’s health and the environment. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country