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02/15/2011Suffolk County Government Becomes Green Energy Leader; Dannon, Mohawk Papers, HSBC, Sony, Bloomberg LP and Deutsche Bank also Honored
02/15/2011EPA Begins Study of Air Pollution Near HOVENSA Oil Refinery in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
02/04/2011EPA TESTING FINDS NO CHEMICALS IN CISTERNS FOLLOWING DECEMBER 2010 CHEMICAL RELEASE FROM HOVENSA OIL REFINERY
02/02/2011EPA Investigation of Gowanus Canal Identifies Widespread Contamination, Health and Ecological Problems; Hundreds of Samples find PAHs, PCBs, Heavy Metals and Other Toxins
01/28/2011EPA Provides Federal Grants to Brooklyn Community Group Working to Protect Public Health
01/12/2011EPA Issues Order to NJ Hospital Group
01/06/2011EPA Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Quality Awards
01/05/2011EPA Fines Drew University for Hazardous Waste Violations
12/23/2010STATEMENT of Judith Enck, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on GE Hudson River Decision
12/17/2010EPA Announces Requirements for Next Phase of Hudson River PCB Cleanup
12/16/2010EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in Puerto Rico; PREPA and Gulf Caribbean Petroleum Refining Top the List of Biggest Polluters in PR
12/16/2010EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in U.S. Virgin Islands; HOVENSA Tops the List as Biggest Polluter in US VI
12/16/2010EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in New York; Finch Paper, Eastman Kodak and Danskammer Power Plant Top the List of NY Polluters
12/16/2010EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in New Jersey; DuPont Chambers Works, Conoco Phillips and Mercer Generating Station Top the List of NJ Polluters
12/07/2010U.S. Proposes Major Reductions in Air Pollution from Large Ships in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Island Waters
12/06/2010EPA Reports a Successful Year Enforcing Environmental Law in U.S. Virgin Islands
12/06/2010EPA Reports a Successful Year Enforcing Environmental Law in Puerto Rico
12/06/2010EPA Reports a Successful Year Enforcing Environmental Law in New York State
12/06/2010EPA Reports a Successful Year Enforcing Environmental Law in the State of New Jersey
11/23/2010EPA Warns Against Use of Mothballs that Look Like Candy
11/19/2010EPA Awards Grant to Protect the Barnegat and Delaware Estuaries
11/15/2010EPA Signs Agreement with Southampton Hospital to Enhance its Environmental Practices
11/12/2010More Than $2.4 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health and Vitality of Long Island Sound; Supports Education and Stewardship, Improves Water Quality, Restores and Protects Rivers and Beaches
11/09/2010EPA Air Monitoring Near Olean, N.Y. School Finds No Toxic Chemicals from Plastics Facility
11/04/2010EPA Reaches Multi-state Agreement with Major Used Oil Recycler for Improper Handling of PCBs
10/28/2010EPA Approves U.S. Virgin Islands’ List of Waters Facing Pollution Threats; New Pollutants Included for Christiansted Harbor, the Offshore Southgate Subwatershed and Mangrove Lagoon
10/21/2010EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Cortese Toxic Site in Sullivan County, NY
10/19/2010EPA Announces Million Dollar Grant to Reduce Port Pollution in Camden, N.J.
10/19/2010EPA Proposes to Add Mansfield Trail Dump Site in Byram Township, NJ to the Superfund List
10/19/2010EPA Proposes to Add Two Puerto Rico Sites to the Superfund List
10/12/2010EPA to Excavate Contaminated Soil, Monitor Groundwater at Ellenville Scrap Iron and Metal Superfund Site in Ulster County, N.Y.
