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04/17/2014EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Establish Interagency Agreement for Work on West Lake Landfill’s Isolation Barrier
04/16/2014EPA Stops New Jersey Company from Selling Illegal Pesticides; Protects Public from Health Risks
04/08/2014EPA Reaches Agreement with Two Companies Requiring the Cleanup of Asbestos at a School and Head Start Facility in Penuelas, Puerto Rico
03/31/2014Three Companies to Repay EPA for Costs of Cleaning Up Contaminated Site in Clifton, New Jersey; Successful Cleanup of Leaking Drums Protecting Health and Safety of Community
03/25/2014Five Washington companies comply with chemical emergency planning laws
03/21/2014EPA Regional Administrator Brooks Responds to Missouri Attorney General Koster on West Lake Landfill Site
03/18/2014EPA Requires Five New England Companies to Better Manage Hazardous Chemicals to Protect Community
02/18/2014EPA Region 7 Provides Additional $2.5M to Joplin, Mo., to Continue Post-Tornado Residential Yard Remediation Work
02/12/2014U.S. EPA and its Federal Partners Advance Decontamination Techniques/Researchers clean up buildings to practice real world techniques of large-scale decontamination
02/03/2014Nominations for EPA New England’s Annual Environmental Merit Awards - Deadline is Feb. 21, 2014
01/16/2014Camano Island (WA) Chlorine Release Safely Resolved
12/16/2013EPA and FEMA Partner to Strengthen Vermont Communities’ Flood Response and Preparation
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
12/11/2013EPA 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
11/25/2013Supplier for Embalming Chemicals Takes Action to Improve Safety at Facilities under Settlement
11/08/2013New England Leaders Convene to Help Communities Prepare for Climate Change Challenges
09/30/2013EPA Obtains Warrant to Address Over 1000 Drums and Containers at New Jersey Facility; Ongoing Investigation Reveals Presence of Hazardous Materials (Photos Available via Web Link)
09/23/2013EPA to begin cleanup at Parish Chemical site in Vineyard, Utah
08/26/2013Local and Industrial Emergency Planners Recognized for Chemical Emergency Planning Achievements throughout EPA Region 7
07/31/2013STATEMENTS: Senior EPA Officials Pay Tribute to Ira Leighton, who Helped Shape Environmental Protection since 1972
07/30/2013ENBRIDGE BEGINS NEW DREDGING PROJECT ON KALAMAZOO RIVER TO COMPLY WITH EPA ORDER
07/02/2013Groundbreaking for $3.15 Million PCB Cleanup at the Former Lawrence Metals Site in Chelsea, Mass.
06/13/2013United States and Arkansas File Joint Complaint Against ExxonMobil for Pegasus Pipeline Oil Spill in Mayflower, Arkansas
05/21/2013EPA Advises Facility Operators to Minimize Releases during Hazardous Weather Events
05/01/2013Company to Repay the EPA for its Costs to Clean Up Site Contaminated with 70 Tons of Asbestos in Lawrenceville, New Jersey
04/13/2013EPA releases information from ExxonMobil Pipeline Company
04/10/2013EPA To Hold Second Budget Call Due to Earlier Technical Difficulties
04/10/2013EPA’s FY 2014 Budget Proposal Maintains the Strength of Federal, State, and Tribal Core Environmental and Human Health Protections/FY 2014 Request Focuses on Transforming the Way EPA Does Business
04/04/2013ADEQ Posts Air Quality Monitoring From Mayflower Site Online
04/01/2013Oregon fuel companies fined for federal oil spill prevention and response violations
03/28/2013Company to Purchase Emergency Response Equipment for Fairfield Conn. under EPA Settlement
03/14/2013EPA Orders Enbridge to Perform Additional Dredging to Remove Oil from Kalamazoo River
03/14/2013EPA, BLM provide guidance to recreationists for ongoing fuel sheen from West Creek Tanker Spill
03/14/2013Bank of America to Reimburse EPA for Emergency Response Costs at Rehrig-United International Site in Chesterfield Co.
