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04/17/2014With its new Lead Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program, Delaware Makes Significant Commitment to Children’s Health
04/17/2014EPA Proposes Plan to Clean Up Toxic Site in Glen Cove, New York; New Phase in Multi-Million Dollar Cleanup to be Launched
04/16/2014EPA Stops New Jersey Company from Selling Illegal Pesticides; Protects Public from Health Risks
04/15/2014Settlements Ensure that New England Painting Companies Protect Children from Lead Paint Hazards
04/11/2014EPA Proposes Plan to Remove Toxic Sediment from the Passaic River; Largest Cleanup in EPA History Will Protect People’s Health and Create Jobs
04/10/2014EPA Enforcement Settlement Addresses Pesticide Violations by Chemical Universe, Inc., of North Kansas City, Mo.
04/08/2014EPA Reaches Agreement with Two Companies Requiring the Cleanup of Asbestos at a School and Head Start Facility in Penuelas, Puerto Rico
04/07/2014EPA Begins Effort to Reduce Children’s Exposure to Lead Paint in New Haven, Conn. Area
04/03/2014National Settlement Yields Hundreds of Millions for Superfund Sites in New Jersey and New York; Parties Reach Agreement for More than $4 Billion to Pay for Environmental Cleanups, with More than $440 Million Going to Two EPA Sites in NJ and One in NY
03/31/2014EPA Takes Action to Protect Public from an Illegal Nano Silver Pesticide in Food Containers; Cites NJ Company for Selling Food Containers with an Unregistered Pesticide Warns Large Retailers Not to Sell These Products
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
03/27/2014EPA Grants Available to Improve the Environment and Public Health in New England Communities
03/24/2014Buffalo Receives $500,000 EPA Great Lakes Grant For Green Infrastructure to Improve Water Quality in Lake Erie
03/20/2014EPA Settlement Helps Protect Homeowners from Lead Paint Exposure During Renovations
03/20/2014EPA Proposes Plan to Remove Contaminated Buildings at Radiation Technology, Inc. Superfund Site in Rockaway Township, New Jersey; Encourages the Public to Comment
03/18/2014EPA Requires Five New England Companies to Better Manage Hazardous Chemicals to Protect Community
03/18/2014EPA Calls for 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Nominations / New green chemistry technologies promote new products and markets
03/14/2014EPA, Sergeant’s Pet Care and Wellmark International Reach Agreement to Cancel Potentially Harmful Insecticide Products
03/12/2014EPA Files Complaint Against Zep, Inc. in Atlanta, GA for Alleged Violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
03/12/2014EPA Awards More than $500,000 to Schools to Help Reduce Children’s Exposure to Pesticides / Integrated pest management practices are shown to reduce pesticide use
03/12/2014Town of Newburgh, New York Providing Clean Drinking Water to Area Residents Under Agreement with EPA; Additional Environmental Projects Protecting Water Quality
03/11/2014EPA Extends Comment Period for Draft Clean Harbors Permit; Public Hearing on Wed., April 16
02/26/2014EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for the LCP Chemicals, Inc. Superfund Site in Linden, New Jersey; $36.5 Million Cleanup at Old Chlorine Plant will Protect Community from Mercury and Other Contaminants
02/20/2014EPA Proposes New Safety Measures to Protect Farm Workers from Pesticide Exposure
02/20/2014EPA Grant Will Help Univ. of Vermont Research on Reducing Pesticide Risks for Bees
02/18/2014EPA Region 7 Provides Additional $2.5M to Joplin, Mo., to Continue Post-Tornado Residential Yard Remediation Work
02/18/2014Two Contractors Fined and Will Take Action to Protect Children from Lead Paint Hazards under Settlement
02/10/2014EPA Analysis Shows Decrease in 2012 Toxic Chemical Releases in Connecticut
02/10/2014EPA Analysis Shows Decrease in 2012 Toxic Chemical Releases in New Hampshire
02/10/2014EPA Analysis Shows Decrease in 2012 Toxic Chemical Releases in Massachusetts
02/10/2014EPA Analysis Shows Decrease in 2012 Toxic Chemical Releases in Rhode Island
02/10/2014EPA Analysis Shows Decrease in 2012 Toxic Chemical Releases in Vermont
02/10/2014EPA Analysis Shows Increase in 2012 Toxic Chemical Releases in Maine
02/06/2014Publicly Available Tool Reports On Different Types of Pollution
02/04/2014EPA Issues 2012 Toxic Release Inventory Data for Pacific Southwest Region
02/04/2014EPA's 2012 Toxics Release Inventory Shows Air Pollutants Continue to Decline
02/04/2014Media Advisory: EPA Training on Toxics Release Inventory Database for the Media
02/03/2014Nominations for EPA New England’s Annual Environmental Merit Awards - Deadline is Feb. 21, 2014
01/30/2014EPA Directs NL Industries to Remove Lead at Raritan Bay Superfund Site in Old Bridge and Sayreville, New Jersey; $79 Million Cleanup Will Remove Toxic Lead from Popular Beach and Public Park
01/30/2014EPA to Remove Over Two Thousand Drums and Containers of Hazardous Materials from Elk Township, New Jersey Facility; $800,000-Plus Cleanup Will Protect the Community and Area Wetlands
01/16/2014Camano Island (WA) Chlorine Release Safely Resolved
01/16/2014EPA Settlement with Superior Forge and Steel Corp Enforces
Chemical Reporting Rule Designed to Protect Communities
01/15/2014Food Processing Company Settles Violations of Chemical Release Reporting Requirements at Allentown, Pa. Facility
01/09/2014EPA Launches New Citizen Science Website; Resources Available to Conduct Scientific Investigations in Communities
01/08/2014EPA Awards Almost Half a Million in Funding to Three Universities for Projects to Reduce Pesticide Risk Including Risks to Bees/Louisiana State, Penn State and University of Vermont at the forefront of groundbreaking technology
01/08/2014EPA Awards Almost Half a Million in Funding to Three Universities for Projects to Reduce Pesticide Risk Including Risks to Bees
01/07/2014EPA Orders Company to Stop Removing Asbestos at the Former Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in Dutchess County, NY
01/06/2014EPA Funds LSU Study to Protect Bees from Pesticides
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
12/19/2013EPA West Coast Collaborative announces more than $2 million in grants to reduce harmful diesel emissions in western states and Pacific Island territories
12/18/2013Darigold failed to report chlorine gas release in Portland to authorities in timely manner
12/17/2013Oregon Companies Settle with EPA for Illegal Disposal of Millions of Pounds of Reactive Hazardous Waste
12/12/2013EPA Provides Updated Guidance to Schools on PCB-containing Lighting Fixtures
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 Holds Bi- Monthly IRIS Public Meeting
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
12/10/2013EPA Provides Over $345,000 to Protect Wetlands in New York; Citizen Science to be Used in the Adirondacks to Collect Environmental Data
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
11/26/2013$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
11/20/2013Puerto 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
11/19/2013EPA 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
11/12/2013EPA Region 7 to Participate at National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk Event Nov. 14 in Kansas City, Mo.