10/04/2010EPA and New York Harbor School Establish Ground-Breaking Green Partnership
09/30/2010New Air Pollution Testing at Tonawanda Coke Corp. Shows that Facility is a Significant Source of Benzene
09/29/2010EPA Approves Puerto Rico’s List of Impaired Waters: New Pollutants Included for Waters of San Juan Bay Estuary, Rio Bayamon, Rio Grande de Arecibo
09/27/2010EPA Places a Section of the Black River in Jefferson County, N.Y. on the Superfund List
09/27/2010EPA Makes Final Decision: Newtown Creek is Added to Superfund List
09/23/2010EPA Recognizes Environment Achievements of NJ and NY Supermarkets for Their Work to Combat Climate Change; Supervalu, Hannaford Bros., Weis Markets, Price Chopper and Kysor/Warren each earn Environmental Achievement Award
09/23/2010EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants Awarded for New York
09/13/2010EPA Removes Long Island Toxic Site From Superfund National Priorities List
08/31/2010EPA’s Public Meeting on Hydraulic Fracturing Study to Take Place in Binghamton, New York; Meeting Scheduled for September 13 and 15 at the Broome County Forum Theater
08/26/2010EPA Orders Removal of PCB-Contaminated Materials from Massena, N.Y. Site and Decontamination of Buildings Before Demolition
08/26/2010EPA Issues Order to Tonawanda Coke for Clean Water Act Violations
08/24/2010EPA Schedules Second Public Meeting on Edgewater, N.J. Toxic Site: Public also Given More Time to Provide Input
08/20/2010EPA Proposes Plan to Clean Up the Source of Ground Water Contamination at the Cortese Landfill Site in Sullivan County, NY
08/16/2010EPA Recovers A Quarter Million Dollars In Cleanup Costs at H.M. Quackenbush Site in Herkimer, N.Y., After EPA Removed Tons of Toxic Waste and Sludge
08/11/2010Saranac Lake, N.Y. Gas Station Owner to Install New Equipment to Ensure Underground Petroleum Tanks Are Not Leaking Into Groundwater
08/10/2010EPA POSTPONES SYRACUSE MEETING ON HYDRAULIC FRACTURING STUDY, NEW DATES COMING SOON
08/09/2010CHANGE OF VENUE: EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Public Meetings Moved to Oncenter Complex Convention Center in Syracuse, New York; Same Times, Same Day, Different City
08/09/2010NEW JERSEY LANDFILL OWNERS AGREE TO COMPLY WITH CLEAN AIR ACT; New Landfill System Maximizes Gas Collection for Potential Energy Recovery
08/03/2010Puerto Rico Ferries Go Green with Environmental Protection Agency Diesel Reduction Grant
08/03/2010EPA Administrator Highlights Importance of Agency’s Science Laboratory in New Jersey; Announces new resources for national Environmental Response Team lab facilities
08/03/2010PRESS ADVISORY -- TODAY: EPA Administrator to Tour Agency's Environmental Laboratory in Edison, NJ
08/02/2010EPA Removes Morris County Site From Superfund National Priorities; Cleanup Work Complete
07/26/2010EPA Reaches Major Milestone at Welsbach Superfund Site
07/21/2010EPA Recognizes the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning for Outstanding Community Leadership
06/29/2010EPA Approves New York State’s List of Impaired Waters: Long Island’s South Shore Estuary and Lake Ontario New Entries on the List
06/18/2010EPA Announces a Schedule of Public Meetings on Hydraulic Fracturing Research Study; August 12 Meeting to be Held in Binghamton, N.Y.
06/17/2010EPA Releases Health Risk Assessment of Processing and Disposal of Onondaga Lake Sediment in Town of Camillus; Open House/Public Meeting to Discuss the Assessment on July 8, 2010 in Camillus, NY
06/14/2010EPA Awards Half a Million Dollars to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Pollution in Central New York
05/27/2010EPA Launches Annual Efforts to Protect Area Beaches, Coastal Waters and New York/New Jersey Harbor
05/27/2010EPA and New York State Announce Ban on Boat Sewage Disposal to New York Canal System
05/26/2010‘Don’t Fry Day’ promotes skin cancer prevention; EPA urges everyone to be smart in the sun [NJ Edition]
05/26/2010‘Don’t Fry Day’ promotes skin cancer prevention; EPA urges everyone to be smart in the sun [NY Edition]
05/19/2010EPA Marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day by Recognizing Environmental Achievers in the U.S. Virgin Islands
05/17/2010EPA Helps People Take Control of Their Asthma
05/13/2010City of Oswego, N.Y., Agrees to Invest $87 Million in Upgrades to Sewer System to Comply with Clean Water Act
05/11/2010EPA ARRA and Brownfields Grants Strengthen Camden Communities
05/05/2010EPA Marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day by Recognizing Environmental Achievers in Puerto Rico
05/05/2010Three Puerto Rico Municipalities Receive Checks from EPA
05/04/2010Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority To Spend More Than $195 Million on Improvements To 126 Drinking Water Plants; Will Pay $1 Million Civil Penalty and Undertake $2.5 Million Water Quality Project
04/30/2010EPA Reports Early Progress on the Investigation of the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site
04/29/2010EPA Requires Improvements at Coke Facility in Tonawanda, N.Y.