01/24/2013EPA Details Results of $100M Federal Effort to Clean up Navajo Uranium Contamination
01/10/2013EPA Officials Address Community Concerns Surrounding the Reef Environmental Site in Sylacauga, AL
01/10/2013EPA Continues Cleanup of Mercury Contamination in Ciales, Puerto Rico; Agency Warns Against Handling Toxic Metal
12/27/2012STATEMENT BY EPA ADMINISTRATOR LISA P. JACKSON ANNOUNCING HER LEAVING CABINET AFTER STATE OF UNION
12/03/2012EPA Will Remove 1,100 Tons of Perchlorate-Contaminated Soil in Barstow, Calif.
11/30/2012Settlement Repays Cleanup Costs for Whitman Cistern Site in Whitman, Mass.
11/26/2012Meriden Conn. Company Will Provide Emergency Response Equipment to settle Environmental Concerns
11/19/2012EPA, State and County Promote Household Hazardous Waste Pickup in Nassau County
11/07/2012U.S. EPA, DoD Northern Command Providing Hazardous Material Response Equipment to Border Towns
11/06/2012MEDIA ADVISORY: US EPA and Northern Command to Provide Emergency Response Equipment to Nogales, Agua Prieta
11/03/2012EPA Approves Additional Fuel Waivers for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York
10/31/2012EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver for New Jersey
10/31/2012EPA Approves Temporary Fuel Waivers to Assist States Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
10/25/2012Work Begins to Remove Contamination at Newtown, Conn. Site
10/15/2012Fire Extinguished at Hillcrest Industries Work Will Continue to Ensure Piles Do Not Reignite
10/04/2012EPA Region 7 Provides $2.4M to Joplin, Mo., to Sample and Remediate Contaminated Soils Disturbed by May 2011 Tornado
10/03/2012EPA Region 7, Joplin City Officials Schedule Oct. 4 News Conference on Funding to Assist with Tornado Recovery
09/26/2012EPA's Response to Hillcrest Industries Fire
09/18/2012EPA begins three Navajo uranium mine cleanups in September
09/13/2012EPA Takes Action to Stop Spread of Asbestos at Liberty Plant Maintenance Site in Lockport, N.Y.
09/12/2012Superfund Job Training Program Provides Opportunities for Syracuse Residents at Hazardous Waste Cleanups; Many Graduates to Work on Cleanup of Onondaga Lake
09/05/2012In Support of Affected States, EPA Approves Temporary Fuel Waiver for 8 States Impacted by Hurricane Isaac
08/29/2012EPA Approves Emergency Fuel Waiver for Louisiana
07/25/2012Talisman Energy to pay $62,000 penalty for violations at 52 natural gas facilities in Pa.
07/09/2012EPA Chief Hosts Mexico and Canada Leaders at Commission for Environmental Cooperation Meeting
07/09/2012EPA Region 7 Tribal Program Awards Grants to Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska for Response Program, Environmental Capacity Building
07/09/2012EPA Region 7 Tribal Program Awards Grants to Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas for Water Quality, Response Program and General Assistance
06/21/2012Kalamazoo River and Morrow Lake to Open
06/12/2012EPA to Co-Host Black Leaf Chemical Public Meeting
05/29/2012Swiss Valley Farms Cooperative in Luana, Iowa, to Pay $33,880 Penalty for Community Right-to-Know Violations
05/29/2012Mid-America Pipeline Company LLC, Enterprise Products Operating LLC to Pay $1M for Spills in Iowa, Kan., Neb.
