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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
05/08/2014EPA Adds Radiation Site in Ridgewood Queens, New York to the Superfund List
05/08/2014EPA Takes Action to Protect Wetlands in Western New York; Cites Local Company for Filling in Over Sixteen Acres of Wetlands, Adjacent to the Cassadaga Creek
05/05/2014Dredging of Toxics Resumes in Upper Hudson River for Fifth Season; PCB Cleanup Designed to Restore Hudson River; Created Hundreds of New Jobs
05/01/2014EPA Stops Brooklyn Company from Selling Illegal Pesticides; Protects Public from Potential Health Risks
05/01/2014EPA Put Out Smoldering Tire Fire at Penuelas, Puerto Rico Site; EPA Spends $400,000 to Eliminate This Air Pollution Threat
04/30/2014EPA Region 7 to Conduct Removal Action and Radiological Assessment at Beta Chem Lab Facility in Lenexa, Kan.
04/30/2014EPA to Revise Permit Requirements for DuPont Pompton Lakes Cleanup
04/30/2014EPA Encourages the Public to Comment on Plan for the Cinnaminson Ground Water Contamination Superfund Site in Cinnaminson and Delran, New Jersey
04/29/2014Two oil and gas facilities in Alaska resolve industrial stormwater violations
04/25/2014EPA Seeks Small Businesses’ Input on Lead Paint for Public and Commercial Buildings
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

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