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10/30/2014EPA Proposes Revised Plan to Remove Mercury Contaminated Sediment from Bottom of Pompton Lake in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
10/30/2014Another Successful Year of Hudson River Cleanup Draws to a Close; One More Year of Dredging Expected
10/24/2014EPA Finalizes List of Polluted Water Bodies in New Jersey; PCBs, Arsenic, and Phosphorus are Most Common Pollutants
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 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
10/10/2014EPA 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 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 Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Cidra, Puerto Rico Superfund Site; Volatile Organic Compounds Contaminated Drinking Water
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
10/01/2014EPA 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
09/30/2014As Sandy Anniversary Approaches, EPA Highlights Importance of Wetlands in Protecting Against Severe Storms
09/30/2014EPA Finalizes $11 Million Plan to Clean Up Soil and Groundwater at Toxic Site in Glen Cove, New York
09/29/2014EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Toxic Site in Newfield, New Jersey; $5.3 Million to be spent to Address Groundwater Contamination
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
09/24/2014EPA Finalizes Plan to Address Contaminated Soil at Maywood Chemical Company Superfund Site in NJ
09/22/2014BJ’s Wholesale Club Joins EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge Program; Emphasis on Feeding the Hungry and Not Landfills during Hunger Action Month
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
09/16/2014EPA 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
09/16/2014EPA Decision on State of New York’s Proposal to Use Clean Water Funding for Projects Related to Replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge
09/09/2014EPA Proposes $20 Million Settlement with Lightstone Group Development to Conduct Cleanup on the Banks of the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site in Brooklyn; 17,500 Cubic Yards of Contaminated Soil to be Removed
09/09/2014EPA Reaches Agreement with Municipality of Culebra Puerto Rico to Address Water Pollution in Atlantic Ocean; Culebra Will Connect 35-40 Homes to Sewer System
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
08/28/2014EPA Takes Action to Protect Public from Hazardous Waste Fines SUNY Downstate Medical Center for Improper Storage and Handling of Hazardous Waste
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
08/15/2014EPA Provides $300,000 in Grants and Loans to Clean Up Contaminated Properties in the Bronx; Funding will Help Create Over 150 Affordable Housing Units
08/12/2014San Juan Teacher Receives Presidential Award for Environmental Education Teacher is 1 of Only 17 Recognized Nationwide
08/12/2014Bronx Science Teacher Who Constructed a Green Roof and Tarrytown Teen Who Used Wasted Apples as a Fuel Source Win Presidential Recognition
08/11/2014Municipality of Lajas Agrees to Environmental Improvements at Landfill; Agreement with EPA Sets Timetable for Landfill’s Closure and Establishes Local Recycling Program; Public Meeting to Be Held on August 28
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
07/23/2014EPA Proposes Changes to Cleanup Plan at Cattaraugus County, NY Toxic Site Public Meeting to take place August 5 in Olean
07/22/2014EPA Air Pollution Settlement with DuPont Chemical Facility in Tonawanda, NY; Approved by Federal Court
07/21/2014New Treatment Technology to be Added to Wastewater Treatment Plant at the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund Site in Nassau, New York
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
07/17/2014EPA Provides Grants to Elizabeth, New Jersey Community Group to Build trail to Elizabeth River
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
07/14/2014Second Phase of Cleanup Work to Begin at Mercury Refining Superfund Site On Colonie/Guilderland Border; Total Cleanup Cost Estimated at $9.3 Million
07/09/2014EPA Settlement with Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico Auto Crushing Company; Addresses Hazardous Waste and Used Oil
07/08/2014Court Approves EPA Agreement with IBM for Cleanup of Shenandoah Road Superfund Site in East Fishkill, NY
Agreement Also Provides Reimbursement of EPA Costs
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
06/23/2014EPA and New York State Announce Ban on Dumping Sewage from Boats into Lake Erie
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
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
05/28/2014EPA Provides $200,000 to Assess Contaminated Properties in Rochester, New York
05/28/2014EPA Provides $600,000 in Brownfields Cleanup Funding In New York City; Grants Will Fund Job Training Program and Assessments in Communities Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
05/28/2014EPA Provides $200,000 to Assess Contaminated Properties in Jamestown, New York
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
05/13/2014EPA 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
05/12/2014EPA Legal Agreement with Pfizer Will Protect Air Quality and Fund Recycling Program in Barceloneta
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
05/08/2014EPA 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 to Assist Buffalo Sewer Authority in Expanding Use of Green Infrastructure Projects to Focus on Reducing Stormwater Runoff from Vacant Lots
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 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
04/23/2014St. Croix Fossil Fuel Power Plant to Comply with Clean Air Act
04/23/2014EPA Honors Work of Exceptional New Jersey Environmental Leaders
04/23/2014EPA Honors Work of Exceptional Puerto Rico Environmental Leaders
04/23/2014EPA Honors Work of Exceptional U.S. Virgin Islands Environmental Leaders
04/23/2014EPA Honors Work of Exceptional New York Environmental Leaders
04/17/2014This Earth Day, Get Outside and Take a #natureselfie; EPA and The Nature Conservancy Partner to Connect People with Nature
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
04/14/2014EPA Approves Buffalo Sewer Authority’s Plan to
Reduce Sewage and Water Pollution in Niagara River
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
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
03/24/2014Buffalo Receives $500,000 EPA Great Lakes Grant For Green Infrastructure to Improve Water Quality in Lake Erie
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
03/12/2014Town of Newburgh, New York Providing Clean Drinking Water to Area Residents Under Agreement with EPA; Additional Environmental Projects Protecting Water Quality
03/07/2014EPA Proposes to Remove Manville, New Jersey Site from Superfund List after Successful Cleanup
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

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