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2013 News Releases


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12/31/2013EPA Extends Public Comment Period to February 5 for Plan to Address Pollution at Ringwood Mines Superfund Site in Ringwood, New Jersey
12/26/2013EPA Seeks Nominations for Prestigious Annual Environmental Quality Awards; Awards Recognize Efforts in Communities to Protect Public Health and the Environment
12/23/2013EPA Completes Work at Newark, New Jersey Housing Project to Protect the Community from High Levels of Lead in Soil; 650 Tons of Lead-contaminated Soil Removed in $1.4 Million Cleanup to Protect Children from Lead Exposure
12/20/2013Florida Pesticide Producer to Pay $1.7 Million Penalty for Selling Misbranded Pesticides
12/19/2013Energy Company to Pay $3.2 Million Penalty to Resolve Clean Water Violations in West Virginia / Chesapeake Appalachia LLC to spend estimated $6.5 million to restore areas damaged by natural gas extraction activities
12/19/2013EPA Rule Provides a Clear Pathway for Using Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies
12/19/2013West Haven, Conn. fined for Illegal Sewage Discharges; Will Take Action to Significantly Reduce Sewage Discharges to New Haven Harbor and Long Island Sound
12/19/2013EPA West Coast Collaborative announces more than $2 million in grants to reduce harmful diesel emissions in western states and Pacific Island territories
12/19/2013Chicopee Company Pays Fine and Ships over 40,000 lbs of Hazardous Waste, Protecting Human Health and the Environment
12/19/2013EPA West Coast Collaborative announces more than $2 million in grants to reduce harmful diesel emissions in western states and Pacific Island territories
12/19/2013Following Fatal Blast, Metal Recycler Required to Invest in Modern Technology and Company-Wide Protections to Prevent Future Accidental Chemical Releases
12/19/2013EPA Settles Cases Against Two Eastern Sandusky County Companies for Chemical Reporting Violations
12/19/2013EPA Settlement Yields Improved Ability for Nantucket Company to Respond to Oil Spills
12/19/2013U.S. EPA fines agricultural products companies $74,880 for pesticide violations in Calif. and Ariz.
12/19/2013Following Fatal Blast, Metal Recycler Required to Invest in Modern Technology and Company-Wide Protections to Prevent Future Accidental Chemical Releases
12/19/2013NOAA, EPA seek public comment on proposal to disapprove Oregon’s Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Program
12/18/2013Increased Eelgrass in Long Island Sound is Good News for Fish and Wildlife
12/18/2013Darigold failed to report chlorine gas release in Portland to authorities in timely manner
12/18/2013Par Mar Oil Co. Settles Underground Storage Tank Violations at two Huntington, W.Va. Facilities
12/18/2013EPA Adds Three Indiana Sites to Superfund Cleanup List
12/17/2013Oregon Companies Settle with EPA for Illegal Disposal of Millions of Pounds of Reactive Hazardous Waste
12/17/2013Cupertino honored as national food waste reduction innovation leader
12/17/2013EPA Releases Chemical Screening Data on 1,800 Chemicals/Agency improves access to chemical data and announces ToxCast Data Challenges
12/16/2013EPA and FEMA Partner to Strengthen Vermont Communities’ Flood Response and Preparation
12/13/2013EPA Announces a Public Meeting and Public Comment Period for the Proposed Listing of the Walker Machine Products Site in Collierville, TN to the National Priorities List (NPL)
EPA Seeks Applications for Environmental Justice Projects
12/12/2013EPA Provides Updated Guidance to Schools on PCB-containing Lighting Fixtures
12/12/2013Fuel Economy of New Vehicles Sets Record High /