04/26/2010EPA Expands Offer to Pay Water Costs for Towns
04/26/2010Buffalo River Restoration Projects To Be Discussed At April 29 Public Meeting
04/23/2010EPA Marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day by Recognizing Environmental Achievers in New York
04/23/2010EPA Marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day by Recognizing Environmental Achievers in New Jersey; Dery Bennett of the American Littoral Society given posthumous award
04/22/2010Three Puerto Rico Municipalities to Receive EPA Funds to Assess Abandoned and Contaminated Sites
04/22/2010Four New Jersey Cities to Receive EPA Funds to Assess and Clean Up Abandoned and Contaminated Sites
04/22/2010Seven New York Communities to Receive EPA Funds to Assess and Clean Up Abandoned and Contaminated Sites
04/21/2010EPA Signs an Agreement with North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System to Improve Environmental Sustainability of 12 Hospitals
04/15/2010Site Owner Agrees To Pay For Cleanup of New Jersey Superfund Site
04/14/2010EPA to Provide Grants to Support Brownfields Job Training: Programs will Prepare Upstate New York Residents for Green Jobs
04/08/2010NYC Landlord Fined for Failing to Provide Lead Paint Information
04/07/2010EPA to Begin Full Investigation at Raritan Bay Slag Superfund Site
04/05/2010EPA Takes Action to Ramp Up Cleanup Work at CAPECO Facility
04/01/2010EPA and State Investigating Equipment Failure at the Tonawanda Coke Facility Near Buffalo
03/31/2010EPA Signs Sustainability Agreement With Major New Jersey Company
03/30/2010EPA Fines Builder for Stormwater Pollution at Rahway, New Jersey Construction Site
03/30/2010EPA Provides Half a Million Dollars to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Pollution in Southern New Jersey
03/25/2010Veterans Affairs Department, Cited for Petroleum Storage Tank Violations in Puerto Rico; Will Fund Public Training Sessions on Environmental Requirements
03/22/2010Virgin Islands Halts Illegal Sewage Discharge on St. Croix; Federal Judge Orders Upgrades
03/19/2010Extensive Lead Sampling in Port Richmond, Staten Island Finds Paint and Other Sources Culprit for Lead in Backyards
03/16/2010Boat Sewage Ban Proposed In New York State Canal System
03/11/2010EPA Grant to Help Newark Community Target Environmental Problems
03/10/2010City, State and Federal Government Take Action for Cleaner Port of New York and New Jersey; Truckers Gain Access to Millions of Dollars to Slash Air Pollution
03/08/2010EPA Submits Final Report on First Phase of Hudson River Dredging For Independent Scientific Review; 45-day Public Comment Period Begins Today
03/02/2010EPA Proposes Sections of the Black River to the Superfund List
03/02/2010EPA Proposes to Add Dewey Loeffel Landfill to Federal Superfund List; Major PCB Problem Continues to Affect Rensselaer County Communities
03/02/2010EPA Adds Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal to the National Superfund List of Hazardous Waste Sites; Agency will Pursue Polluters to Pay for Comprehensive Cleanup
02/25/2010EPA Orders Caribbean Petroleum Refining L.P. To Resume Cleanup of Its Facility

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