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10/24/2014EPA Finalizes List of Polluted Water Bodies in New Jersey; PCBs, Arsenic, and Phosphorus are Most Common Pollutants
10/23/2014U.S. ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH CINCINNATI LANDLORD – 224 HOUSING UNITS TO BECOME LEAD SAFE
10/23/2014EPA Proposes to Remove 72 Chemicals from Approved Pesticide Inert Ingredient List
10/22/2014EPA acts to protect children from lead-based paint hazards in eight Northern Calif. communities
10/21/2014EPA Launches a Voluntary Star-Rating Program to Reduce Pesticide Drift and Protect People,
Wildlife and the Environment /More stars equals greater potential for reducing spray drift
10/20/2014Parents, Teachers and Press Urged to Spread Message of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 19-25
10/17/2014EPA Provides Puerto Rico $26.8 Million for Water Infrastructure Projects
10/17/2014EPA Provides New York State $197 Million for Water Infrastructure Projects
10/17/2014EPA Provides New Jersey $74 Million for Water Infrastructure Projects
10/16/2014EPA Finds Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments of Little or No Benefit to U.S. Soybean Production
10/16/2014EPA Announces Proposed Settlement with Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation for Cleanup of Saratoga Springs, NY Superfund Site; Value of Cleanup Work Estimated at $6.5 Million
10/15/2014EPA Encourages Newburgh Families to Have Soil Checked for Lead
10/15/2014EPA Announces Final Decision to Register Enlist Duo, Herbicide Containing 2, 4-D and Glyphosate/Risk assessment ensures protection of human health, including infants, children
10/10/2014EPA Encourages Newburgh Families to Have Soil Checked for Lead
10/09/2014EPA Reaches Legal Agreement to Improve Operations at Moca’s Landfill; Agreement also Expands Recycling Program and Establishes a Municipal Composting Program
10/09/2014Water Quality Improves in Long Island Sound; Nitrogen Pollution is Declining
10/07/2014EPA Settlement with Altadis U.S.A. Inc. Ensures Compliance with Toxic Chemical Reporting Safeguards at McAdoo, Pa., Tobacco Plant
10/07/2014EPA Finalizes Changes to Cleanup Plan to Address VOCs at the Olean Well Field Superfund Site on the Alleghany River in Cattaraugus County in New York
10/07/2014EPA Increases Access to Chemical Information/Agency seeks input on improvements
10/07/2014EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Cidra, Puerto Rico Superfund Site; Volatile Organic Compounds Contaminated Drinking Water
10/06/2014Two Tampa Corporations and Four Tampa Residents Plead Guilty to Scheme to Unlawfully Sell an Unregistered Pesticide and Obstruct Justice
10/03/2014EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Lower Ley Creek Portion of Onondaga Lake Superfund Site; $17 to $25 Million to be Spent to Address PCBs
10/02/2014EPA issues civil complaint to Pacific Air Research, Inc. for pesticide application violations
10/01/2014Protecting Children in the Heartland: EPA Region 7, Partners and Public Observe Children’s Health Month throughout October
10/01/2014EPA Provides $340 Million to New York to Make Sewage Treatment Plants and Drinking Water Systems Damaged by Sandy More Resilient
10/01/2014EPA Provides $229 Million to New Jersey to Make Sewage Treatment Plants and Drinking Water Systems Damaged by Sandy More Resilient
10/01/2014EPA Announces Agreement with GE to Further Investigate Upper Hudson River Floodplain; Comprehensive Study to Cost About $20.5 Million
10/01/2014EPA Proposes to Remove Newburgh, NY Site from Superfund List; $45 Million Spent to Address Bankrupt Metal Processing Site on the Hudson River
10/01/2014EPA Proposes Removal of PCBs in South Plainfield Water Body; Public Meeting to be Held Oct. 21 in South Plainfield, NJ
09/30/2014EPA Finalizes $11 Million Plan to Clean Up Soil and Groundwater at Toxic Site in Glen Cove, New York
09/26/2014St. Lawrence County Cheese Manufacturer to Upgrade its Operations in Agreement with the EPA; New Manufacturing Equipment Will Reduce the Amount of Nitrates and Nitric Acid Entering the Oswegatchie River
09/25/2014U.S. EPA proposes to eliminate mercury pollution from dentist offices nationwide
09/25/2014EPA Requires Nevada Gold Mining Company to Correct Reporting Violations
09/24/2014U.S. EPA and San Francisco Department of the Environment honor five custodial cleaning companies recognized as Green Businesses today