Fuel Economy Gains to Continue Under President Obama’s Clean Car Programs
12/12/2013EPA Takes Action to Protect Farm Workers in Puerto Rico; Bayer CropScience to Initiate Measures to Protect Workers and Pay $53,000 Penalty
12/11/2013EPA Announces Dec. 17 Public Availability Session in York, Neb., to Discuss Groundwater Contamination Issues
12/11/2013EPA Proposes Pair of Groundwater Contamination Sites in York, Neb., for Addition to Superfund’s National Priorities List
12/11/2013Urban Waters Federal Partnership Launches Projects
in the Middle Rio Grande
12/11/2013EPA Holds Bi- Monthly IRIS Public Meeting
12/11/2013EPA Proposes to Add Union County Refinery Site
to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites; Nine hazardous waste sites added, eight proposed nationally
12/11/2013EPA Adds Wilcox Oil Site in Creek Co., OK, to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites; Nine hazardous waste sites added, eight proposed nationally
12/11/2013EPA Adds Cibola County, NM, Mine to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites; Nine hazardous waste sites added, eight proposed nationally
12/11/2013EPA Program Seeks to Improve Air Quality in Port Communities / $4 Million Grant Program to Clean Older Diesel Engines at Ports
12/11/2013EPA adds Two and Proposes One Site in the Southeast to Superfund’s National Priorities List
12/11/2013EPA Honors Texas Company for Designing Greener Chemicals
12/11/2013NH Hazardous Waste Site Added to Superfund’s National Priorities List; Windham, Maine Site Proposed
12/11/2013EPA Honors Winners of the 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
12/11/2013EPA Proposes to Add the Troy Chemical Corporation Site in Newark, NJ to the Superfund List; Mercury and other Toxics Contaminate Pierson’s Creek and Newark Bay
12/11/2013EPA Proposes to Add the Unimatic Manufacturing Corporation site in Fairfield, NJ to the Superfund List; Soil, Water and Building Contaminated with PCBs
12/11/2013EPA Proposes to Add Radioactive Site in Ridgewood, Queens to the Federal Superfund List; Defunct Company Dumped Radioactive Waste into Sewer System and on the Land
12/11/2013EPA Adds Nine Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List / Agency also proposes to add an additional eight sites
12/11/2013EPA Seeks Environmental Education Grant Applications
12/10/2013Phoenix Building Supply Non-Profit Wins U.S. EPA Annual Award
12/10/2013EPA, USDA and ARC Announce Four Winners of 2013 “Livable Communities” Competition
12/10/2013Urban Waters Middle Rio Grande Kick-Off Activities
12/10/2013Trailnet, EPA Launch Neighborhood Greenways St. Louis
12/10/2013EPA Provides Over $345,000 to Protect Wetlands in New York; Citizen Science to be Used in the Adirondacks to Collect Environmental Data
12/10/2013EPA Provides Funding to Protect Wetlands in New Jersey; Nearly $430,000 Awarded for Wetlands Assessments and to Address New Jersey’s Changing Climate
12/10/2013U.S. EPA Announces 2013 Environmental Champions
12/09/2013LISS Announces Publication of New Science Book Synthesizing Decades of Long Island Sound Research
12/09/2013Applications Open for Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators
12/06/2013Trailnet, EPA Launch St. Louis Environmental Justice Project
12/06/2013EPA to Hold Public Meeting to Provide Update in North Birmingham
12/05/2013Seattle marine engine dealer agrees to pay penalty, change engines in federal clean air case
12/05/2013EPA Releases Updated Sustainability Plan
12/05/2013EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to Travel to China to Discuss US-China Clean Air and Climate Cooperation
12/05/2013Settlement Helps Repay Cleanup Costs for Durham Meadows Superfund Site in Durham, Conn.
