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04/21/2014Sprint Electronic Recycling and Food Recovery Programs to be Honored by EPA Region 7 as Nation Observes Earth Day, April 22
04/17/2014EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Establish Interagency Agreement for Work on West Lake Landfill’s Isolation Barrier
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
04/08/2014EPA Reaches Agreement with Two Companies Requiring the Cleanup of Asbestos at a School and Head Start Facility in Penuelas, Puerto Rico
03/31/2014EPA 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
03/11/2014EPA Extends Comment Period for Draft Clean Harbors Permit; Public Hearing on Wed., April 16
02/27/2014EPA Improves U.S. — Mexico Border with Environmental Projects; More than $720,000 for improving air monitoring, expanding waste collection, improving water quality and other priorities
02/07/2014EPA Evaluation Finds Use of Coal Ash in Concrete and Wallboard Appropriate
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
01/09/2014EPA Launches New Citizen Science Website; Resources Available to Conduct Scientific Investigations in Communities
01/07/2014EPA Orders Company to Stop Removing Asbestos at the Former Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in Dutchess County, NY
12/31/2013EPA Extends Public Comment Period to February 5 for Plan to Address Pollution at Ringwood Mines Superfund Site in Ringwood, New Jersey
12/12/2013EPA Provides Updated Guidance to Schools on PCB-containing Lighting Fixtures
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
12/10/2013EPA Provides Over $345,000 to Protect Wetlands in New York; Citizen Science to be Used in the Adirondacks to Collect Environmental Data
12/10/2013EPA Provides Funding to Protect Wetlands in New Jersey; Nearly $430,000 Awarded for Wetlands Assessments and to Address New Jersey’s Changing Climate
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
11/20/2013Puerto Rico Land Authority Agrees to Stop Clearing Wetlands in Guanica, Puerto Rico; Will Mitigate Damage Done
11/19/2013EPA Recognizes 26 Mid-Atlantic Colleges
for Food Donation and Waste Diversion Efforts
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
11/15/2013EPA Recognizes Shop-Rite of Roxborough as #1 Grocer with Food Recovery Challenge Award on America Recycles Day
11/15/2013New England Institutions Honored for Food Waste Recycling Efforts on America Recycles Day
11/14/2013Celebrating America Recycles Day One Community at a Time
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
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
09/30/2013EPA Takes Public Comments on Proposal to Delete an Oneida County Site from the Superfund List after Cleanup
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
09/27/2013EPA Announces Second Opportunity for Public Comments on Proposed Ban on Boat Sewage Dumping into Lake Erie
09/17/2013EPA Provides Grant for Organic Gardening and Composting Training in Brooklyn; Community Gardens in Bedford-Stuyvesant to Benefit from Program
09/12/2013Cleanup Work to Begin at Mercury Refining Superfund Site On Colonie/Guilderland Border; EPA to Hold September 16 Public Meeting on the $9 Million Cleanup Plan
09/11/2013EPA Provides Grant for Urban Gardening and Green Infrastructure Program in Newark, New Jersey
09/09/2013EPA Region 7’s Healthy Schools Toolkit Provides New Online Resources for School Professionals, Providers and Public
08/26/2013Presidio Trust Awarded Honorable Mention for U.S. EPA Resource Conservation Competition
08/26/2013EPA Releases New Climate Change Video Series / The series supports President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and highlights benefits of reducing energy consumption
08/23/2013EPA Proposes Plan to Address Contaminated Soils and Ground Water at Maywood Chemical Company Superfund Site in Maywood and Rochelle Park, New Jersey; Cleanup Estimated to Cost $17 Million; Plan Will Address Contamination at Former Maywood Chemical Works
08/21/2013EPA To Hold August Public Meeting on LCP Chemicals, Inc. Superfund Site in Linden, New Jersey; Proposed Plan Calls for Comprehensive Cleanup Of Mercury and other Contaminants
08/08/2013EPA Encourages the Public to Comment on Plan for Scorpio Recycling Superfund site in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico; $3 Million Project to Address Contaminated Land
08/07/2013Dredging Begins to Remove 20,000 Cubic Yards of Highly Contaminated Mud from Lyndhurst Section of the Passaic River; $20 Million Project to be Paid by Various Companies
07/31/2013STATEMENTS: Senior EPA Officials Pay Tribute to Ira Leighton, who Helped Shape Environmental Protection since 1972
07/15/2013EPA Provides $1.5 Million to Clean Up and Revitalize Contaminated Properties Across New York State
06/24/2013EPA to Present Waste Reduction Award to City of Newton, Kan., on Tuesday, June 25
06/24/2013Third Annual Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit to be held in Atlanta
06/19/2013Three Hawaii university campuses join EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge
06/11/2013EPA Region 4 Announces Award Recipient of 2012 President's Environmental Youth Award (PEYA)