09/24/2014EPA Finalizes Plan to Address Contaminated Soil at Maywood Chemical Company Superfund Site in NJ
09/22/2014EPA Announces Cleanup Plan for Radiation Technology Superfund Site in Rockaway Township, New Jersey; Congressmember Rodney Frelinghuysen and EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck Tour Six Superfund Sites in Morris, Essex and Sussex Counties
09/18/2014U.S. EPA requires cleanup, fines Sims Metal Management for polluting San Francisco Bay
09/17/2014Augusta Man Sentenced for Repackaging Pesticide and Making a False Statement to Federal Agents
09/16/2014EPA Awards Mississippi Conference of Black Mayors a 2014 Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement
09/16/2014EPA Awards Greensboro Housing Coalition a 2014 Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement
09/16/2014EPA Adds Pierson’s Creek Site in Newark, NJ to the Federal Superfund List Due to High Levels of Mercury
09/16/2014$120,000 EPA Grant Will Help Puerto Rico Community Group to Reduce Air Pollution
09/12/2014EPA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Cleanup Plan for Housatonic River “Rest of River” to October 27, 2014
09/12/2014EPA Registers New Nematicide Alternative to Restricted-Use Soil Fumigants, Including Methyl Bromide
09/10/2014EPA Stop Sale Order Protects Philadelphia Residents from Buying Misbranded Pesticides
09/08/2014EPA Seeks Feedback from the Public on Proposed Label Options for Safer Products
09/08/2014Partnership Releases New Blueprint to Protect and Restore Long Island Sound; Public Meetings Planned September 16 and 17 in New York and Connecticut
09/04/2014Owners of Buffalo-Area Gas Stations Ordered to Pay $290,000 in Penalties
09/04/2014EPA to Hold Free Citizen Science Conferences in San Juan, Puerto Rico; September 11 and 12 Workshops to be Held at the University of Puerto Rico’s Piedras Campus
09/03/2014EPA settles with Washington Crab Producers, Inc., for “Community- Right-to-Know” violations at Westport, WA Processing Facility
08/29/2014Settlements with Pair of Related Norfolk, Neb., Pesticide Companies to Improve Pesticide Safety and Reliability
08/28/2014EPA Releases Three Final Chemical Risk Assessments / Agency identifies health concern from chemical used in paint strippers
08/27/2014US Settles With DuPont to Resolve Clean Air Act Violations and Protect Communities and Kanawha River Near West Virginia Facility
08/15/2014New Jersey Organizations Use EPA Grants to Monitor Water Pollution in their Communities; EPA Launches Equipment Loan Program to Help Community Organizations Collect Environmental Data
08/15/2014New York Organizations Use EPA Grants to Monitor Water Pollution in their Communities; EPA Launches Equipment Loan Program to Help Community Organizations Collect Environmental Data
08/15/2014EPA Provides $331,000 Loan to Remove 100 Tons of Contaminated Soil in Rochester, New York
08/13/2014EPA Settlement Resolves Issues with FMC Corporation of Philadelphia, Pa., for Improper Advertising of Pesticide
08/07/2014EPA and Yonkers Paint Company Settle Hazardous Waste Suit; Agreement Addresses Storage of Unlabeled and Corroded Hazardous Waste Containers
08/06/2014EPA Finalizes Plan to Address Closed Landfills in Cinnaminson and Delran, New Jersey
07/22/2014EPA Air Pollution Settlement with DuPont Chemical Facility in Tonawanda, NY; Approved by Federal Court
07/17/2014EPA Introduces New Graphic to Help Consumers Make Informed Choices about Insect Repellents
07/17/2014EPA Provides Grant to NYC Parks to Boost Citizen Science in City Parks along the Bronx and Harlem Rivers
07/17/2014EPA Provides Grant to Reduce Water Pollution Along the Cano Martin Pena in San Juan, Puerto Rico
07/15/2014EPA Proposes PCB Cleanup Plan for Lower Ley Creek Portion of Onondaga Lake Superfund Site Located in Town of Salina, New York; Public Meeting to Be Held on July 29 in the Town of Salina Town Hall
07/15/2014Zep Inc. Pays $905,000 for Alleged Violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
07/14/2014Second Phase of Cleanup Work to Begin at Mercury Refining Superfund Site On Colonie/Guilderland Border; Total Cleanup Cost Estimated at $9.3 Million
07/10/2014EPA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Cleanup Plan for Housatonic River “Rest of River” - Public Hearing to be Held on Tuesday, Sept. 23
