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News Releases by State: NEW YORK


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03/30/2012EPA to Conduct First Five-Year Review of Hudson River PCB Cleanup
03/16/2012Rome, New York Rental Company Faces Fine for Failing to Inform Residents about the Presence of Lead-based Paint and its Dangers
03/15/2012EPA Orders Buffalo Sewer Authority to Reduce Water Pollution in Niagara River; Four Billion Gallons of Sewage and Wastewater Pollutes Niagara River and Tributaries Every Year
03/13/2012EPA Adds Nine Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List, Proposing an Additional 10 Sites
03/13/2012EPA Adds Eighteen Mile Creek in Niagara County, N.Y. to the Superfund List
03/09/2012EPA Provides Technical Assistance to Upstate New York County to Promote Smart Growth Strategies
03/09/2012EPA to Provide Three New York Communities with Smart Growth Assistance
03/05/2012EPA Provides Major Grant to CACWNY
03/02/2012EPA to Help Citizen Scientists Learn More about Air and Water Pollution in New York City Communities
02/22/2012Drums from the Lehigh Valley Railroad Derailment Superfund Site in Le Roy, New York To Be Removed by Friday
02/17/2012EPA Deputy Administrator Visits Recycling Technology Training Center in the Bronx; Per Scholas Provides Computers to Underserved Communities, Strengthens Green Economy
02/13/2012Cleanup Complete at Hiteman Leather Superfund Site In West Winfield, New York; Site Ready for Redevelopment
01/25/2012New York City Student Helps EPA Educate the Public on Dangers of Radon; Wins National Radon Poster Contest
01/23/2012Syracuse High School Students to Learn about Water Pollution through EPA Environmental Justice Grant
01/23/2012EPA Environmental Justice Grants to Help New York City Communities Prevent Lead Poisoning and Restore Wetlands; Organizations in Northern Manhattan, the South Bronx and Jamaica to Receive Funds
01/05/2012EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in New York
01/03/2012EPA Releases Options for Gowanus Canal Superfund Cleanup; Agency Encouraging Public Comment
01/03/2012EPA Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Quality Awards
12/12/2011EPA Proposes Plan for Next Phase of Cleanup at Crown Cleaners Superfund Site in Herrings, New York; Agency Encouraging Public Comment
12/08/2011EPA and New York State Announce Ban on Dumping Sewage from Boats into Lake Ontario
12/02/2011EPA Funding to Reduce Air Pollution from Locomotives and Buses Operating in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Nassau and Rockland Counties
11/29/2011Lafarge North America Inc. Agrees to Pay $740,000 Penalty to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations in Five States / Ready-mix concrete producer agrees to invest an estimated $8 million to improve environmental compliance at 189 facilities in the U.S.
11/18/2011EPA and U.S. Department of Energy to Develop Renewable Energy on Previously Contaminated Sites; Two Sites in Buffalo Area Among Those to be Assessed for Renewable Energy Projects
11/16/2011EPA Honors 19 Organizations for Leadership in Clean Energy
11/10/2011The Federal Government Highlights Economic Benefits of Electronics Recycling; Top Officials Tour Electronic Waste Recycler
10/21/2011EPA Encourages the Public to Attend Information Sessions on Newtown Creek Superfund Site Cleanup
10/20/2011EPA Finalizes Plan to Clean Up Contaminated Ground Water at Tri-Cities Barrel Superfund Site in Broome County, N.Y.
