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08/18/2015Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer named to National EPA Advisory Committee
08/13/2015EPA Proposes Plan to Clean Up Pesticides Storage Facility in Manati, P.R.; August 18 Public Meeting Planned
08/13/2015EPA Releases Plan to Address Pollution at San German Toxic Site; Public Invited to Public Meeting on August 19
08/13/2015EPA Asks Public for Comments on Plan to Protect Drinking Water in Corozal, P.R.; August 20 Public Meeting Planned
08/11/2015EPA Completes Construction of Water line in Chester and Washington Townships, N.J.; Agency Action Protects Community from Polluted Groundwater
07/30/2015EPA Proposes Plan to Clean up Groundwater at Superfund Site in Newfield, N.J.; Public Meeting to be Held August 12
07/23/2015Former Brick Township Superfund Site Gets Remake as Solar Power Farm; Panels Provide Energy to Government Building, Local Parks
07/23/2015EPA Agreement with Port Authority and Port Terminal Operators Will Cut Harmful Pollution from Idling Trucks in Newark and Beyond
07/01/2015EPA to Provide Nearly $200,000 for Environmental Job Training in Puerto Rico
07/01/2015EPA Extends Public Comment Period on Cleanup Plan for Residential Properties at Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund Site in Gibbsboro and Voorhees, N.J.
06/22/2015Camden Selected to Receive Nearly $1 Million to Cleanup Brownfields; EPA’s Investments in Camden For Brownfields Total More Than $6 Million
06/15/2015EPA Proposes Changes to Cleanup Plan at Olean Well Field Site - AVX Property in Olean, NY
06/03/2015EPA Announces Hiring of Pollution Prevention Expert
Dr. Anahita Williamson will Lead EPA Region 2 Science Division
06/01/2015EPA Proposes Plan to Remove Pollutants from Former Sherwin-Williams Plant in Gibbsboro, New Jersey; $14 Million Cleanup to Address Lead, Arsenic, and Volatile Organic Compounds
05/29/2015New Jersey Developer to Pay Civil Penalty for Stormwater Violations and Preserve Wetlands; Garden Homes Will Pay $225,000 Penalty and Preserve 108 Acres of Land in New Jersey’s Highlands Preservation Area
05/28/2015EPA Regional Administrator Visits Queens Park to Spotlight the Importance of Protecting Wetlands
05/28/2015EPA Provides $400,000 to Assess Contaminated Land in Neptune, New Jersey
05/28/2015EPA Provides $400,000 to Assess Contaminated Land in Niagara County, New York
05/27/2015Puerto Rico Developer to Pay $500,000 Penalty to Address Clean Water Act Violations
05/26/2015EPA Provides Nearly $200,000 for Green Job Training of Formerly Incarcerated People
05/20/2015EPA Directs DuPont to Remove Mercury from Pompton Lake in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
05/19/2015EPA Encourages the Public to Provide Input on Plan to Address Contaminated Groundwater at Curtis Specialty Papers Superfund Site in Milford and Alexandria Township, New Jersey; Public Meeting to Take Place May 28
05/12/2015EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Removal of PCBs
From Bound Brook in South Plainfield, NJ; $422 million dollar cleanup underway at site of defunct electronics facility
05/11/2015Federal and State Governments Reach Legal Agreement with Tonawanda Coke to Reduce Pollution; Company to Pay $12 million to Address Violations of Environmental Laws
05/07/2015Sixth Season of Hudson River Dredging Begins; Historic Dredging Project Draws to a Close; Next Up: Cleaning Up Floodplains
04/29/2015EPA Proposes to Remove Alexandria Township, New Jersey Landfill from Superfund List
04/24/2015EPA Encourages the Public to Comment on Revisions to Cleanup Plan for Fulton Avenue Superfund Site in Nassau County, New York
04/24/2015EPA Honors U.S. Virgin Islands Environmental Champions
04/24/2015EPA Honors Puerto Rico Environmental Champions
04/24/2015EPA Honors New Jersey Environmental Champions
04/24/2015EPA Honors New York Environmental Champions
04/17/2015EPA Urges the Public to Weigh In on Proposal to Ban the Dumping of Sewage from Boats into Cayuga and Seneca Lakes and Seneca River
04/16/2015Methyl Bromide Investigation Expands to Puerto Rico
04/16/2015EPA Revises Final Cleanup Plan for Ringwood Mines Superfund Site in Ringwood, New Jersey