06/04/2013EPA and USDA Join Together To Help Americans Reduce Wasted Food
05/31/2013EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan to Remove Lead at Raritan Bay Superfund Site in Old Bridge and Sayreville, New Jersey; $79 Million Cleanup Will Remove Lead from Popular Beach and Public Park
05/22/2013EPA Begins Summer Monitoring to Protect Area Beaches, Coastal Waters and New York/New Jersey Harbor
05/22/2013EPA Reaches Agreement with Several Companies to Conduct a Study of a Contaminated Site in the New Jersey Meadowlands Near Hackensack River
05/21/2013EPA Adds the Matlack, Inc. Site in Woolwich Township, New Jersey to the Superfund List
05/08/2013EPA to Present Food Recovery Challenge Achievement Award to Kansas State University
05/08/2013E-Scrap Events Net Nine Tons of Used Electronics
05/08/2013EPA Provides $600,000 to Community in Puerto Rico to Support Assessments, Cleanups and Revitalization of Contaminated Properties
05/08/2013EPA Provides $1.4 Million to Communities in Upstate New York to Support Assessments, Cleanups and Revitalization of Contaminated Properties
05/08/2013EPA Provides $1 Million to New York City and North Hempstead, Long Island to Support Assessments, Cleanups and Revitalization of Contaminated Properties
05/08/2013EPA Provides Nearly $3.8 Million to Communities in New Jersey to Support Assessments, Cleanups and Revitalization of Contaminated Properties
05/01/2013Company to Repay the EPA for its Costs to Clean Up Site Contaminated with 70 Tons of Asbestos in Lawrenceville, New Jersey
04/29/2013Fourth Season of Dredging Begins in Upper Hudson; Project Expected to Reach Halfway Point during Fourth Season
04/26/2013EPA to Recognize St. Louis Cardinals for Reducing Food Waste at Busch Stadium on Monday, April 29
04/26/2013EPA Honors Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for Food Recovery Efforts
04/24/2013In Celebration of Earth Week, Large-scale Philly Recycler Joins EPA Program to Reduce U.S. Waste
04/22/201323 New England Colleges Join Effort to Reduce Food Waste
04/22/2013MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA Commemorates Earth Day, Continues Conversation on Climate Change
04/19/2013EPA and Kansas City Chiefs Invite Public to Arrowhead Stadium April 20 Recycling Event
04/15/2013EPA Awards NASA White Sands Test Facility for Highest Performance in Federal Green Challenge
04/15/2013Texas Army National Guard Recognized in Federal Green Challenge
04/15/2013EPA Recognizes the NASA Johnson Space Center for
Significant Improvements in Solid Waste Efforts
04/15/2013EPA Recognizes Federal Aviation Administration in Fort Worth for Purchasing More Environmentally Preferable Equipment
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
04/08/2013EPA to Team with Kansas City Chiefs for April 20 Recycling Drive
04/01/2013Seven New England Colleges and Universities Honored for Food Waste Recycling Efforts
02/22/2013EPA to Co-Host Austin Sustainable Materials Management Workshop
02/15/2013The EPA and the University at Buffalo to Co-Host Clean Water Conference in Buffalo; Local Governments Urged to Attend
02/08/2013EPA Extends Public Comment Period on Cleanup Plan for Gowanus Canal Superfund Site
02/01/2013MEDIA ADVISORY: Sunrise Landfill Repairs Completed After Damaging 200-Year Storm / Feb 5 Tour
01/30/2013Coca-Cola/Hickory Ridge and Watauga County Landfill Projects Recognized for Transforming Waste into a Green Community Asset
01/29/2013EPA and Caribbean Coral Reef Protection Group to Host Public Listening Session on St. Thomas on February 25; Public Encouraged to Participate in Person or from Live Videoconference Locations in San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Croix, USVI
01/16/2013EPA to Hold Public Meetings to Discuss Proposed Plan for Cleaning Up the Gowanus Canal; Public Encouraged to Attend Public Meetings on January 23 and January 24
12/28/2012EPA Grants to Help Two Puerto Rico Communities Boost Recycling and Composting and Reduce Water Pollution; Grants Will Fund Education Initiatives in San Juan and Loiza
12/28/2012EPA Environmental Justice Grant will Tackle Water Pollution in Peekskill, NY
12/27/2012STATEMENT BY EPA ADMINISTRATOR LISA P. JACKSON ANNOUNCING HER LEAVING CABINET AFTER STATE OF UNION
12/07/2012EPA, State and City Launch Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off in New York City
12/04/2012EPA, State and City Extend Household Hazardous Waste Pickup in New York City to December 9th
11/23/2012EPA, State and City Launch Household Hazardous Waste Pickup in New York City
11/19/2012EPA, State and County Promote Household Hazardous Waste Pickup in Nassau County
11/15/2012Three Boston-area Businesses Honored for Food Waste Recycling Efforts on America Recycles Day
11/15/2012EPA Announces Regional Food Recovery Challenge Awards on America Recycles Day
11/15/2012EPA Welcomes Kenny Family ShopRite Stores and Food Bank of Delaware into the Food Recovery Challenge
11/15/2012EPA Focuses on Food Waste for 15th Annual America Recycles Day
11/15/2012EPA Honors Calif., Nev., Ariz. Universities for Pledge to Significantly Reduce Food Waste

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