10/12/2011America’s Great Outdoors Progress Report Shows Conservation, Recreation Gains and Economic Benefits
10/06/2011EPA Announces Public Comment Period on Proposal to Ban Dumping Sewage from Boats Into Lake Ontario
10/06/2011EPA Launches New Website to Protect Wetlands; Urges Public to Report Any Violations of the Law
10/03/2011Great Lakes Week events scheduled for Detroit, Oct. 11-14
10/03/2011EPA Finalizes Plan to Clean Up Old Dry Cleaner Site in Hempstead, New York; Chemicals Used in Dry Cleaning Found in Water Next to Woodmere Middle School
09/30/2011Government and Community Partners Launch Tonawanda Sustainability Initiative; Goals are to Reduce Pollution and Promote Business Innovation
09/29/2011Cleanup Complete at Pasley Solvents and Chemicals Superfund Site In Nassau County, N.Y.; Site Removed from Superfund List
09/22/2011Rochester, NY Asbestos Abatement Contractor Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Environmental Crimes and Making False Statements
09/19/2011EPA Warns New York City Residents about Dangers of Illegal Pesticides; Agency Sweep of Businesses in Several City Neighborhoods Reveals Illegal Products Are Easy to Find
09/15/2011EPA Proposes to Add Eighteen Mile Creek in Niagara County, N.Y. to the Superfund List
09/15/2011EPA Adds Areas of Long Island to the Superfund List; Volatile Organic Compounds found in 11 Major Drinking Water Wells
09/15/2011EPA Advancing Clean Up at 15 Hazardous Waste Sites, Proposing 11 Sites for Action
09/14/2011EPA to Fund Pollution Prevention Projects in New Jersey and New York; Agency Also to Promote Pollution Prevention Initiatives at Upcoming Green Chemistry Conference
09/06/2011Top Environmental Officials Announce Action Agenda to Restore and Protect Long Island Sound
09/06/2011EPA and New York State Announce Ban on Dumping Sewage from Boats into Long Island Sound
08/23/2011EPA’s $6 Million Challenge to Restore Great Lakes and Create Jobs
08/22/2011EPA Unveils System to Treat Contaminated Ground Water from Lawrence Aviation Superfund Site in Suffolk County, N.Y.
08/19/2011EPA Awards More Than $300,000 to Paul Smith’s College to Control Invasive Species; Grant is One of Nine Awarded to New York for Great Lakes Restoration Work
08/15/2011EPA Proposes to Delete Pasley Solvents and Chemicals Site in Nassau County, N.Y. from Superfund List
08/05/2011U.S. EPA, NASA Provide Summer Jobs, Challenge College Students to Solve Green Problems
08/04/2011EPA Proposes Plan to Modify Cleanup of Ground Water at Tri-Cities Barrel Superfund Site in Broome County, N.Y.; EPA to Hold Public Meeting on August 16 to Discuss Plan
08/03/2011EPA Takes Action against Buffalo Area Gas Station Owner to Protect Ground Water
08/03/2011EPA Announces Public Comment Period on Proposal to Ban Dumping Sewage from Boats Into Jamaica Bay
08/02/2011EPA Signs an Agreement with the University at Buffalo to Improve Environmental Sustainability
07/29/2011EPA Report Illustrates Serious Sewage Pollution Problem in New York and New Jersey
07/29/2011EPA Protects Rivers, Lakes and Streams by Plugging Abandoned Oil Wells in Western New York
07/28/2011EPA Seeks Public Input on Plan to Clean Up Peninsula Boulevard Superfund Site in Hempstead, New York; Chemicals Used in Dry Cleaning to Be Cleaned Up Next to Woodmere Middle School
07/27/2011EPA Announces Top Contenders in Energy Star National Building Competition / In the first six months of the competition, participants saved more than $3.7 million on utility bills
07/26/2011Fortune Society Will Provide Green Job Training Through EPA Brownfields Grant
07/25/2011EPA Finalizes Plan to Remove Contaminated Soil from Nepera Chemical Superfund Site in Orange County
07/22/2011EPA and New York City Urge People to Save Energy, Money and the Environment on Hot Summer Days
07/20/2011EPA and DEC Report Progress at Tonawanda Coke Corporation; Announce New Commitments in Tonawanda Community -- Benzene Emissions Cut by at least Two-thirds
07/19/2011EPA Awards $400,000 to Niagara County in Brownfields Assessment Grants
07/11/2011EPA Finalizes Agreement to Begin First Phase of Newtown Creek Superfund Cleanup
07/08/2011EPA Releases New Report on Sewage Pollution in New York and New Jersey
07/08/2011EPA Names DiPasquale Director of Chesapeake Bay Program
06/30/2011Million Dollar EPA Grant Powers Green Locomotive in Upstate New York
06/29/2011EPA, NOAA and Others Receive Prestigious Award for Restoring the Passage of Fish to the Peconic River in Riverhead, NY
06/28/2011Take Action on Hot Summer Days to Reduce Asthma Attacks
06/24/2011Federal Agencies Partner to Revitalize Urban Waterways In Communities Across The U.S.