07/09/2014EPA Settlement with Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico Auto Crushing Company; Addresses Hazardous Waste and Used Oil
07/07/2014EPA Takes Action To Bring Suffolk County Company into Compliance with Pesticides Regulations; Fines Company for Selling Unregistered Cleaning and Surface Disinfectant Products
07/01/2014EPA Finalizes $45 Million* Plan to Address Pollution in Three Areas of Ringwood Mines Superfund Site in Ringwood, New Jersey
06/27/2014EPA Proposes Cleanup Plan for Toxic Site in Newfield, New Jersey; Heavy metals and hexavalent chromium to be Addressed
06/25/2014EPA Releases Final Risk Assessment on Trichloroethylene (TCE)/ Agency begins process to address potential human health risks
06/24/2014Lakeville, Mass. Refrigerated Warehouses Improve Public Safety Practices under EPA Settlement
06/23/2014EPA and New York State Announce Ban on Dumping Sewage from Boats into Lake Erie
06/20/2014EPA Selects the University of California, Los Angeles to Help Find New Uses for Toxics Data
06/17/2014Tennessee State University Selected to Help Find New Uses for Toxics Data
06/17/2014University of South Carolina Selected to Help Find New Uses for Toxics Data
06/12/2014McGregor Company’s Nezperce, ID, Facility Nets EPA Penalty for Pesticide Violations
06/12/2014Wilco-Winfield, LLC, Oregon pesticide re-packager, settles with EPA for pesticide violations at its Mt. Angel facility
06/12/2014EPA Identifies Safer Substitutes for Toxic Flame Retardants/Identified chemicals are persistent, accumulate in the environment and have reproductive, developmental, and neurological toxicity
06/12/2014EPA Settlement with the City of Buffalo Protects Residents from Hazardous Waste and Materials; Buffalo to Host Nine Hazardous Waste Collection and Recycling Events throughout the City in 2014
06/05/2014EPA Seeks Public Input on Proposed Cleanup Plan for the Housatonic River “Rest of River” Project
06/05/2014EPA Seeks Public Input on Proposed Cleanup Plan for the Housatonic River “Rest of River” Project
06/04/2014Emerald Kalama Chemical Resolves Clean Air Violations, Repair Lapses
06/04/2014EPA settlement with Destination Maui will fund blood lead testing for 350 children
06/02/2014EPA Inspection Reveals Violations of Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule for Sedalia, Mo., Renovation Company
05/30/2014EPA and Reckitt Benckiser Inc. Reach Agreement to Cancel Certain Rodenticide Products
05/30/2014EPA Reaches Legal Settlement with Operators of Arecibo Landfill to Reduce Waste and Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Agreement Creates Recycling Program in Arecibo
05/28/2014EPA Provides $388,000 to Assess Contaminated Properties in the Cano Martin Pena Communities in San Juan, Puerto Rico
05/28/2014EPA Provides $2 Million to Clean Up and Revitalize Contaminated Properties Across New Jersey; Projects in Camden, Union County, Mercer County and Newark
05/27/2014EPA Moves to Improve Emergency Planning at Facilities in NJ and NY; Inspections Focus on Information on Chemical Hazards Needed by First Responders during Emergency Responses
05/27/2014EPA Settlement with Rochester Area Home Builder Protects Area Waterways; Developer Agrees to Construct Project to Reduce Polluted Stormwater Discharges
05/27/2014EPA Reducing Air Pollution from Old Diesel Engines; Grant Provides $246,931 to Protect People from Harmful Air Pollution
05/27/2014EPA Reducing Air Pollution from Old Diesel Engines; Grants Provide $1.1 Million to Protect People from Harmful Air Pollution
05/14/2014EPA Extends Comment Period for Proposed New Safety Measures to Protect Farm Workers from Pesticide Exposure
05/13/2014EPA Reaches Agreement with CEMEX to Protect Water Quality in Puerto Rico; Company Agrees to Comply with Clean Water Act and Preserve More than 400 Acres of land in Puerto Rico’s North Karst Region
05/09/2014Companies Agree to Pay for Cleanup of Contaminated Ground Water at Evor Phillips Leasing Company Superfund Site in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey
05/09/2014EPA Seeking Public Comment on Enhancing Transparency for Chemicals and Mixtures Used in Hydraulic Fracturing
05/08/2014EPA requires Syngenta to label pesticides accurately
05/08/2014EPA Adds Unimatic Manufacturing Corporation site in Fairfield, NJ to the Federal Superfund List; PCBs Contaminated Site

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