11/06/2013EPA Seeks Public Input on Newly Designed Graphic for Bug Repellent Labels/New graphic will help consumers make informed choices to protect their health
11/05/2013EPA Completes Fourth Season of Hudson River Dredging; Project Now about 73% Complete with GE, Not Taxpayers, Paying the Full Cost of Cleanup; $2 Billion Dredging Project Continues to Create Local Jobs
11/05/2013EPA Finalizes Plan to Address Contaminated Soil at the Scorpio Recycling Superfund site in Toa Baja; EPA to spend $3 Million to Address Heavy Metal Contamination
11/05/2013EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan to Address Contaminated Soil at the Woodbrook Road Dump Superfund Site in South Plainfield, New Jersey; Contaminated Soil and Debris to be Removed; Cleanup Expected to Cost $24 Million
11/05/2013EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Ground Water Near the New Cassel Industrial Area in Nassau County, N.Y.; Cleanup Expected to Cost $22.9 Million
11/01/2013Progressive Nutrition of Norfolk, Neb., to Pay $125,000 for Settlement of Federal Pesticide Violations
10/30/2013EPA Announces Cleanup Plan for the Ellis Property Site in Evesham Township, New Jersey; EPA Cost of Removal of Contaminated Soil Estimated at $13.6 Million
10/29/2013EPA Extends Public Comment Period on Cleanup Plan for Maywood Chemical Company Superfund Site
10/29/2013EPA Finalizes Plan for Cleanup at Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site in Lockport, New York; $4 Million Cleanup Will Address Contamination
10/28/2013HBD/Thermoid Inc. Agrees to $371,075 Settlement for Alleged Violations of Clean Air Act at Chanute, Kan., Facility
10/24/2013EPA Awards Grant to Help Teach Baltimore Residents
About Dangers of Lead Poisoning
10/23/2013Ritchie Enterprises Inc., of Sullivan, Mo., to Pay $30,000 for Failure to Use Lead Safe Work Practices and Notify Homeowners of Lead Risks
10/23/2013Kansas and Illinois Pesticide Distributors to Pay Penalties Totaling $96,640 for Distributing Misbranded Pesticides
10/23/2013National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Encourages Testing and Safe Home Repairs to Protect Children’s Health
10/23/2013EPA Orders Middletown, NY to Address Clean Water Act Violations
10/23/2013EPA Reaches Settlement with Goshen, New York Company for Violations of Federal Toxics Law
10/22/2013U.S. National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Goes Global
10/18/2013Dyno Nobel Inc. to Pay $257,167 for Clean Air Act and Risk Management Program Violations at Two Facilities in Missouri
09/30/2013City of Tacoma settles with EPA for violating federal rules on PCBs in used oil
09/30/2013EPA Takes Public Comments on Proposal to Delete an Oneida County Site from the Superfund List after Cleanup
09/30/2013EPA Proposes Plan to Address Pollution in Three Areas of Ringwood Mines Superfund Site in Ringwood, New Jersey; Results of Long-term Ground Water Monitoring to be Made Available to the Public; Public Encouraged to Comment on Proposed $46.7 million Cleanup Plan
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)
09/30/2013EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Gowanus Canal Superfund Site in Brooklyn, New York; $506 Million Cleanup Will Remove Contaminated Sediment and Create Jobs
09/30/2013EPA Takes Steps to Allow Restriction of Imports of Harmful Category of Chemicals used in Carpets
09/27/2013EPA Announces Second Opportunity for Public Comments on Proposed Ban on Boat Sewage Dumping into Lake Erie
09/26/2013Parents, Teachers and Press Urged to Spread Message of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 20-26
09/24/2013EPA Evaluates Flame Retardants Including a Safer Substitute for HBCD
09/19/2013Asarco agrees to pay $146,600 for PCB violations at Hayden copper smelter
09/18/2013Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson settles with EPA for hazardous waste law violations
09/16/2013EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck and Congressmember Rodney Frelinghuysen Announce Successful Removal of Hazardous Waste from Radiation Technology Superfund Site in Rockaway Township, New Jersey; Tour Five Superfund Sites in Morris, Essex and Sussex Counties

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