06/15/2011EPA Announces Partnership for First-Ever Great Lakes Week
06/13/2011EPA and Regional Leaders to Announce October's Great Lakes Week
06/10/2011EPA Marks the Startup of the Final Phase of Hudson River PCB Dredging; 500 Jobs Created By This Cleanup Project
06/09/2011EPA Honors Outstanding Leadership in Asthma Care
06/06/2011Second Phase of Historic Hudson River Cleanup Underway
06/06/2011EPA Awards $1.2 Million to Three New York Communities to Clean up and Revitalize Contaminated Properties
06/06/2011EPA Administrator Announces $76 Million to Clean Up Contaminated Sites and Revitalize Communities / EPA brownfields investments protect health and environment, create jobs and promote economic re-development nationwide
06/01/2011EPA Begins Summer Monitoring to Protect Area Beaches, Coastal Waters and New York/New Jersey Harbor
05/26/2011Don’t Fry-Day is Friday; EPA Offers Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer
05/20/2011EPA Proposes Plan to Remove Contaminated Soil from Nepera Chemical Superfund Site in Orange County, N.Y.; EPA to Hold Public Meeting on June 15 to Discuss Plan
05/19/2011EPA Releases Final Report on Toxic Air Pollution Near Manhattan I.S. 143 School Finds Pollutants Below Levels of Concern
05/16/2011EPA to Oversee Cleanup of a Portion of the Newburgh Landfill; Public Information Session Set for May 18
05/12/2011EPA Takes Action to Protect Ground Water from Petroleum Contamination
05/11/2011EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Release Draft Guidance to Clarify Waters Covered by Clean Water Act
05/09/2011EPA to Begin Soil Cleanup at Ellenville Scrap Iron and Metal Superfund Site in Ulster County, N.Y.; EPA to Hold Public Meeting on May 11 to Discuss Work at Site
05/03/2011Partnership of Northeast Government, Private and Non-profit Organizations Honors Groups for Reducing Air Pollution
04/29/2011EPA Honors New York Environmental Leaders
04/29/2011EPA Launches New Strategy to Promote Use of Green Infrastructure for Environmental and Economic Benefits
04/25/2011EPA and New York State Move to Ban Dumping Sewage from Boats Into Long Island Sound
04/21/2011Westchester County Real Estate Firm Signs Agreement with EPA to Enhance Sustainable Practices
04/21/2011Postal Service Delivers a Greener America; Stamps Encourage Protecting Public Health and the Environment
04/20/2011EPA Recognizes Syracuse and Onondaga County for Creating a More Sustainable Community, Including 50 Green Projects; Selects Syracuse as a Green Infrastructure Partnership Community
04/14/2011EPA Names New York’s Tompkins County a “Climate Showcase” Community; Awards Grant for Study
04/04/2011EPA Selects 32 Locations for Assistance with Sustainable Community Planning
03/29/2011EPA to Hold Listening Session on Whether to Add Vapor Intrusion as a Criterion for Superfund Sites
03/15/2011EPA and Pelham Students Learn Importance Of Recycling Electronics at Visit to Recycling Plant in Mt. Vernon, NY
03/14/2011EPA Announces U.S. Cities with the Most Energy Star Certified Buildings / Third annual list shows dramatic growth, savings of energy efficient buildings
03/11/2011City of Yonkers Launches Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling Program
03/08/2011EPA Proposes to Add Area Near Hicksville, New Cassel, Westbury, Hempstead and Salisbury, N.Y. to the Federal Superfund List
03/08/2011EPA Adds Dewey Loeffel Landfill in Rensselaer County to Superfund List; Public Meeting Scheduled for March 24 in Nassau
03/08/2011EPA Adds 10 Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List / Fifteen additional sites proposed to be included on the NPL
03/08/2011EPA Seeks Public Input on Cleanup Options for Lead-Contaminated Site in Staten Island, N.Y.
02/25/2011Up to $40 million available from EPA for Great Lakes restoration projects