05/18/2012Soil Cleanup to Begin at Smalley-Piper Superfund Site in Collierville, TN
05/07/2012Idaho Frozen Food company pays EPA penalty for chemical reporting violations
04/26/2012EPA and Mass. DEP Host Public Meeting on Walton and Lonsbury Site in Attleboro
04/26/2012EPA Removal Work Begins at Danvers, Mass. Site
04/06/2012Statement on Passing of Peter Lord, Environmental Reporter for Providence Journal
04/03/2012Cosmoflex, Inc., to Pay $80,000 Civil Penalty for Community Right-to-Know Violations at Hannibal, Mo., Manufacturing Plant
03/27/2012EPA Region 7 Issues Notice of Violation to Grain Processing Corporation, Inc., of Muscatine, Iowa, for Clean Air Act Issues
03/27/2012National Cooperative Refinery Association to Pay $700,000 in Penalties for Violations at Kansas Refinery and Storage Facility
03/19/2012EPA Continues Cleanup of Mercury Spill at Putnam Middle School in Irondale,
03/14/2012EPA and MassDEP Joint Statement on Fire Response in Boston’s Back Bay
03/06/2012Refinery in Coffeyville, Kan., to Pay Almost $1M Civil Penalty for Environmental Violations Related to Air Emissions
02/28/2012EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Testimony Before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Energy and Power, Environment and the Economy
02/22/2012EPA to Hold Public Meeting Regarding Holcomb Creosote Site, Yadkinville, NC
02/22/2012Drums from the Lehigh Valley Railroad Derailment Superfund Site in Le Roy, New York To Be Removed by Friday
02/21/2012Seeing no levels of concern, EPA curtails emergency air monitoring at BP refinery fire site near Bellingham, Washington
02/13/2012EPA’s FY 2013 Budget Proposal Focuses on Core Environmental and Human Health Protections / EPA budget supports President Obama’s vision of an America that is built to last
02/02/2012Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC to Pay $10,150 for Risk Management Plan Violations at Council Bluffs Ethanol Plant
01/31/2012South San Francisco Food Processing Factory Will Pay Nearly $700,000 in Penalties,
Spend $6 Million to Update Refrigeration System Safety
01/18/2012EPA, New Jersey DEP and Local School Districts Protect Students from Lead in School Drinking Water
12/16/2011EPA Issues Cooperative Agreement to Joplin, Mo.; $500,000 in Funding to Address Lead Exposures Caused by May 22 Tornado
12/15/2011EPA Region 7 Completes 10,000th Residential Yard Cleanup of Lead-Contaminated Soils at Omaha Lead Site in Omaha, Neb.
12/14/2011EPA Region 7 to Host News Conference Dec. 15 to Discuss Milestone in Cleanup of Residential Yards in Omaha, Neb.
11/17/2011November 2011 SPCC Compliance Deadline Extended to May 2013 for Agricultural Facilities; EPA Providing Compliance Assistance to Farms for SPCC Rule
11/16/2011Ag Processing Inc to Pay $96,588 Penalty for Failure to Develop Facility Response Plan for Operations in Mason City, Iowa
11/16/2011We Can’t Wait: Obama Administration Proposes Historic Fuel Economy Standards to Reduce Dependence on Oil, Save Consumers Money at the Pump/ Next phase in national program for light-duty vehicles will save consumers thousands of dollars at the pump while saving billions of barrels of oil, curbing pollution, enabling long-term planning for automakers
11/09/2011PM Resources, Inc., of Bridgeton, Mo., to Pay $44,623 Civil Penalty for Community Right-to-Know Violations
11/01/2011EPA Encourages City of Joplin, Mo., to Apply for Cooperative Agreement to Respond to Lead Exposure Caused by Tornado
10/25/2011Tetra Micronutrients to Pay $70,000 Penalty for Risk Management Program Violations at Fairbury, Neb., Facility
10/21/2011EPA Emergency Crews Successful in Snuffing Tire Fire (South Dakota)
10/20/2011EPA and Municipality of Guaynabo Removing 1,500 Toxic Drums and Containers from Abandoned Warehouse
10/18/2011Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., to Pay $300,000 Civil Penalty for Clean Air Act Violations at St. Joseph, Mo., Facility
10/14/2011EPA Study of Toxic Air Pollution near Elizabeth, NJ Middle School Finds Air Pollutants Below Levels of Concern
10/13/2011Pittsburgh to host emergency preparedness conference

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