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EPA Selects Environmental Achievement Award Winners -- Delaware Facility Among Awardees

Release Date: 09/25/2008
Contact Information: Terri White white.terri-a@epa.gov (215) 814-5523

PHILADELPHIA (September 25, 2008) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s mid-Atlantic region today announced winners of its first environmental achievement awards, including the Kent County Wastewater Treatment Facility in Milford, Del.

“Environmental protection is a team effort and these awards highlight some of the remarkable work being done by our partners throughout the region,” said EPA Regional Administrator Donald S. Welsh during a ceremony at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

The Mid-Atlantic Environmental Achievement Awards recognize groups, agencies, individuals and businesses making extraordinary contributions to improving the environment in the mid-Atlantic region, which includes Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. The winning entries were selected from among more than 100 nominations.

The Kent County Wastewater Treatment Facility was recognized for demonstrating continued environmental improvements as an EPA Performance Track member and through its Environmental Management System.

The awards were presented in three categories: non-profit or volunteer organization; business and industry; and state, local or other federal government agency. Selections were based on the following criteria:

Significant sustained, measurable and replicable environmental results for a clearly defined environmental issue in the region.
Innovative ideas, approaches, techniques and/or technologies.
Demonstrated leadership and outreach to others.

For a full list winners and more information on the awards, visit: http://www.epa.gov/region03/2008EnvironmentalAwards/ .
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