03/26/2015NEWS ADVISORY: EPA Issues Pesticides Warning in Caribbean; Methyl Bromide Suspected of Making Four People Ill on St. John, U.S. VI
03/23/2015EPA Responds to Incident that Leaves Four People Ill on St. John; EPA Working with U.S. Virgin Islands Government on Ongoing Investigation
03/20/2015EPA Reducing Air Pollution from Old Diesel Engines; Grants Provide $1.18 Million to Protect People from Harmful Air Pollution
03/19/2015EPA Provides New York State $197 Million for Clean Water Projects
03/19/2015EPA Provides New Jersey $74 Million for Clean Water Projects
03/19/2015EPA Provides Puerto Rico $27 Million for Clean Water Projects
03/19/2015$22 Million Paid For Cleanup Costs and Natural Resource Damages at the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics site in South Plainfield, NJ
03/13/2015EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Joins Senator Booker, Mayor Baraka and ICC to Visit Newark’s Community Air Pollution Project Which Utilizes EPA Science
03/09/2015Total Petroleum Puerto Rico Corp. Agrees to Spend $1.6 Million to Improve Leak Detection in At Least 125 Gas Stations Across Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
03/09/2015EPA Provides $200,000 to the South Bronx Economic Development Corp. to Support Assessment, Cleanup and Reuse of Contaminated Properties
03/09/2015EPA Provides $200,000 to Camden, New Jersey to Support Assessment, Cleanup and Reuse of Contaminated Properties
03/09/2015EPA Provides $200,000 to the City of Rochester, New York to Support Assessment, Cleanup and Reuse of Contaminated Properties
02/04/2015EPA Proposes to Remove Most of Fulton, Oswego County, New York Site from Superfund List
02/02/2015$438 Million in Funds Headed for Contaminated Site Cleanups in New Jersey from Major Bankruptcy Court Settlement
01/30/2015EPA to Update Community on Toms River, NJ Superfund Site; EPA and National Toxicology Program scientists to Discuss Study of SAN Trimer
01/13/2015Proposed Settlement Regarding Cleanup of Superfund Site In Warren County, New Jersey; Value of Cleanup Work Estimated at $92 Million; Underground Contaminated Plume to be Addressed
01/13/2015EPA Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Champion Awards
01/08/2015DuPont Fined for Air Pollution at Deepwater, New Jersey
12/15/2014EPA Provides a Quarter Million Dollars to Protect Wetlands in New York
12/15/2014EPA Provides Over Half a Million Dollars to Protect Wetlands in New Jersey
12/09/2014Playa Grande Beach on the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge Closed to Protect Public While Potential Munition Is Investigated
12/03/2014EPA Announces Environmental Education Grants for Syracuse University and the Onondaga Environmental Institute
11/21/2014Head of EPA Visits Jersey City to Highlight EPA Investment in Local Communities; Jersey City Mayor Fulop and Administrator McCarthy Visit Berry Lane Park Project
11/19/2014$1.3 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health of Long Island Sound; $563,248 awarded to support projects in New York
11/13/2014EPA Reducing Air Pollution from Diesel Buses in Puerto Rico; Grant Provides More than $208,000 to the Puerto Rico Metropolitan Bus Authority
11/12/2014EPA Grant to Help Capital District-Area Business Develop Green Technology; Ecovative Design of Green Island, New York Receives $300,000 for Development of Green Alternative to Foam Packaging
11/12/2014EPA Extends Public Comment Period for Plan to Remove Mercury Contaminated Sediment from Bottom of Pompton Lake; EPA to Host Public Information Session for Pompton Lakes Community Tonight
11/10/2014EPA Extends Public Comment Period on Cleanup Plan in South Plainfield, New Jersey
11/10/2014EPA to Announce Major Grant to Reduce Air Pollution in Puerto Rico
11/10/2014EPA Funding Helps Businesses in Upstate New York Prevent Pollution; $268,000 Will Help Small and Medium-Sized Companies
11/10/2014EPA Funding Helps Businesses in New Jersey Prevent Pollution and Protect Against Storm Surges
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

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