12/03/2013EPA completes cleanup of mine waste in Superior, Montana
12/03/2013Twin Falls fish farm settles with EPA for water pollution violations
12/03/2013EPA and DOE Release Annual Fuel Economy Guide with 2014 Models
12/03/2013USDA, EPA Partnership Supports Water Quality Trading To Benefit Environment, Economy
12/02/2013EPA Approves Redesignation of Charlotte Area to Attainment for Ozone
12/02/2013EPA Approves Redesignation of Atlanta Area to Attainment for Ozone
11/29/2013EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to Discuss US-China Clean Air and Climate Cooperation
11/27/2013EPA Encourages the Public to Comment on Proposed Cleanup Plan for Cidra, Puerto Rico Superfund Site; Proposed Plan Will Address Contaminated Soil and Ground Water; Dec. 4 Public Meeting Announced
11/26/2013EPA and Vermont Announce Public Meetings to Discuss Lake Champlain Cleanup Efforts
11/26/2013$2.5 Million Plant to Treat Contaminated Ground Water at the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund Site in Nassau, New York Nears Completion; EPA Announces Agreements with Companies to Conduct Studies of Contamination at the Site; Total Actions Expected to Cost at Least $4.5 Million
11/25/2013Supplier for Embalming Chemicals Takes Action to Improve Safety at Facilities under Settlement
11/25/2013EPA Finalizes Approval of Public Participation Rules in Texas’ Clean-Air Plan
11/25/2013EPA Appoints New Scientific Integrity Official
11/25/2013EPA Finalizes Remediation Plan for Scovill Industrial Landfill Superfund Site in Waterbury, Conn.
11/21/2013U.S. EPA honors graduates of environmental job training program at ceremony
11/20/2013EPA Awards Four Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Reduce Health Risks from Eating Great Lakes Fish
11/20/2013EPA Study: Mercury Levels in Women of Childbearing Age Drop 34 Percent / Data suggest women making more informed seafood choices
11/20/2013EPA awards $174 million to improve drinking water systems, reduce water pollution across Calif.
11/20/2013Puerto Rico Land Authority Agrees to Stop Clearing Wetlands in Guanica, Puerto Rico; Will Mitigate Damage Done
11/20/2013EPA Proposes New Guidelines for Greener Federal Purchases
11/20/2013EPA Fines Fisher Sand and Gravel $150,000 for dust violations
11/20/2013EPA Offers Funding to Reduce Pollution from Diesel Engines
11/20/2013Four New England Students win EPA Research Fellowship Awards
11/20/2013EPA Awards $556,650 to Help Massachusetts Marine Vessels Reduce Diesel Emissions
11/19/2013EPA Recognizes 26 Mid-Atlantic Colleges
for Food Donation and Waste Diversion Efforts
11/19/2013Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to close contaminated wells, protect groundwater in EPA agreement
11/19/2013Little Rock Sees Sustainable Growth from Investments by Federal Partnership
11/19/2013Cabot Corporation Agrees to Spend Over $84 Million to Control Harmful Air Pollution at Texas, Louisiana Facilities
11/19/2013EPA Funds Project to Promote Environmental Sustainability at New York City Restaurants
11/19/2013EPA Funds Project to Prevent Pollution from Car Repair Businesses in the South Bronx; EPA Provides $149,000 to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
11/19/2013EPA to Fund Projects that Help Businesses in New Jersey Prevent Pollution; More Than $335,000 in EPA Grants Going to Small and Medium-sized Companies
11/18/2013EPA Recognizes Sharon, Mass. for Water Conservation Efforts
11/18/2013EPA awards over $30 million to the Pacific Territories for environmental protection
11/18/2013EPA Provides Grant to Improve Water Quality in Vieques, Puerto Rico
11/15/2013EPA Recognizes Shop-Rite of Roxborough as #1 Grocer with Food Recovery Challenge Award on America Recycles Day
11/15/2013EPA Proposes 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards / Proposal Seeks Input to Address “E10 Blend Wall,” Reaffirms Commitment to Biofuels
11/15/2013TOMORROW: EPA, HUD, DOT and Little Rock Officials to Announce Local Sustainable Community Investments
11/15/2013EPA Announces Grant to Science and Arts Center to
Teach Students about Science and Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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